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School Trips to Charleston, SC

Stir the Soul

Charleston offers exquisitely preserved historic sights, coastal seascapes, and ecological adventures all in one place. Enjoy the beauty and learn meaningful lessons while on a soul-stirring visit to Charleston with experienced, knowledgable guides from NationsClassroom leading the way. Scroll down to view sample trip itineraries and suggested local sites for school trips to Charleston.


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Sample Itineraries

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3-Day Charleston Trip Itinerary

  • Barrier Islands Eco Tour
  • Antebellum Mansions
  • U.S.S. Yorktown
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History, STEM and the Arts ....

  • Gullah Historical Sites
  • Fort Holes Swamp
  • Magnolia Plantation
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Build Your Own

No canned trips here. We’ll customize your itinerary for your students and their interests.

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Air Travel Available

Your flights will be convenient to maximize your tour time. Whenever possible, flights are direct to and from your gateway city.

Bus Travel Available

Friendly, safety-minded drivers and deluxe motor coaches equipped with TV's, DVD players, and lavatory.

Points of interest to cater to all class types


Class trips to Charleston are some of the best ways to bring history to life for your students. Bygone eras are exquisitely preserved in Charleston, offering students the chance to experience antebellum architecture, cobblestone streets, military forts, and other historic landmarks.

  • Fort Sumter
  • Drayton Hall
  • Charles Towne Landing
  • Charleston Museum
  • Fort Moultrie
  • Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Harbor Ferry Tour
  • Middleton Place
  • The Powder Magazine
  • Antebellum Mansions

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Charleston offers an educational experience that is disgused as a fun day on the beach. Lessons in marine ecology and geology give students the chance to experience the rich divesity of species and habitats along the coast and to learn important lessons about human and environmental interactions from well-versed naturalists.

  • Barrier Islands Eco Tour
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Beach Ecology Tour
  • Frances Beilder Forest
  • Four Holes Swamp
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • The Citadel
  • Patriots Point
  • U.S.S. Yorktown
  • Safari Jeep Tour
STEM - School Trips to Charleston


Charleston offers natural beauty and historical sights that introduce students to a new culture and aesthetic.

  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Dock Street Theater
  • Ferry Tour
  • Boone Hall
  • Gullah Tours
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Who is this trip for?

Middle School:

Reaching Middle School Minds

At NationsClassroom, we know the minds of tweens are busy trying to figure out the world while getting side tracked by hormones and emotions. Reaching them through experiences that offer the thrill of adventure with the security of trusted adults is the key to a great educational travel experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

High School:

A Time of Self-Discovery

The high school years are a time of self discovery. Educational tours with NationsClassroom provide new experiences that will open the minds of yours students and help them dream of new opportunities that they had never conceived before.


When Experience is Everything

Think of any job you've ever had. What training served you well? Best guess is that it was what you experienced on the job. NationsClassroom will give your students hands-on experiences that apply your STEM-based curriculum in meaningful ways. These will be lessons learned that students will be able to build upon for years to come.


Build The Cultural Fabric of Their Lives

When students perform and experience the arts in new places, they build self-esteem, motivation, and self-expression. They also gain cultural exposure, witness social harmony, and develop an appreciation of diversity. A performance tour with NationsClassroom allows students to weave their own experiences into the cultural fabric of their lives.

Teachers, parents, and students rave about NationsClassroom tours


"I have thought about providing our students with a Washington, DC tour for many years. However, I was very concerned with the time commitment and support it would take to make a trip happen. From our first phone call, to your help with my Parent Night, handling all parent payments and finally running our tour I could not be happier. The NationsClassroom staff made my role so much simpler than I could have imagined. As a result, we had 160 students on our first tour that had a great experience. I am sure that the tour will now be a yearly highlight for our school. Thank you."


- Tom N., Social Studies Department Head, Connecticut



"Thank you for an amazing trip to Washington, DC. My friends and I had a great time. My favorite parts were the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and going up in the Washington Monument. This was my best trip by far and I have been on a lot."


- Sam D., Student, Wisconsin



"I have planned my Washington, DC and New York City tour with just about every student tour company that there is. Hands down, NationsClassroom is the best. Your staff really cares about doing things great and providing my kids with a great trip, year, after year. Every part of the process is done right-your company simply gets it."  


- Susan Q., History Teacher, Texas


"I just returned from an amazing experience with my daughter on her Washington, DC and East Coast school trip with NationsClassroom. I have to say I am very pleased and frankly quite surprised. Companies in other fields can take note of your attention to detail, dedication to providing great service and the passion of your employees. Our tour was very well thought out, the meals were better than I expected and the hotels were very nice. Our check in and check out were both very smooth. Most importantly, your Tour Guide was phenomenal. I don’t know how he was able to relate to everyone so well. He had the students really get involved in what they were seeing and didn’t just talk non-stop. Thank you for a wonderful lifelong memory."


- Dawn M., Parent, California