Washington, DC Class Trip

Moultrie Middle School

March 27 – 30, 2024

Itinerary is subject to change.

Today, we depart Moultrie Middle School via motorcoach to reach the nation’s capital and meet our ClassTrip.com Tour Director (6-8 hour drive). We visit the World War II Memorial, dedicated to Americans who served during the Second World War. The Memorial is situated between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument and contains 56 pillars which represent the U.S. states and territories. We visit the Washington Monument and take time for a group photo before moving on to the White House, the home of the U.S. President since John Adams took up residence there in 1800. We take a night tour of Washington D.C. to include the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. We will enjoy dinner together and overnight in Washington DC.

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day at the U.S. Capitol. We start out at the Visitor’s Center before touring the historic areas of the building, including the Crypt, the Rotunda, and the National Statuary Hall. We make a photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court before exploring the Tidal Basin, a reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel which each spring serves as the focal point of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We visit the nearby Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial which commemorates both FDR and the era of American history during which he was president, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial which contains the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of MLK, and the Jefferson Memorial. After lunch we visit Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of George Washington. Here we visit Washington’s mansion, the Museum and Education Center, and Washington’s tomb. We enjoy dinner together and spend the night back in Washington, D.C. We will enjoy dinner together and overnight in Washington DC.

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day visiting one or more of the Smithsonian Museums, which include the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. We visit the African American Museum of African American History and Culture to learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped us shape this nation. We visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which advances and disseminates knowledge about the unprecedented tragedy; and to preserve the memory of those who suffered. After lunch, we visit the Arlington National Cemetery, a military cemetery where the dead from America’s conflicts, beginning with the Civil War, have been buried. We visit the gravesites of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, where an “Eternal Flame” burns. We visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and witness the Changing of the Guard. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument dedicated to U.S. service members who died and whose remains have not been identified. We stop for a photo at the Marine Corps War Memorial, which honors members of the United States Marines who have given their lives for their country since 1775. From this memorial we enjoy also a panorama of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol Building. We will enjoy dinner together and overnight in Washington DC.

After Breakfast at the hotel, we will depart on a 2-hour drive to Kings Dominion Amusement Park, the park features more than 60 rides, shows, attractions, a kids area & waterpark. After our time at the park, we will depart Kings Dominion for Moultrie Middle School via motorcoach (6-8 hour drive).