A Typical Washington DC School Trip
On any given day, a typical Washington DC school trip will include a visit to the Capitol. Planning a meet and greet with your Congressman or woman is a the top of the list. And no Washington DC school trip would be complete without the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court building when the schedule permits.
On the remaining days your school trip will include the many other activities. Washington DC has to offer for student groups and their teachers.
What to expect
Each day on an educational tour brings new discoveries for students. On a trip to Washington DC a typical day would start around 7:00am. We love to get an early start simply because a lot can be done in a day. Many sites and attractions are a little less busy before 10am.
Spring can be especially warm in Washington DC. As we get closer to June and July the weather conditions during your student tour can become muggy very fast. Thus the schedule for you educational field trip will be planned according to the date of travel.
On any day we always recommend Arlington Cemetery. Going early is a plus as there is some walking to do. It's always better to walk the grounds with your student group before peak sun. The crowds will be thinner and access to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier a little easier. Then we would make sure to see JFK’s and his brother Robert grave sites.
As we leave Arlington cemetery the tour will head to the 911 Pentagon Memorial nearby. Then we suggest a quick stop at the Iwo Jima memorial for a group picture and learn more about the famous flag raising.
On your next morning we recommend going to the National Zoo and a visit to the National Cathedral.
Lunch in Washington DC can be a lot of fun for student groups. Union Station is a favorite for student group tours as we can arrange for meal vouchers and coupons and there are many choices of restaurants for the groups. The Ronald Reagan building offers some selection of restaurants for traveling student groups is also a favorite.
These are just some of the sites and places your students will see on typical Washington DC school trip.