With so many amazing attractions perfect for school travel, the only difficulty is deciding where to begin. Fortunately, the possibilities are almost endless as we help you build exciting field trips to historical spots, museums, and national landmarks in many destinations. What have your students been studying? Which topics led to the most interactive class discussions? Which projects inspired them the most? These questions are the perfect place to begin. And cities across America hold the perfect attractions to complement your best and brightest classroom learning.
The Smithsonian in Washington DC is one of the best choices for school travel at any age. With nine museums to choose from, and a zoo, you can’t miss here. The Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world and has more air and spacecraft than any other. The American History Museum stars popular culture, fashion, and the Star Spangled Banner. The Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of African Art celebrate unique cultures. And these are just the beginning.
Though DC boasts the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, it’s in New York City that you’ll find the American Museum of Natural History with the popular Hayden Planetarium. Located on the west side of beautiful Central Park, this museum shares with its visitors exciting exhibits on the age of the dinosaur, prehistoric mammals, and creatures of the sea. And that’s only the beginning.
Mt. Vernon is a beautiful historic spot for educational tours. You can call ahead and get amazing curriculum to precede your tour. Get a painting of General Washington for your school or a flag that’s flown over this magnificent estate, built and made into a home by George and Martha Washington. Besides the amazing grounds, the mansion, and the museum, groups can lay wreaths at the tombs or take a tour of the underground tunnels featured in National Treasure.
Grant Park is known as Chicago’s front yard, and the city is definitely putting its best foot forward. It’s nearby that you’ll find the museum complex that includes the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Art Institute. These are some of Chicago’s most amazing attractions and some of the world’s most amazing museums.
The Freedom Trail in Boston lets students literally walk in the footsteps of American history as they visit North Church, the Old South Meetinghouse, the Site of the Boston Massacre, and many other locations famous to the ride of Paul Revere and other American revolutionaries.
Holocaust Museums around the country offer so much to school tours, and the National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC is one of the most comprehsensive. With literature, video, photographs, and artifacts – including a railway car you can actually step inside, this museum tells the story of the Holocaust and of World War II in a beautiful, unforgettable way. It leaves visitors with the inspiration to act, the only way we can keep from similar atrocities again. Daniel’s Story is an exhibit within the museum designed under the supervision of child psychologists. It presents the Holocaust in a way young students can understand.
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