NationsClassroom is a trusted educational travel company specializing in school trips to our nation’s historic corridor, including class trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and neighboring areas. We partner with teachers to offer students and families all-inclusive trips that are educational, safe, affordable, and fun. More than 50,000 students have walked in the footsteps of history and made lasting memories on a school trip with NationsClassroom.
Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group. We look forward to working with you!
Morning departure from local airport to a Washington, D.C. area airport.
Arrival al in Washington, D.C. Meet your NationsClassroom Tour Guide. Board your tour coach bus and your tour begins.
Arlington National Cemetery - Statesmen and soldiers of the United States Armed Services are buried here. Witness the Changing of the Guard at The Tomb of the Unknowns and pay your respects at Kennedy’s eternal flame. The Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington House, and Challenger Space Shuttle Memorial also will be visited on your guided tour of the grounds.
Iwo Jima Memorial - U. S. Marine Corps Memorial - Also referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Memorial is located just outside Arlington National Cemetery and it is dedicated to the U.S. Marines who have lost their lives in defense of our country since 1775.
White House - The“People’s House” is a great place for selfies and group photos.
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. Read more about the Lincoln Memorial >>>
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.
Group photo in front of the U.S. Capitol
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.
Martin Luther King JR. Memorial - The Stone of Hope sculpture and four acre park space are a place to pay respect and contemplate the meaning of the Civil Rights movement. Read more
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial - This expansive memorial is a tribute to the 12 years of American history during the time of FDR’s presidency. A sequence of four outdoor rooms, representing each of his terms in office, teach about the life and times of this influential era. .
Jefferson Memorial - This memorial features the iconic words of a revered president that remind us “a nation cannot be ignorant and free.”
Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.
Mount Vernon - Homestead of America's first President and his final resting place, Mount Vernon is George and Martha Washington’s Potomac riverfront plantation. Explore the grounds that include a guided home tour, an active pioneer farm site, slave quarters, and Washington’s Tomb.
The Education Center includes exhibits and artifacts about the Washington family and life during colonial times. Free movies show throughout the day, including General Washington, Commander in Chief, a 20-minute 4D experience, where you'll be immersed in the Revolutionary War.
Travel to Williamsburg, Virgnia.
Choose one of the following evening tours in Colonial Williamsburg:
Overnight in Williamsburg, VA.
Colonial Williamsburg - A living history museum with buildings from 17th and 18th century, this historic area is an interpretation of a Colonial American city with restored and recreated buildings, taverns, and trade shops.
Governor’s Palace - This was the official residence of the royal Governors of Virginia prior to the American Revolution. Home to seven royal governors and the first two elected governors in Virginia, the Palace was meant to project British authority and wealth.
Lunch at a Colonial Tavern
Jamestown Settlement - Another historic area, this living-history park and museum tells the story of 17th Century Virginia form the arrival of the settlers in 1607 to the cultures of the Powhattan Indians and Africans in the colony. The site includes an indoor gallery as well as outdoor exhibits that include a recreation of James Fort as it was in 1610, a re-created Indian Village, and replicas of the three ships that brought the first settlers.
Ghost Tour in Williamsburg.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown - This interactive museum tells the story of our nation's founding, from the early colonial period through the trials of the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new government. Indoor galleries feature artifacts, immersive areas, and interactive exhibits, including a 180-degree surround screen with dramatic special effects, featuring a film called "The Siege of Yorktown."
In the outdoor living-history areas, visitors can witness artillery demonstrations, a Continental Army encampment, and explore a Revolution-era farm.
Additional sightseeing for the day pending return flight times.
Afternoon flight to your home airport.