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School Trips to Philadelphia, PA 

Visit a National Treasure

Philadelphia offers the opportunity to step back in time to walk in the footsteps of America's Founding Fathers. A new nation was declared here and students will never forget the chance to see the places that preserve our nation's first chapter. 


The city of Brotherly Love offers the chance to visit the iconic places where history was made and it is only a short trip from Washington, D.C., New York, and Gettysburg. 




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Sample Itineraries

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School Trip to Washington, D.C., Gettysburg & Philadelphia

From Capitol Hill to the battlefields of Gettysburg and Independence Hall, this is an unforgetable historic tour.

5 Days, 4 Nights Itinerary


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School Trip to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, & NYC 

The historic sites by day and the lights of Broadway by night, your group will see the best of the East Coast. 

6 Days, 5 Nights  Itinerary


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Build Your Own

A trip to Boston or Newport, Rhode Island can add more exciting experiences to your group tour.

Air Travel Available


For Groups of 30+


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

Bus Travel Available


For Groups of 160+


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


Class trips to Philadelphia are perfect for bringing history to life for your students. The city of Philadelphia is best known for its historical sights that have been preserved for visitors to enjoy and museums that showcase the words and deeds of our nation's Founding Fathers.The Independence Park Institute also offers school programs and resources about the 18th Century that use primary sources for inquiry and historical analysis.

  • Independence Hall
  • The Liberty Bell
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Valley Forge
  • National Constitution Center
  • Carpenter's Hall
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Declaration House, Eastern State Penitentiary

History - School Trips to Philadelphia


Philadelphia's most celebrated statesman, Benjamin Franklin, also was a well respected scientist and inventor whose legacy is found in this city that is filled with places to explore STEM concepts, including a world-renowned scientific institute and museum that bears his name.

  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Mütter Museum
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Crystal Cave
  • Fairmount Waterworks
  • Wagner Free Institute of Science
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Independence Seaport Museum
STEM - School Trips to Philadelphia


Philadelphia shows its love for the arts in its historic architecture, performance venues, and renowned museums, including the oldest art institute and museum in the United States.

  • The Barnes Foundation
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Mummers Museum
  • The Magic Gardens
  • LOVE Park
  • Rodin Museum
  • Independence Historical Park
  • Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Kimmel Center 
Arts - School Trips to Philadelphia

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.


Teachers, Parents, and Students Trust NationsClassroom


"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