Washington DC was established as the US capital in 1790 for its strategic location between North and South, and is named after the US first president: George Washington.
On this School Trip to Washington DC, students will explore and discover the country’s history through the city’s many museums, buildings, monuments and memorials such as the White House and the US Capitol.
They will walk and learn about historic events, presidents and important political figures at the many Washington Memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Junior Memorial, National World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
At the Washington Monument they will take the elevator to the very top to enjoy superb views of the city on the four sides of the obelisk. The group will also enjoy a guided visit of the US Capitol Building, including entry to the Crypt, the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall, known as the Old Hall of the House.
Another must-see is the US Holocaust Memorial Museum which hosts a permanent exhibition about the history and personal stories of the Holocaust. It also focus on education and foreign policy, through the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Academy for Genocide Prevention.
Founded in 1889 and stretching over 163 acres in Rock Creek Park, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is home to 2,700 animals and 200 species; as well as being a centre for scientific research and conservation.
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