Journey to the Capitol, Washington D.C. (8th)

Dates: 4/2 – 4/6
Location: Washington D.C.
Price Range: $2250-$2750
Theme: Culture, History & Politics
Faculty Contact: Melissa Hayes
Join us for a journey into the heart of our Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C. We will explore places of the past, meet with officials working in the three branches of government, and experience an amazing variety of historical and cultural attractions. Explore the monuments and museums that tell the dramatic story of the United States from its earliest days to the present. Get a firsthand look at the workings of government, and venture to the very places where laws are made. Take a fresh look at American history as the events and people that have shaped our country come to life. We will be moving across the city by foot and by metro with lots of walking and good eating in between site visits. We will also attend a theatre performance and sports competition(s). There is also flexibility in our schedule to adjust and add destinations based on input and interests of student participants. Washington D.C. is a great American city and a must-see destination for anyone interested in understanding the history and inner workings of the United States.


(Please note that activities and days may adjust and change due to schedule and availability of tickets, tours, events, etc.)

Day 1: Arrive in DC. Transport to hotel. Dinner. Metro to National mall. Evening tour of monuments.

Day 2: National Zoo, Smithsonian Museums, Lunch at Smithsonian food courts, More Smithsonian Museums, Dinner at food court near George Washington University, Evening tour of monuments.

Day 3: Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Capitol Tour, Lunch at food court near Rayburn Building, National Archives, National Portrait Gallery, Attend a Play at Ford’s Theater.

Day 4: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lunch at food court between museums, International Spy Museum, Dinner at Washington Nationals baseball game.

Day 5: Check out of hotel. Visits to museums (most likely the National Museum of African American History and Culture). Lunch at the museum. Transport to airport. Dinner at the airport. Flight back to Seattle.

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