Discover America for yourself.
In remarkably vibrant and uniquely instructive ways, world history, human history and American history all come to life in Washington, D.C.
This makes America’s capital city the perfect place for middle school students to begin integrating classroom lessons, current events and their own personal story.
This land is your land.
There’s never been a better time to show young people that America’s past, present and future are bigger than textbooks, tweets and the evening news.
The American Experiment
While politics, history and the American dream are evolving more rapidly than ever, young people are better equipped than ever to evolve with the times.
To develop the next generation of responsible young citizens, a solid grasp of our nation’s foundations & fundamentals is essential. Sacrifice, compromise and bold risk made this American experiment possible. This program helps young people understand that history, and how it continues to promise a bright future.
Begin writing your own American story.
From Capitol Hill, where the course of world events pivots daily, to the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, where we honor lives cut short defending American ideals, this is much more than a field trip.
This is your world. Explore it.
Learning about the U.S. government is an essential element of Middle School curriculum. There’s no better way to bring this subject to life than by exploring our nation’s capital. From the gleaming steps of the Supreme Court to the unparalleled collections of the Smithsonian Museums, undertake this journey for much more than extra credit.
Consider the consequences of governance.
From absorbing the lessons inscribed at our most treasured monuments & memorials to comprehending the lives of real people who lived, worked and died on plantations like Mt. Vernon & Monticello, glimpse your part in a much larger narrative of shared experience.
America on paper: from observing money minted at the U.S. Treasury to examining the actual Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, ponder how the influence and ideals of America’s past, present and future converge to impact your life, and lives around the world, each day.
For nearly 250 years, your government has worked.
In Washington D.C., you’re at the heart of the American experience. Follow the footsteps of founding fathers and national heroes. Build connections as you immerse yourself in the living laboratory that is American Government.
Exploring ideas and events in your nation’s capital helps you identify ways that you’re part of something bigger than yourself. Get out of the classroom and take a hands-on approach to discovering your history. These experiences help you tune in and start creating your own American story.
Program Snap Shot
- Iconic DC Monuments and Memorials
- Arlington National Cemetery & Tomb of the Unknowns
- The White House
- US Capitol Building
- Visit with US Congressperson
- The National Mall
- Smithsonian Museums
- The Wharf
- Mount Vernon
- Ford’s Theatre
- International Spy Museum
- National Archives
- University of Virginia Campus Visit
- Monticello & Thomas Jefferson
- Bureau of Engraving & Printing
- Holocaust Memorial Museum
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Full Program Itinerary
Day One – Departure Day
|Our late afternoon flight to Seattle allows us to catch an overnight flight to Washington Dulles Airport. This means we’re able to enjoy a full first day in our nation’s capital.
Let the adventure begin!
Day Two – Arrival in our Nation’s Capital
We’ll arrive in Washington DC around 6:30 am. After meeting our new best friend (our local expert Travel Manager) and our motor coach driver, we’ll head to our “Welcome Breakfast.”
After our long overnight flight and a very exciting & busy first day, we’ll be happy to have dinner and turn in early at the hotel.
Day Three – Introduction to D.C.
|After a good night’s sleep, our third day begins with a beautiful breakfast buffet at the hotel before we meet our guide and board our motor coach.
Day Four – Capitol Hill
Day Five – Thomas Jefferson & Monticello
Day Six – Big Finish!
|It’s always a bummer when a good time has to come to an end, but we’re making the most of every minute in DC! After breakfast this morning we’ll pack our luggage into the motor coach and check out of the hotel.
In the mid-afternoon we will transfer to Washington Dulles Airport to say our goodbyes and board our flight home.
Due to the time difference, despite the long flight, our group should arrive back home in Spokane before 10 pm!