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Washington, D.C., Gettysburg & Philadelphia School Trip 5 days, 4 nights

Walk In The Footsteps Of History

Trip Length: 5 days, 4 nights

Step back in time to walk in the footsteps of American history on a school trip to the Historic East Coast. Your students will return home with stories of courage and sacrifice. Admire memorials in Washington, DC, walk the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, and experience hands-on learning while in historic Philadelphia.

Trip Highlights

  • Capitol Hill
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Gettysburg National Battlefield Park
  • Independence Hall
  • Liberty Bell
  • National Constitution Center, and much more...
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Our Itinerary

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Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group.

Day 1: Museums & Memorials

  • Morning departure from local airport to a Washington, D.C. area airport.
  • Afternoon arrival in Washington, D.C.
    Meet your NationsClassroom Tour Guide. Board your tour coach bus and your tour begins.
  • Smithsonian Institution Museums
    Groups may choose two museums of the greatest interest from the Smithsonian Museums, including:

    • American History Museum
      Artifacts that we hold dear proudly tell the story of what it means to be an American.
    • Natural History Museum
      Exhibits showcase unrivaled scientific collections such as fossils, moon rocks, and crown jewels, including the mysterious Hope Diamond.
    • Air and Space Museum
      This is the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts where you can trace the importance of scientific discovery in air and space.
    • National Museum of African American History and Culture
      Tickets are required for one of the newest museums in the Smithsonian complex that “seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African experience.”
    • National Portrait Gallery
      This prestigious art museum tells the American story through portraits of leaders and prominent personalities who shaped our culture.
  • White House
    The“People’s House” is a great place for selfies and group photos.
  • Evening Tour
    • Lincoln Memorial
      Be humbled by Lincoln’s grandeur and reminded of the relevance of his words today. This memorial has long been a tribute to the 16th President’s efforts to keep the country united as well as a symbol for the fight of equality in America.
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
      Listed in chronological order are the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country during the Vietnam War.
    • Korean Memorial
      Walk over to appreciate the symbolism of the memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.
  • Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.

Day 2: Capitol Hill & Memorial Tour

Day 3: Arlington National Cemetery & Gettysburg

Day 4: Battlefield Tour & Philadelphia

Day 5: Liberty Bell & National Constitution Center


What's Included


Accident and illness protection for all travelers


Either in the air or on the ground, your transportation will be convenient and comfortable.


Hotels are student friendly with only interior corridors in safe areas that maximize your touring time.


We provide three meals per day including a full student buffet at your hotel each morning.


All admission fees to attractions are included.


Your Tour Guide will be an expert on your destination, but most importantly they connect with your students.


Your tour coordinator will secure tickets, inspect hotel rooms, and stay with your group overnight at your hotel.


Sleep worry free. Professional security will be on duty each evening.


Generous tips are provided for your bus driver, tour guide and hotel staff.

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