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Washington, DC Educational Tour: Highlights of Our Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, DC TOURS

With the most important government buildings, an eclectic collection of museums and incredible amounts of history and culture, Washington, D.C. student tours introduce students to everything our nation’s capital has to offer. From visits to the White House and the Smithsonian Museums during 8th grade D.C. tours, to performance opportunities in front of the Lincoln Memorial during a Washington, D.C. performance tour, our tours foster learning and growth.

Washington, D.C. Educational Tours

Washington, D.C. Educational Tours

Often described as a “living classroom,” our nation’s capital is a great place to discover both United States history and modern politics. Discover the legacies of the Founding Fathers at national monuments and at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Take in art, science and history in Washington, D.C.’s famous Smithsonian Institution museums. And see politics in action with tours of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress.

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Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg Tours

After a history trip to Washington, D.C., travel back to the 18th century in Colonial Williamsburg. A school trip to this restored historic town introduces students to the revolution-era lifestyles and individuals that contributed to United States’ founding democratic principles.

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Washington D.C. Performance Tours

Washington D.C. Performance Tours

The relationship between performance arts, culture and politics comes to life with a Washington, D.C. performance tour. Students can discover the influence the city had on local performers like John Philip Sousa and Duke Ellington; enjoy one of many performances at the centrally-located John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and see the impact performance made on American culture at related Smithsonian Museums.

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Educational Tour Washington Monument

A Washington, D.C. National Treasure

Whether you want students to absorb a breadth of information on their 8th grade D.C. trip, or you’re traveling with a specific subject in mind, D.C. offers countless lessons in history, politics, culture and science. With this deluxe Washington, D.C class trip, you will stay in the center of the vivacious city and will have access to well-known attractions.

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2017 Inauguration Educational Event

History | Social Studies | Politics

2017 Inauguration Educational Event

The 2017 Inauguration is coming up, and your students can witness this national event in Washington, D.C. Your group will be a part of history as you watch the newest president’s swearing in ceremony and inaugural address, as well as the Inaugural Parade and an inaugural gala. Students will also tour some of the must-see highlights of Washington, D.C., including the Smithsonian museums and the Arlington National Cemetery. 

Event Date: January 18-21, 2017

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2017 Inauguration Performance Event

Marching Band | Choir | Orchestra

2017 Inauguration Performance Event

Bands, choirs and orchestras can take part in all of the performance opportunities surrounding the 2017 presidential inauguration! In addition to witnessing the new president’s swearing in ceremony and inaugural address, your group can compete in the 2017 Inauguration Festival and Competition. Qualified marching bands can even march in the historic Inaugural Parade!

Event Date: January 18-21, 2017

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Boy Scouts Excursion: National Jamboree

Brightspark Travel is excited to partner with Boy Scout councils and leaders in order to help them make the most of their trips to and from the National Jamboree. When planning a Brightspark trip, Scout leaders work closely with our educational travel experts to create itineraries that satisfy their groups’ unique needs. We take care of headache-inducing details and help them customize the perfect experience.

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