Make the Most of Educational Trips to Washington DC

by David Anderson on Friday 1 March 2013, 12:04 PM | Category: Miscellaneous| View: 1555 views

As the seat of the most powerful government in the world, Washington DC has plenty to interest visitors on educational trips and its dramatic history, stunning buildings and eye-catching monuments add to the appeal.

A trip to Washington DC is a fascinating experience for visitors of all age groups and educational trips here are packed with so many politically, culturally, architecturally and historically fascinating things to see and do. As a result students will always find something here to really grab their attention and their imagination. Not only is Washington DC the seat of the most powerful government in the world and the place where world-changing decisions are made, it is also considered to be one of the most architecturally-striking capitals on the planet. Intricately-designed government buildings and museums, combined with grand monuments, cannt fail to impress visitors, with Capitol Building being among the highlights of a visit to the city. Politically-interested students will be fascinated by Washington DC and sombre but enthralling spots such as the National Holocaust Museum will appeal to those with an interest in political history.

See The White House
High school trips to Washington DC almost always involve taking a trip to the White House and with very good reason. Students from across the world are always fascinated to see this most famous of politicianss homes and current president Barack Obama is hugely popular among many international high school students. A real national treasure and one of the worldds most famous landmarks, the White House is possibly the most famous home on the planet and students will be whipping out their cameras to snap shots of each other in front of the world famous political residence.

Take in Washington DCCs Famous Monuments
Washington DC is home to monuments celebrating key figures in American history and high school trips to Washington DC often make a visit to the monuments a central focus of the visit. Some of the most famous names honoured here include former presidents Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. School trips to Washington DC might also include a visit to Peterson House - the sight of Lincolnns assassination. Arlington National Cemetery is another historically interesting port of call and a poignant one, taking in memorials such as the Kennedy Eternal Flame and the Space Shuttle Challenger memorial. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - a touching tribute to those lost in battle - is another thought-provoking memorial that is often at the top of the list.

An Exciting Destination for Students
It is hard to think of a more interesting and exciting destination for a high school trip than Washington DC. For politically-motivated students it is one of the key cities in the world and even those who are a little less keyed up in terms of political history are sure to find themselves swept away by the glamour and grandeur of the place during high school trips to Washington DC.


Mark Stepley is a British travel writer and political historian. He lives in Sussex with his wife Emma, their daughter Clara and their two English sheepdogs Ben and Sam. In the mid 1980s Mark headed to Washington DC to follow up volunteer work opportunities and he has since made many return visits to the American capital.

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