Politics school trips to Washington DC
With our politics school trip to Washington, your students have the opportunity to learn about the politics of one of the most influential countries in the world.
A trip to the National Mall offers your group a glimpse at the location where many protests and rallies have taken place, not to mention the ‘I have a dream...’ speech. Take your students to see Congress and the Supreme Court and offer them a first-hand view of the floor where laws and legislations are passed. Here you can introduce your group to the difference between British and American policy making.
- 10 minute walk from the White House
- Free Wi-Fi
The Hotel Harrington offers a clean and friendly environment and is in a great location within minutes of the main sights in Washington DC.
Location: Located 15 minutes away from the Smithsonian National Museum.
Facilities:The hotel has a souvenir shop and laundry facilities. Air conditioning and heating are also available.
Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities including a hairdryer, cable TV and a refrigerator. The range of rooms sleep from 1 – 6 people with queen and king sized beds. These will be on a bed share basis but non-bed share accommodation can be provided at an extra supplement.
Meals: Harriett's diner provides breakfast (at a supplement).
- Great value hostel
- Near popular attractions
The HI (Hostelling International) -Washington DC is a popular hostel offering comfortable accommodation in a friendly, fun environment.
Location: A short walk from the White House and the National Mall, the metro is also a short distance away.
Facilities: The hostel has a TV and common room and internet access is available.
Accommodation: The rooms include air conditioning and shared facilities. They are basic yet comfortable with dorm and private rooms available.
Meals: Continental breakfast is included and the hostel is nearby local restaurants and shops.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
- Ideal downtown location
- Complimentary internet access
The Capitol Skyline Hotel, recently refurbished, is located in the heart of Washington DC offering a comfortable relaxing stay.
Location: Located just a few blocks away from the United States Capitol and the National Mall, easily accessed from the Navy Yard Metro.
Facilities: The hotel features a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities with two double beds offering a view of either the hotels swimming pool or downtown Washington DC.
Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
White House Visitor Centre
Here your students can learn about the history and political power of the US. Known as ‘the people’s house’ it is steeped in history.
US Capitol Building
A symbol of the American people and their government, the Capitol Building is the meeting place of the nation's legislature allowing your students to learn about the characteristics of the House and the Senate.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The newest museum in the Smithsonian Institute has exhibitions that cover subjects such as history, culture and community. Students will gain a greater understanding of American history and the changing definitions of American citizenship, liberty and equality.
The International Spy Museum
Opening in new premises in 2019, your students can learn about espionage in an exciting and engaging way. The displays showcase the work of famous spies, bringing to life the strategies and techniques of some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history. The International Spy Museum provides unique resources for teachers and pupils that are both inter-and multi-disciplinary.
The US Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the United States. It has ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving issues of federal law.
The Lincoln Memorial
This site was notorious for nearly six decades of civil rights demonstrations including Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963. The statue of the iconic President Abraham Lincoln will give your students an insight as to how Lincoln, who was a civil rights activist during the American Civil War, became one of America’s greatest heroes
National Museum of American History
With more than 3 million artefacts displayed through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits and within the archives the museum focuses on the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a Statesman and the third President of the United State. An American founding father he was also the first US Secretary of State and considered a leader in the Enlightenment and a polymath.
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