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One of the most visited cities in the USA, Washington, D.C. offers a variety of interesting experiences, from learning about American history and government to seeing many of the most iconic sights in the country. This vibrant city is also home to great food, art, cultural attractions and much more.  This annual trip is a great tradition of Northwestern Middle School. It is designed by the staff to ensure the pace is equivalent to the students and their desire to learn about our great country and its rich history.

Stepping out of the classroom and discovering Washington, D.C. in person with guided tours will help bring history to life for your child as he/she develops a strong sense of patriotism, seeing firsthand the importance and energy of our nation’s capital.  This is an unforgettable trip they will always treasure. Your student will enjoy a five day trip to Washington, D.C., learning about our Nation’s history and government.

Some highlights of the trip include:

  • National Memorials
  • George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate and Gardens
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Ford’s Theater National Historic Site
  • The Smithsonian Institution Museums
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Gettysburg National Military Park


Day One  | Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • Group departs this evening for Washington, D.C.
    (6:30 PM – Load motorcoaches / 7:00 PM – Group departs)

Day Two  | Monday, April 29, 2019

  • Breakfast at Mt. Vernon – Buffet style (included)
  • George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate and Gardens
  • Lunch at Pentagon City Food Court (voucher included)
  • Guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery (includes a wreath-laying ceremony)
  • Guided tour of United States Marine Corps War Memorial
  • Guided tour of  The United States Air Force Memorial
  • Dinner at Pentagon City Food Court (voucher included)
  • Guided tour The Pentagon Memorial
  • Check into hotel for two (2) nights

Day Three  | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Breakfast at the Hotel – included
  • The White House (Group photo included) Tour –pending acceptance
  • Ford’s Theater National Historic Site
  • Souvenir Shopping (on own)
  • Lunch at National Place Food Court (voucher included)
  • The United States Capitol Building (time permitting-photo opportunity only)
  • The Smithsonian Institution Museums
    Popular Museum Selections:
    The National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian American Art Museum
    The National Museum of American History
    The National Museum of African American History and Culture
    The National Museum of Natural History
  • The National Archives and Records (optional)
  • Group Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (included)
  • Guided Tour of National Memorials
    Popular Selections:
    The Washington Monument (time permitting-photo opportunity only)
    The National World War II Memorial
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
    The Lincoln Memorial
    The Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Return to the hotel

Day Four  | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Buffet Breakfast at the hotel (included)
  • Check out of the hotel
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Tidal Basin Memorials, including
    • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
    • FDR Memorial
    • Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
  • Lunch at Lakeforest Mall Food Court (cash allotment included)
  • Travel to Gettysburg, PA
    • Gettysburg National Military Park
    • Visit the museum and Cyclorama
    • Enjoy a guided battlefield tour
  • Dinner at General Pickett’s Buffet (included)
  • Load motorcoaches for the overnight trip from Gettysburg, PA back to Kokomo, IN

Day Five | Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • Breakfast en route (included)
  • Group returns to Northwestern Middle School this morning

Above is a list of POSSIBLE sights, attractions, memorials, monuments, etc that are POSSIBLE to be scheduled for this trip. The number of people who commit to this trip is a major determinant of the finalized itinerary, as is the granting of various government requests for group tours.


  • Roundtrip transportation via motorcoaches, including driver tips
  • Two (2) nights Lodging in the Washington, D.C. area, including overnight security
  • A Grueninger Travel Group tour director throughout trip
  • All admission, entry and guide fees
  • All Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, per the itinerary
  • Individual Post-Departure Trip Insurance (Upgrades Optional)
  • Itinerary, Luggage Tag, Cinch Bag, T-Shirt, Lanyard and Name Tag for all participants


(Highly Recommended)

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