Hey educational travelers!

Today’s post is coming at you from my brother, Matthew, and is all about our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Enjoy!

Washington, D.C. is a prime educational tour destination for obvious reasons. As the seat of American political power, policy, and history, the D.C. area is an unique and interesting combination of government workplace and historical landmark.

The past and future coexist hand in hand on the so-called Beltway, and students and teachers alike will find much to learn from this premiere student tour destination.

The Smithsonian runs several museums to the benefit of the general public including the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Institution Building and so many more that are waiting to be discovered. This vast network of educational centers provides hours of fascinating and hands-on experiences with America’s past. Students and their teachers can see the plane that broke the sound barrier, the American Flag that inspired our National Anthem, and even the remains of dinosaurs who roamed this very area millennia ago.

Teachers looking to give their students an up-close and personal look at American politics will find many resources at their disposal in Washington D.C. Take a trip to see the Supreme Court, or see a session of Congress in the Capitol Building. However, to truly leave an impression on your students, be sure to stop and see the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Decleration of Independence. These iconic documents shouldn’t be missed by students on their educational tour.

My advice, just don’t try and run off with them. That only works for Nicholas Cage. 🙂

Lovers of presidential history also have a bevy of options when it comes to our commanders in chief. Be sure to visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington memorials to pay tribute to our forefathers, or visit the White House to take an in depth tour. If you want to venture outside of the city though, consider visiting Mount Vernon or Arlington National Cemetery. Both are truly remarkable places to visit for differing reason but they both shed a light on America’s past.

Washington, D.C. is an incredible place to visit especially on a student tour. Whether it’s your first time to the city or your tenth, Washington, D.C. is always full of exciting things to see and do. So don’t wait! Let EA Tours plan your next educational adventure to our nation’s capital!

Until next time,