Washington D.C. Field Trips


washingtondc-field-tripsA field trip to Washington D.C. with Colonial Capital Tours is an immersion in the inner workings of our government and American history. There is much to see and do in our Nation's Capital.

A visit to Capitol Hill will include a tour of the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. At the U.S. Capitol's Visitor Center, we begin with the film "Out of Many, One" followed by a guided tour of the Main Rotunda, Senate, and House of Representatives Chambers. At the Supreme Court, we will learn how the nine justices of our top court hear and decide landmark cases. At the National Archives, we will view the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. We make a picture stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as the White House (appointments available through your Congressman's office).

Your Washington D.C. field trip will also include a tour to some of its many famous memorials and monuments including, The Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, The Washington Monument, The Jefferson Memorial, the World War II and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials.

A field trip to Washington D.C. would not be complete without a visit to the National Smithsonian Museums. There are over nineteen Smithsonian Museums to explore, including the Museum of American History, Museum of Natural History, Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Air and Space, the National Galleries of Art as well as the newest addition to the Smithsonian collection, the Museum of African American History and Culture.

Your Washington D.C. field trip continues to the other side of the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery which will include visits to the Kennedy Graves, Grants Tomb and Changing of the Guard Ceremony. By appointment only, one may explore the world's largest office building, the Pentagon. Walk the quaint cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria just a few short miles away from Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

When ready for a field trip to Washington D.C., think Colonial Capital Tours!