Washington DC Class Trip Tips

Washington DC Class Trip Tips to see and do more with your students.


Many middle and high school student groups plan their Washington DC trips for Spring. Keep in mind it does get very busy during some parts of May and June. Here are some “DC Class Trip Tips”.


Consider going in late February or early March or even the fall. The weather in DC is still warmer than the North East and traffic and congestion much lighter.

Planning your class trip during these times will allow you to see more. Less lines at the Capitol. Even though you have a Capitol Visitor Center appointment for a tour you still need to arrive early and line up for security.

This means you get more time to see more of DC’s sights.

There are less lines at the National Archives, no crowds at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and even the museums see less lines. It gives you more time to see the Wright Flyer and Neil Armstrong’s space suit.

Here’s a good video about the suit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AMABVVKG



Plan early.

GO Educational Tours makes it easier on organizers and teachers to plan a trip. We offer free enrollment on our portal so you can get students signed up to see how many participants you will get before committing to the trip.

You can use the portal to communicate with parents and track registrants.

Planning early and choosing less congested dates will make for an enhanced trip to Washington DC with your class.

Give us a call, speak with Michaela or Sarah and let them know and they can guide you through the early planning stages.

You can also get our Class Trip Planner here.

Every trip starts with GO. We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC on your next student group tour with your middle or high school class.

The GO Team