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Top Washington, D.C. School Trip Attractions

Posted by Zane Anderson on November 5, 2020

Top Washington, D.C. School Trip Attractions

Washington DC is so rich in history,  sites, and attractions, it's sometimes difficult to fit into one trip. So we’ve put together a short list of top Washington DC school trip attractions to make planning your next DC experience memorable for your students.

  • Georgetown
  • National Archives 
  • Tidal Basin (Spring) 


Georgetown is a charming area with Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. The dining scene is defined by upmarket restaurants and waterfront seafood spots. Georgetown Waterfront Park has a riverside promenade and gardens, and there's a bike path along the C&O Canal.

More information on Georgetown here

National Archives

The National Archives will provide you and your students with the opportunity to view and learn about historical records. Similar to most attractions in Washington DC, this is free to attend. However, tickets must be picked up at the box office which generally boasts long lines. To avoid the lines groups can reserve tickets online for a fee of $1.00 per ticket.

The National Archives website.

Tidal Basin (Spring)

The Tidal Basin is part of West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. The Jefferson MemorialMartin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the George Mason Memorial, the John Paul Jones Memorial, the Floral Library, the Japanese Pagoda, and the Japanese Lantern and site of the First Cherry Tree Planting all surround the Tidal Basin. They can all be visited via the Tidal Basin Loop Trail. It is the location most associated with Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival that takes place each spring.

Washington D.C. is a great place to learn about history and culture. It's a melting pot of educational experiences and opportunities to learn and grow. That's why the top Washington, D.C. school trip attractions is a great place to begin planning for your field trip

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Topics: School Trip, student travel, School Trip Tips, Washington DC

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