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Washington, D.C. Tour

Visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

Washington, DC Tour

The Capital City receives about 23 MILLION visitors every year – almost the entire population of Australia! But, with so many things to do and see in the American Rome, it’s not hard to understand why.

In fact, within a two mile radius of the National Mall, DC boasts iconic landmarks and the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world. But, don’t just take our word for it. Open the map above and take the Federal City for a virtual spin. From the U.S. Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery, and the White House to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, you’ll be amazed at all that you can do and see with Educational Tours.

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Visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
“Our trips always go incredibly well with Educational Tours and this trip was no exception! The kids had a great time and really absorbed a lot of new information. Our visits to Ford’s Theatre, the Spy Museum, and the National Archives were perfect! We had a lot of conversations after the Spy Museum that started with, 'If I were a spy.' Hard Rock Café was also a huge hit!”
Tara from North Carolina
Teacher / Tour Group Leader

Trusted by thousands of teachers since 1974

When you travel with Educational Tours you receive the following:

Washington, DC Tour Example Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from your early this morning on a flight to Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, meet your charter bus and depart for:
Dinner
Guided Illuminations Tour of Monuments & Memorials
Check into Washington, D.C. area hotel for the next 4 nights.

Day 2

Breakfast. Depart for:
White House
US Capitol
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Potomac River Cruise to Mt. Vernon
Dinner
Return to your hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast. Depart for:
Library of Congress
Supreme Court
Smithsonian Institute
Dinner
Ford’s Theatre Show
Return to your hotel.

Day 4

Breakfast. Depart for:
Guided Tour of Washington, D.C. including Arlington Cemetery
Wreath Laying Ceremony 
Smithsonian Institute
Holocaust
Return to your hotel.

Day 5

Breakfast. Check out and depart for:
Embassy Row/Georgetown
International Spy Museum
National Cathedral
Toby’s Dinner Theatre
Depart for the airport and your return flight.

Washington, DC Attraction Details:

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for over 300,000 military personnel who served the United States of America. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier which contains the remains of unidentified soldiers from WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict is guarded 24/7. The Kennedy gravesite and eternal flame are located here. The home of Robert E. Lee is also located on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency. See millions of dollars being printed as you walk along the gallery overlooking the production floor. https://www.moneyfactory.gov/

Ford’s Theatre, the location of President Abraham Lincoln assassination, offers tours of the Theatre and Museum. The visit also includes the Peterson House tour, which is the house where President Lincoln eventually died. https://www.nps.gov/foth/index.htm

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial is a memorial that must be experienced, due to its symbolic meanings that describe how the nation persevered through the Great Depression and World War II. https://www.nps.gov/frde/index.htm

The Holocaust Museum offers documentation, study, and interpretation of the history of the Holocaust. https://www.ushmm.org/

The International Spy Museum is a private non-profit museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display.  https://www.spymuseum.org/

The Jefferson Memorial allows fabulous night time views. Located beside the Tidal Basin, the memorial is dedicated to President Thomas Jefferson. https://www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm

The Korean War Memorial is made up of 19 armed soldiers that are making their way through the terrain of battle. https://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. https://www.loc.gov/

The Lincoln Memorial is a great opportunity for students to honor one of the country’s greatest presidents. Abraham Lincoln helped our country get through the difficult times during the Civil War. President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre which is another attraction in Washington DC. https://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm

The Marine Corps Memorial is an iconic image of six soldiers raising an American flag, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. When you walk from one side of the memorial to the other it will seem as if the soldiers are raising the flag. https://www.nps.gov/gwmp/learn/historyculture/usmcwarmemorial.htm 

The Martin Luther King Memorial is an enormous depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm

Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. For almost 90 years, Monticello has been maintained and kept open to the public by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. https://home.monticello.org/

Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington which sits along the Potomac, allows students to view the house and grounds of a 1700’s self- sufficient working farm. http://www.mountvernon.org/

The National Archives in Washington, DC hold permanent records created by the U.S. Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, Federal District Courts in the District of Columbia, and select Federal Agencies. The Rotunda of the National Archives Building displays the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. https://www.archives.gov/dc

Potomac River Dinner/Dance Cruises are offered by Spirit Cruises is a great experience for the student to enjoy a buffet meal as well as an entertaining evening. This is more age appropriate for middle and high school students. https://www.spiritcruises.com/

Professional Sports Events such as a Washington Nationals or Baltimore Orioles baseball game. 

Smithsonian Institution offers 20 museums as well as 9 research centers. Although most groups will focus on seeing the Museum of American History, The Natural History Museum and the Air and Space Museum which are all located on the National Mall. http://www.si.edu/

The Supreme Court Building, majestic in size and rich in ornamentation, serves as both home to the nation’s highest Court and the manifest symbol of its importance as a coequal, independent branch of government. https://www.supremecourt.gov/

The US Capitol is a great experience for students to see inside the legislative branch of the US government. Public tours will include the Rotunda, Statuary Hall and the Crypt. https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

The Vietnam Memorial conveys the names of those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. There are over 58,000 names honored at the memorial. https://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm

The Washington Monument is a 555-foot marble obelisk that sits in the National Mall and honors George Washington. Tickets to go to the top are timed tickets and it can be very challenging for school group to accomplish this. It is a beautiful site from the other memorials throughout Washington. https://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

The White House is a great spot to stop and take a photo of the entire group while observing from Lafayette Park. https://www.nps.gov/whho/index.htm

The World War II Memorial is dedicated to the 400,000 lives lost in the war. It recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom around the globe. https://www.nps.gov/wwii/index.htm

Enjoy the Washington, DC tour of your life

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