Day 1 :
Welcome to the Historic East Coast!
- Arrive in Washington, D.C.:
Meet your WorldStrides Course
Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure.
- Travel to Williamsburg, VA, and hotel check-in:
- Evening Program:
Experience 18th-century stories as students
participate in a dynamic performance with costumed
Day 2 :
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Jamestown Settlement:
Explore replicas of the three
ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Learn about the
colonists in a recreated 17th-century fort and watch historical
interpreters at a Powhatan Indian Village.
- Colonial Williamsburg:
Experience 18th-century colonial life
as you explore the Revolutionary City and meet people of the
past such as wigmakers, blacksmiths, and tinsmiths.
- Return to Washington, D.C., and hotel check-in:
Day 3 :
Be a part of history.
Walk the beautiful streets and follow in the
footsteps of many of our Founding Fathers.
- Mount Vernon:
Explore George Washington’s estate, the
mansion he shared with Martha, and an education center that
showcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- Holocaust Museum:
Experience the Holocaust through the
eyes of a child in “Daniel’s Story” at this living memorial to
the victims of Nazi Germany.
- World War II Memorial:
Honor the 16 million who served
and 400,000 who lost their lives protecting our freedoms.
- Washington Monument:
(picture stop) Snap some photos in front of the world’s tallest stone monument.
- Jefferson Memorial:
Read some of Jefferson’s famous
writings and gain a new respect for the foresight he had while
writing the Declaration of Independence.
- FDR Memorial:
Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached out to the American people during the Great Depression.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial:
memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist.
Day 4 :
Continue your adventure in our nation's capital.
- Arlington National Cemetery:
Pay your respects to the
hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who
sacrificed their lives.
- Iwo Jima Memorial:
Think about the inscription, “Uncommon
valor was a common virtue,” while you explore this tribute to
the U.S. Marines who died while serving our country.
- Pentagon Memorial:
Visit the memorial honoring the 184
victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon.
- Capitol Hill:
Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakers
meet, explore the Visitor Center (by appointment), take in the
miles of books at the Library of Congress, and sit on the steps
of the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
- National Archives:
See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and
Declaration of Independence, and understand how they
impact our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- Lincoln Memorial:
Stand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stood
when he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial:
Scan more than 58,000 names
inscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women who
were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
- Korean War Veterans Memorial:
Walk among 19 statues,
each depicting a soldier in realistic garb, as they marched
through Korea’s rough terrain during the Korean War.
Day 5 :
Continue to explore Washington, D.C.!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- White House:
(picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of
the most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
- Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House:
Follow the mystery of Lincoln’s assassination from Ford’s
Theatre to the nearby house where he died.
- Smithsonian Institution:
Explore incredible museums, such
as the National History Museum, the National Air and Space
Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American
- Dinner and depart Washington, D.C., for home.: