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Educational Trips to Washington D.C.

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Dear Mr President

This isn’t just the setting for blockbusters, Dr King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ and government scandal. This is where world-famous monuments make home and presidents roam free! It has an interesting history and an even more fascinating future, so get to it and start living the ‘American dream’!

Tell me something I don’t know…

Put down the credit card. The National Mall is not a shopping centre, but a 146 acre lawn that stretches from the Potomac River all the way to Capitol Building. 
History  

History  

In Washington D.C you really are spoilt for choice. Head to the National Archives Experience for a full breakdown of American history. Here your students can spot The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and more significant American artefacts

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Politics

Politics

Prick up your ears and you can almost hear the politics filling the city. The Lincoln memorial hosted the world famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. Whilst George Washington, Harry Truman and Obama have here delivered their inaugural address’

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Science

Science

The Smithsonian Institution, one of the world’s largest and most complex museums. It is in fact a combination of 9 museums, covering topics from Natural History to Space, this institution is also used as a government funded research facility for the city’s brightest

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Day 1

Arrive in Washington and make your way to your accommodation in your preorganised transfer. Once you’ve settled in, get exploring your local area. Visit the National Archives Building, here your students can see the most significant documents in American history; The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights and The Constitution

Day 2

Start your day by checking off all the tourist hotspots. Visit some of the most powerful buildings in the world: The White House visitor centre and Capitol Hill. Later venture to the Lincoln Memorial, the marble monument that celebrates the 16th president. In the evening, you and your group can enjoy a meal at a local restaurant

Day 3

In the morning set off to the Smithsonian, your students can choose from a vast variety of museums, something for every subject. Your students can even take a picture with the Apollo 11, the spaceship that took man to the moon!

Day 4

Spend your morning exploring historical exhibits in the largest indoor and outdoor museum in the USA: The Henry Ford. Afterwards get up to date on modern history, with a National Mall walking tour. Here your guide will fill you in on the history of the White House visitor centre and explain the many monuments along the way

Day 5

Have your final breakfast as a group in the city, then set off on an adventure to the Library of Congress, explore some 38 million books, before finally enjoying some free time and heading home

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