Colonial Williamsburg

Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg

Retracing the footprints of American history

Visit Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg with your students. Tour the Capitol where decisions have affected the world. Lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and explore the amazing exhibits of the Smithsonian Museums. Your itinerary includes a visit to Williamsburg, a 200-year-old fully functioning town restored to its original colonial design. Visit Jamestown, the first colony and discover the roots of the American story.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

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.
  • Dinner
  • Travel to Williamsburg, VA, and hotel check-in
  • Evening Program Experience 18th-century stories as students participate in a dynamic performance with costumed interpreters.
Day 2 Colonial Perspectives
  • 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.
  • Lunch
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Return to Washington, D.C., and hotel check-in
Day 3 Be a part of history.
  • Breakfast
  • Alexandria 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.
  • Lunch
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • 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 Experience this memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist.
Day 4 Continue your adventure in our nation's capital.
  • Breakfast
  • 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.
  • Lunch
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • 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 (by appointment) Follow the mystery of Lincoln’s assassination from Ford’s Theatre to the nearby house where he died.
  • Lunch
  • 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 History Museum.
  • Dinner and depart Washington, D.C., for home.

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