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Inauguration DC Trip: Washington, DC Student Tour

Washington, DC
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Inauguration DC Trip: Washington, DC Student Tour

Washington, DC

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Destination: Washington, DCType: Festivals / Events, EducationalSubject: History, Social Studies, Politics, Science, Leadership, College Prep, TRIO, STEM, Literature, Art

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The Presidential Inauguration gives students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in politics and to understand, first-hand, the influence of democracy. During this D.C. trip, students will be a part of an Inaugural Gala aboard Spirit Cruises, the Swearing-In Ceremony and Address, and the Inaugural Parade. Students will also visit must-see Washington, D.C. student tour sights such as the Smithsonian museums, the U.S. Capitol Building, and national monuments.



January 18-21, 2021


  • Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Parade
  • Inaugural Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Smithsonian Museums

Day 1

Arrive in Washington, D.C.

Explore the Smithsonian Museums

Choose between 19 diverse museums located in the National Mall, including the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Air and Space and the American Art Museum.

Enjoy Dinner

students taking pictures in washington dc

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Visit the Pentagon Memorial

The site was established in remembrance of the Pentagon's 184 victims during the events of 9/11.

Enjoy Lunch

Tour the U.S. Capitol Building

Get a real-life civics lesson on a tour of the U.S. Capitol, including its famous rotunda. Enjoy a photo op at the Library of Congress nearby, and take a professional group photo in front of the Capitol Building.

Experience the Inaugural Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Students put on their finest attire as they enjoy dinner and dancing aboard a Spirit Cruise.

group leader reception

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Experience the Swearing in Ceremony

On the steps of the U.S. Capitol, the President of the United States will take his/her official oath into office. Immediately following this ceremony, the President will outline his/her four-year vision during an inaugural address.

Enjoy Lunch

Watch the Historic Inaugural Parade

Be part of a tradition that began when Thomas Jefferson paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue following his inauguration in 1805. The president, vice president and their spouses will lead a procession of military regiments and marching bands.

Enjoy a Pizza Party at Your Hotel

student in washington dc

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast

Visit the Arlington National Cemetery

Experience military traditions during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Pay your respects at John F. Kennedy’s “Eternal Flame” and witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Enjoy Lunch

Discover Mount Vernon

Spend an afternoon at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, dating to 1735 and one of the most popular historic sites in the country. Your visit includes a tour of the stately mansion and gardens, a pioneer farm, the family tombs, and the Slave Memorial.

Depart for Home

students at the Swearing in Ceremony


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