We have been so thrilled these past few weeks as students return to travel! Since the beginning of March, students, parents, and teachers have visited spots all along the historic east coast. While groups prepare to depart for their trip of a lifetime, the most common question we get is, “What’s open in our destination city?”

While changes happen every day, more and more of our favorite itinerary items are open for touring. Here is our most up-to-date list of what attractions are open for visitors!

Washington, D.C.

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  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Air & Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • Museum of the Marine Corp
  • Ford’s Theatre
  • National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Portrait Gallery 
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo
  • Planet Word
  • Spy Museum
  • Museum of The Bible
  • Basilica of the National Shrine
  • Artechouse
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Lincoln’s Cottage
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • American Visionary Art Museum
  • Maryland Science Center
  • National Aquarium
  • B&O Railroad Museum
  • FT. McHenry (Grounds Only)
  • All Monuments and Memorials

Colonial Virginia


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Gettysburg & Lancaster

  • Gettysburg Visitor’s Center and Museum
  • Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Gettysburg Heritage Center
  • Strasburg Railroad
  • Amish Village
  • Amish Buggy Rides
  • Jacob’s Choice at Amish Experience Theater
  • Turkey Hill Experience
  • Wolf Sanctuary of PA
  • Old Windmill Farm


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  • Boston Tea Party Ship
  • Commonwealth Museum
  • Concord Museum
  • Plimoth Patuxet (formerly known as Plimoth Plantation)
  • Minuteman National Park
  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Boston Common
  • Boston Garden
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Museum of African American History
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Witch House
  • Freedom Trail (buildings are exterior only)

New York City

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  • NEW – Broadway Shows
  • Radio City Stage Door Tour
  • The Intrepid
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • One World Observatory
  • Empire State Building
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Edge
  • The Guggenheim
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Top of the Rock
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • The MET
  • 9/11 Tribute Museum
  • 9/11 Museum and Memorial
  • Liberty Island (Inside Statue remains closed)
  • Ellis Island

Some of our other destinations are also open to travelers, such as:

We know that planning a school trip can seem overwhelming, so we are here to help. Chat with one of our Student Travel Consultants today to begin planning the trip of a lifetime. If you’re not sure where to start, our Browse Tours page is a great place to begin.

Originally published March 2021, updated September 2021.