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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jan 18, 2021 11:03:57 AM

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are two art collections housed in the same gallery. Despite the building's history and impressive collections, it is often an underutilized gem and worth a visit on a school trip to Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Arts & Theater Attractions

The National Native American Veterans Memorial Open Now

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 15, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Native American Veterans Memorial officially opened to the public on November 11, 2020. Just outside the of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the new memorial honors the thousands of American Indian men and women who have served and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces. 

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Planet Word

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Even though most of our school trips to Washington, D.C. focus on history or science, there are other subjects that you can highlight on your next tour. Planet Word opened in the Fall of 2020 and is the only museum dedicated to linguistics and the English language in the D.C. area. Learn more about what the museum has to offer and why you should add it to your school trip itinerary!

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Winter in Washington, DC:  A List of Must-Sees in 2020

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 18, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Washington, D.C. is a popular spring-time destination, but many travelers are discovering how magical winter can be in our nation’s capital.  Even after a year of lock-downs and quarantines, Washington, D.C. still has some safe, wintery activities for your family or class to enjoy!

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Evening Activities

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Mount Vernon

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Dec 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM
George Washington’s homestead is a national treasure and one of the most beautifully   maintained historic sites in the United States thanks to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.  It's also one of the most popular stops outside D.C. proper on a school trip because of it's beauty and education options. 
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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

Must-See Attractions for Student Trips to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM

While planning a school trip to Washington, D.C., the number of museums, memorials, and monuments can seem overwhelming. While you could let a NationsClassroom representative create an itinerary for you, most teachers like the ability to customize and select itinerary items that best suit their students. 

 

Out of all the attractions in Washington, D.C., here are the top ten we think all student groups should experience while on tour.

 

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The Best History, STEM, and Arts Stops on a Washington, DC School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Most teachers think “history” when they consider a class trip to Washington, D.C., and that’s fair considering it's historical and political significance.

 

However, our nation’s capital also is a center for science, the arts, and much more. The monuments, memorials, and museums bring together many disciplines for visitors of all ages to contemplate our nation's story at a deeper level.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C., STEM Attractions, Arts & Theater Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Museum of African American History and Culture

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Nov 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

A favorite with school groups since opening in September 2016, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors and is ranked as one of the top five most popular museums in D.C.

 

Here are a few guidelines, highlights, and considerations for visitors to keep in mind and look out for when visiting.

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Lincoln Memorial | Washington D.C.

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Nov 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Located at the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memori al may well be Washington D.C.’s best known attraction. No school  trip is complete without a visit.

 

Read more about why your group should visit...

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Oct 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

On this day in 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in in Texas. 130 years later, his newly constructed memorial opened in Washington, D.C. 

 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial opened to the public on September 17, 2020. Student groups will be welcome to explore the small memorial park to discover more about the 34th President of the United States.

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

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