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Washington Monument to Reopen in August

The National Park Service has just annouced that the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. will reopen this August.  

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Newseum Building Sold - Here's What You Need to Know

By now you may have heard that the building where the Newseum is housed (at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue) is being sold to John Hopkins University.  But what does that mean for school groups traveling to the Newseum in 2019?  We've got your answers.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

D.C. Peak Bloom Expected this Monday

Good news if you're headed to Washington, D.C. this weekend.  The National Mall Park Service reports:  "With temperatures for the next three days in the 60s and 70s, topping out in the mid-70s on Saturday, we expect to fairly quickly move to the fifth stage of the cycle (puffy white) and then be at peak bloom around Monday."

 

Barring any extreme weather, the "peak" season of the cherry blossoms should last between 7-10 days. 

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2019 Peak Cherry Blossom Bloom Dates Prediction Released!

Breaking News!  The Official National Cherry Blossom Festival just held a press conference announcing their predicted dates for Peak Bloom for spring 2019.  

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jul 25, 2018 11:09:37 AM

Curious about how much time to allot when your group visits the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.?  Or what other memorials to do alongside it? Or where the best group photo spot is? Read on for licensed tour guide Aaron Killian’s school trip spotlight on visiting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

5 Facts Most People Don't Know about Amelia Earhart

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jul 24, 2018 10:57:10 AM

On July 24th 1897, Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas.  Most of us know that Earhart went on to be the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean, after which she was awarded the United States Distinguished Flying Cross.  Amazingly, her accomplishments for the aviation industry did not end there - read below for five more fascinating facts about Amelia Earhart’s life.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial | Washington D.C.

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jan 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 
As the only major memorial dedicated to the memory of an African American within  D.C.’s monumental core, the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands apart from the surrounding war and presidential memorials.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The U.S. Capitol

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Oct 9, 2017 12:03:31 PM
The Capitol building is rightly  ca lled the te mple of American democracy.  The home of the legislative branch offers an excellent guided tour and its steps are the perfect backdrop for group photos and selfies. 
 
For  some, it’s the highlight of their entire school trip to Washin gton, D.C.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Arlington National Cemetery

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Oct 2, 2017 10:39:13 AM

On a class trip to D.C., there is no place which inspires more humility and  awe than the burial ground at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Here the nation has lain-to-rest more than 424,000 servicemen and women in honored glory. It is here that groups come to connect with an understanding of America’s hard-earned freedom.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Arlington National Cemetery

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

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Sep 18, 2017 1:02:08 PM
 

Located at the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial may well be D.C.’s best known attraction. No school trip is complete without a visit.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

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