Best Places to See on a Washington DC School Trip
With so much to offer what are the best places to see on a Washington DC school trip? DC is one of GO Educational Tours’ favorite destinations with student groups. There is so much history to cover and locations to see. Setting your priorities for your trip is important. This list is to guide you in your choices as you plan your itinerary.
Love the memorials and museums, the Capitol and White House? Of course they will be featured on the list! But there is so much to see in D.C. beyond those. There’s Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, Ford’s Theater, and so much more.
Our school trip programs are customizable. Regardless of what you and your middle or high school students are hoping to do on your next trip, we are happy to help plan it with you.
That being said, you may have a hard time picking what to prioritize when planning a trip. Even we had a really hard time narrowing down what to rank our Top 10 attractions to tell you all!
10. Ford’s Theater
9. Mount Vernon Estate
8. White House
7. Washington Monument
Still the tallest stone masonry building in the world.
6. Air and Space Museum
See the first plane to fly under it’s own power.
5. Arlington National Cemetery
JFK’s grave site and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns must be seen.
4. US Capitol
The iconic rotunda would be completed during the civil war by Lincoln.
3. Jefferson Memorial
TJ keeps a vigilant eye on the White House directly to the south
2. Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
The striking symbols of this memorial are powerful
1. Lincoln Memorial
The view from the memorial is simply unforgettable. Lincoln’s legacy lives well here as well as MLK’s memorable speech of 1963.
What’s your favorite place to visit in Washington DC?