The historic capital of the U.S.A. and the centre for all three branches of the American federal government, including the Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court, Washington is a fascinating destination for a school history trip. Home to many national monuments and museums, students can explore the origins of the Civil Rights movement and learn more about the the American Civil War and American political history.
The centrally-located and beautifully renovated Arlington Court Suites in Arlington, VA in twin or double occupancy rooms.
Meet private coach outside the airport terminal & transfer to the Arlington Court Suites. Welcome dinner in the evening.
Breakfast at the hotel before meeting local guide in the lobby of the hotel for a four-hour city tour of Washington, DC. Tour will also include time at Arlington National Cemetery. Lunch at Ben’s Chili Bowl, an iconic Washington eatery. After lunch walk to the African American Civil War Museum. Dinner at the hotel, then go to a local movie theatre nearby to see a film.
Travel by metro to the U.S. Capitol where the group will have a take a 45-minute guided tour. Time for lunch at the Capitol with a voucher to the U.S. Capitol Cafeteria. Time afterwards to explore the Botanical Gardens or take in the sites of the National Mall from the steps of the Capitol Building. Travel by Metro to Ford’s Theatre, the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination. Listen to a Ranger give a presentation on the history of Lincoln and the night of the assassination. Visit the theatre where Lincoln was shot and the home where he later died.
This morning transfer by coach to Mt. Vernon, the former estate of George Washington. Enjoy lunch at the food court on site. Then transfer to the Frederick Douglas National Historical Site. Travel back into the city to spend the rest of the relaxing on the National Mall or visiting the Smithsonian museums. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at UNO’s Restaurant.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Private Coach will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive back in the UK.
Alexandra, Head of Physics, Alleyn’s School London
Patrick, History Teacher, Hampshire.