Thousands of students come to the Nation's Capital every year to explore the history behind the United States of America. Located directly across the Potomac River from our Nation's Capital, Fairfax County places your group in the heart of the Capital Region and Virginia tourism experience. Outdoor adventures, historic sites, and exciting evening activities make up this youth-focused and culturally enriching trip through America's past and present.
Day 1: Begin your journey at the Mason Neck National Wildlife Reserve & Gunston Hall - Look for our national bird at the nation's first wildlife reserve dedicated to the bald eagle and then visit the home of Founding Father George Mason at Gunston Hall. Enjoy lunch at the Mount Vernon food court and spend the afternoon at George Washington’s Mount Vernon America’s most visited historic estate where you can learn about the “Father of Our Country” through the 25 interactive exhibits and multi-sensory experiences of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education center.
Dinner: Primo Family Restaurant - Serving homemade pizza and pasta with a private room for your student groups and plenty of motorcoach parking. Complete the evening ice skating at the Mount Vernon RECenter open for year-round use, the ice arena includes a skate rental area and a NHL official size rink.
Day 2: Morning: Adventure Links at Hemlock Regional Park - Students focus on teamwork and problem solving in the park’s Team Development Course for a hands-on experiential education in nature. Plan a catered picnic lunch at Hemlock and spend the afternoon at Manassas Battlefield or Sully Historic Site - Learn about Virginia's Civil War history at either Manassas National Battlefield Park or Sully Historic Site.
Enjoy dinner at the National Air & Space Museum then end the day at The National Air & Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Home to the Space Shuttle Discovery and dozens of other air and space craft. Stay for a movie at the IMAX Airbus Theater on-site.
Day 3: Morning & Lunch: Washington D.C. - See iconic sites and museums such as the National Archives, Lincoln Memorial, American History Museum, Natural History Museum, and the White House. Journey to the Claude Moore Colonial Farm - Interactive living history museum that portrays family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War in 1771.
Enjoy dinner/evening activity: Barbeque and themed party organized and hosted by the Pavilions of Turkey Run located next to Claude Moore Colonial Farm.
Last Updated: 06/25/2015
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