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Washington, DC Educational Tours

Student groups have a number of options when it comes to informative and interactive educational tours. Read on to discover more about DC's educational tours.

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Location Name: Bike and Roll
Program Name: Capital Sites Tours, Monument Tours
Description: Capital Sites - Experience Washington, DC's history and culture by bike. This tour provides an overview of the city as you bike to and learn about the major sites on and around the National Mall and Capitol Hill, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, World War II Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more. Learn about interesting exhibits, local events, and practical touring tips from your guide. A great way to plan for the rest of your trip!

Monuments - Freedom, fun, monuments, and a breeze. This tour covers the monuments and memorials on the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin. See the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and more. This tour also gives you the chance to walk around and explore the memorials in depth. There is a lot to see but we'll get you there in this leisurely yet efficient tour

Price Range:

Adults (13+) $40, children $30

Days Offered:

Every morning March 12 through November 23 (no Wednes August 29 - November 23)

Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 15 people per tour
Tour/program length: 3 hours
Age Limit: None
Website Link:

http://www.bikethesites.com/Tours/

Additional Information: Bike and Roll offers customized, private tours and events for groups of all sizes. Our tours are an active, unique and environmentally friendly way to tour Washington D.C. and the Alexandria, VA area. The tours combine history, interesting facts, and a love for the city with a safe, enjoyable bike ride.
We provide everything the participants will need for a memorable experience - including a comfort bike, helmet, water bottles, and a light snack (for some tours).
Groups may choose one of our standard tours or work with our staff to design a custom tour. We also offer flexible start times, tour lengths and ending locations.
Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 842-2453
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: The Burning of Washington 1814
Description:

Based upon The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, a selection of the History Book Club, authored by tour leader Anthony S. Pitch.

Starting Point: Beside Neptune fountain at curbside in front of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Follow the path of British troops who burned the Capitol, the White House, and other public buildings in 1814. See the original walls of the Capitol that survived the inferno, and the building from where American sniper fire felled the British commander's horse. Walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, pausing where the enemy destroyed the first national newspaper, and where they ate by the light of the flaming city. See where an armed soldier robbed residents, and where a patriot saved the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution from destruction. Follow the footsteps of the arsonists to the White House for a vivid account of British vandalism over a single night and a day. Stroll to the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, who took revenge with an epic victory over the British at New Orleans.

Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information:

Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50.00 per hour + 15%
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65.00 per hour +15%

Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Description: A colorful early 20th century cosmopolitan neighborhood famed for its ethnic restaurants.
Starting Point: Outside Wyoming apartment building, 2022 Columbia Rd. NW. (near junction with Connecticut Ave. NW). See where Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower lived for almost as long as they occupied the White House. See where newly-weds Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson rented a one-room apartment, and where Senator Harry Truman searched for digs. Compare investigative reporter Carl Bernstein's low rental during the Watergate scandal with the plush comforts he enjoyed with fame and fortune. Stand beside the humble birthplace of the founder of Toys R Us and visit locations of movies starring Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruise.
Admire the pre-World War I luxury apartment building, home to notables from the captain of the battleship, Maine, that blew up at Havana to feminist leader Betty Friedan. Complete the walk along a stretch of dozens of ethnic and regional restaurants, around the corner from the home where North Pole explorer Admiral Robert Peary lived and died.
Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information:

Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50.00 per hour + 15%
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65.00 per hour +15%

Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: Georgetown, Homes of the Famous and Infamous
Description: A charming neighborhood that flourished as a sophisticated community long before the founding of Washington, D.C.
Starting Point: Base of steps leading up to Georgetown Library on R St. NW (corner of Wisconsin Ave. NW). Walk narrow streets fronting the residences of authors Bob Woodward, Herman Wouk, Katherine Anne Porter and Sinclair Lewis. Stand before the elegant homes of President-elect John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln's oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln. See the stylish town homes of Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, John Foster Dulles, Christian Herter and Dean Acheson. See where Dolley Madison stayed after fleeing the White House, close by the homes of Nuremberg War Crimes Judge Francis Biddle, convicted perjurer and suspected traitor Alger Hiss, and Watergate felon Attorney General John Mitchell. And much more... including the love nest of a middle-aged baron and his teenage wife dubbed Beauty and The Beast, and a wartime spy, hailed by British intelligence as "the greatest unsung heroine of World War II."
Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information: Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50 per hour + 15%
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65 per hour + 15%
Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: The Curse of Lafayette Square- In Front of the White House
Description: Starting Point: In front of Andrew Jackson equestrian statue, center of Lafayette Square, facing the north portico of the White House.
See the White House, home to every president since George Washington, and burned by British troops. Cross to Blair House, guest quarters for visiting royalty, presidents, and prime ministers, and where terrorists tried to gun down President Truman. Stroll around Lafayette Square, to the homes of the mad major who struggled with Lincoln's assassin, and the Congressman who raced across this square to shoot dead the son of Francis Scott Key. See the 1819 mansion, once home to naval hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, who died of wounds in a duel. Pass by St. John's "The Presidents" Church, where every chief executive since James Madison has worshiped. Look at the handsome mansion built by a man who lost his fortune, and where the borders between the U.S. and Canada were negotiated. Amble past the hallowed home where beloved Dolley Madison lived and died, while her scoundrel son squandered her money.
Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information: Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50.00 per hour + 15%
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65.00 per hour + 15%
Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: Skirting the Capitol
Description: Anecdotal glimpses of Capitol Hill based on a number of books by tour leader Anthony S. Pitch, including his award-winning The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 (History Book Club selection); "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" - The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance; and Congressional Chronicles.
Starting Point: Capitol South Metro Station exit, 1st Street SE, between C & D Streets SE. (Orange & Blue lines). A horseshoe-shaped stroll around the outside of the U.S. Capitol, passing in front of the House of Representatives Office Buildings, Madison and Jefferson buildings of the Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Sewall-Belmont House, and Senate Office Buildings. Amusing, informative, sad, and dramatic tales of Congresspersons and their famous and infamous neighbors over more than two centuries. A look back at historic events on these sites, including the burning of the U.S. Capitol by British troops in the War of 1812, the public hanging of the notorious commandant of a Confederate prisoner of war camp, and the thrill of the hunt amid old diaries and letters awaiting discovery in the bowels of the Library of Congress.
Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information: Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50 per hour + 15%
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65 per hour + 15%
Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour
Description:

Based on award-winning author Anthony S. Pitch's new book, "They Have Killed Papa Dead!"- The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance.

Starting Point: Beside equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, center of Lafayette Square facing front of White House. A walk in the footsteps of America's most beloved President and most reviled assassin and co-conspirators. Stand in front of the White House and see where Lincoln delivered his last speech and where John Wilkes Booth vowed to kill him. See the posh home of Major Henry Rathbone, Lincoln's theater guest, who struggled with the assassin moments after the murder. The walk passes by the site where another conspirator stabbed Secretary of State William Seward and continues to the location where Vice President Andrew Johnson was sworn in as Lincoln's successor. Walk to Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was mortally wounded on the 14th of April 1865. See the Peterson House across the road, where the following morning, in a bed too small for his 6ft. 4in. body. See where the conspirators boarded and plotted and where some were arrested in Mary Surratt's notorious brick boarding house... and much more!

Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information

Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50.00 per house + 15%
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65.00 per hour + 15%

Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: DC Sightseeing
Program Name: Homes of the Presidents- Before and After the White House Motorized Tour Only
Description: Away from the monuments and downtown crowds. See the modest homes and grand mansions in Washington's tree-lined neighborhoods where 19th and 20th century Presidents lived before and after the White House.
Pass by the first home bought by Senator Richard Nixon, the one-room apartment rented by newly-weds Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, and the fashionable building where ensign John F. Kennedy rented during World War II. See where Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower lived frugally, where a budget-conscious Harry Truman rented, and where young Franklin Roosevelt escaped a terrorist explosion. Drive in front of the plush homes and diplomatic residences, once home to Herbert Hoover, Warren Harding, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft. Along the way see where Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson lived after succeeding to the presidency but before they moved into the White House. As a bonus, glimpse embassies and grand homes of foreign ambassadors, and the residences of famous Washingtonians of the past and present.
Price Range: Flat fee of $300 per every group of 55 people.
Days Offered: Group or private tours by appointment.
Min/Max Participants: Maximum of 55 people
Tour/program length: 2 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link: http://www.dcsightseeing.com/tours.html
Additional Information: Additional charges are made for transportation, payable to the driver:
- An SUV with driver is $50 per hour + 15%.
- A minibus with 13 seats is $65 per hour + 15%.
Contact Name: Anthony S. Pitch
Phone: (301) 294-9514
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Entertainment Cruises
Program Name: Mount Vernon Excursion
Description: Daily excursions to Mount Vernon home of George and Martha Washington, Includes narration of the many historical sights along the Potomac River and over 3 hours to visit the Mount Vernon Estate.
Price Range:

$47.67

Days Offered: Fri/Sat/Sun March 9 – 25, 2012. Tuesday- Sunday, March 27 – August 26, 2012. Fri/Sat/Sun August 31 – October 21
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 2 person. Maximum of 500 people.
Tour/program length: 8:00am to 1:30pm
Age Limit: N/A
Website Link:

http://www.cruisetomountvernon.com/

Additional Information:  
Contact Name: Wendy Kelman
Phone: (202) 488-6005
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Entertainment Cruises
Program Name: Student Twilight Dinner/Dance Cruise/Madame Tussauds Package
Description: Includes two hour dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River and then a vist to Madame Tussauds Washington DC for a one and half hour tour of the museum and their new Presidents Gallery.
Price Range:

$49 to $52

Days Offered: Everyday
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 20 person. Maximum of 600 people.
Tour/program length: 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Age Limit: 18
Website Link:

http://www.spiritofwashington.com/

Additional Information:  
Contact Name:  
Phone:  
Email:  

 

Location Name: Ford's Theatre
Program Name: Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Description: Join Detective McDevitt to re-visit and re-examine the sites and clues that separate fact from fiction in a first-hand look at the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy and the events of April 14 and 15, 1865.
Price Range:

$12.00 per person
For a group of 20 or more: $10.00 per person

*An additional $2.00 restoration fee per ticket will apply at time of reservation. Please note: History on Foot Tours do not include entrance into Ford's Theatre.

There is a flat fee of $500 for a private tour for a group of 2-40 people.

Days Offered: Varies: runs from March to October. Schedule available in December.
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 1 person. Maximum of 40 people.
Tour/program length: 90 minutes
Age Limit: 5+
Website Link:

http://www.fordstheatre.org/home/plan-your-visit/tickets/group-sales/history-foot-tours

Additional Information:

Private tours of History on Foot are available by request and based on
availability. Full payment is due at the time of tour confirmation. To facilitate scheduling of your tour, please be prepared to provide your first, second and third choice of dates and times, the number of people, and a very brief description of your group. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

Payment Policies for History on Foot
Once a request is submitted, the group sales office will process and send programming confirmation within FIVE business days. Please note groups looking to reserve a private tour may have a longer processing time. Private History on Foot Tours will require full payment within SEVEN business days of receiving a contract. Groups scheduled for a pre-existing History on Foot Tour are required to pay for a reservation within three business days of receiving a contract.

Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 638-2367
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Ford's Theatre
Program Name: A Free Black Woman: Elizabeth Keckly
Description: Join Elizabeth Keckly, free black woman, and confidante to Mrs. Lincoln, as she tells the story of her friendship with the Lincoln family and of her efforts to help former slaves find their way in the newly free city of Washington.
Price Range:

$12.00 per person
For a group of 20 or more: $10.00 per person

*An additional $2.00 restoration fee per ticket will apply at time of reservation. Please note: History on Foot Tours do not include entrance into Ford's Theatre.

There is a flat fee of $500 for a private tour for a group of 2-40 people.

Days Offered: Varies: runs from April to October. Schedule available in December.
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 1 person. Maximum of 40 people.
Tour/program length: 90 minutes
Age Limit: 5+
Website Link:

http://www.fordstheatre.org/home/plan-your-visit/tickets/group-sales/history-foot-tours

Additional Information:

Private tours of History on Foot are available by request and based on
availability. Full payment is due at the time of tour confirmation. To facilitate scheduling of your tour, please be prepared to provide your first, second and third choice of dates and times, the number of people, and a very brief description of your group. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

Payment Policies for History on Foot
Once a request is submitted, the group sales office will process and send programming confirmation within FIVE business days. Please note groups looking to reserve a private tour may have a longer processing time. Private History on Foot Tours will require full payment within SEVEN business days of receiving a contract. Groups scheduled for a pre-existing History on Foot Tour are required to pay for a reservation within three business days of receiving a contract.

Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 638-2367
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Madame Tussauds Washington, DC
Program Name: Educational Workshops-"Behind the Scenes"
Description:

Prepare to be amazed in our exclusive exhibit where you'll learn about Madame Tussauds 200 year-old trade secrets in wax sculpting techniques still used in the modern-day production of so many life-like wax creations.

See Madame Tussaud herself (in wax, of course) in action as she sculpts the head of Benjamin Franklin. Test your hand-eye coordination at our "Feel like a Sculptor" interactive game. Compare your hands, feet, and eye color with your favorite historic notables and celebrities to see how well you match up to these larger-than-life icons.

Price Range:

Group Rate of 15 or more:
$11.50 for students (plus $3.00 exhibit fee)
$13.50 for adults (plus $3.00 exhibit fee)

For walk up groups of 15 or more that come in the same day it is $2 more for each ticket.

Days Offered: Monday through Friday, hours vary with the seasons. Call 202-942-7300 for more information on hours.
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 15 people. Maximum of 30 people. Groups of 30 or more will be separated into smaller groups.
Tour/program length: 30-40 minutes depending on questions.
Age Limit: 5+
Website Link:

http://www.madametussauds.com/SiteImages/Assets/9/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20DCReleaseFINAL21.pdf

Additional Information: Follow @DCWax on Twitter.
Contact Name: Julie Wiser
Phone: (202) 942-7310
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: National Building Museum
Program Name: Designing for Tomorrow: America's World Fair of the 1930's
Description: Between 1933 and 1940 tens of millions of Americans visited world's fairs in cities across the nation. Designing Tomorrow will explore the modernist spectacles of architecture and design they witnessed—visions of a brighter future during the worst economic crisis the United States had known. The fairs popularized modern design for the American public and promoted the idea of science and consumerism as salvation from the Great Depression. Enjoy a docent led tour that explores this unique exhibition.
Price Range:

Offered free based on docent availability; Monday-Friday at 3:15pm, Saturday 10:45am and 3:15pm, Sunday 11:45am and 3:15pm.

For larger groups:
10-50 people: $50 flat fee

51-100 people: $100 flat fee
101-150 people: $150 flat fee

*One docent/discovery cart facilitator will be scheduled per 25 visitors. Due to the complexity of scheduling, please have accurate numbers when you book your tour/cart.

Days Offered: Custom tours can be scheduled at any time Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm. After-hours tours are available with limited dates and times, additional fees apply.
Min/Max Participants: 1-9 people: Groups of 10+ should schedule a custom tour.
Tour/program length: 1 hour
Age Limit: 14+
Website Link:

http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/tours/exhibition-tours.html

Additional Information:

To schedule a custom tour, please fill out the form: https://secure2.convio.net/nbm/site/SSurvey?JServSessionIdr004=1sw4pos8z1.app201b&SURVEY_ID=1881&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS

Custom tours/discovery carts must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance in order to secure a docent/cart facilitator.

Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 272-2448
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: National Building Museum
Program Name: Discovery Carts: Bridging the Gap
Description: Discover your inner engineer with a private, hands-on Discovery Cart Tour! Perfect for youth groups, elementary school classes, and scouts, these tours offer an interactive introduction to the building arts. Visitors learn about five basic bridge types and then solve a transportation problem by identifying the appropriate bridge to build.
Price Range:

Offered free on Saturdays at 10:30am and 2:30pm depending on cart availability. Call 202-272-2448 for cart facilitator assurance.

For larger groups:
10-50 people: $50 flat fee
51-100 people: $100 flat fee
101-150 people: $150 flat fee

*One docent/discovery cart facilitator will be scheduled per 25 visitors. Due to the complexity of scheduling, please have accurate numbers when you book your tour/cart.

Days Offered: Custom tours can be scheduled at any time Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm. After-hours tours are available with limited dates and times, additional fees apply.
Min/Max Participants: 1-9 people; Groups of 10+ should schedule a custom tour.
Tour/program length: 30 Minutes
Age Limit: 5+
Website Link:

http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/tours/custom-tours.html#Discovery_Carts

Additional Information:

To schedule a custom tour, please fill out the form: https://secure2.convio.net/nbm/site/SSurvey?JServSessionIdr004=1sw4pos8z1.app201b&SURVEY_ID=1881&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS

Custom tours/discovery carts must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance in order to secure a docent/cart facilitator.

Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 272-2448
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: National Building Museum
Program Name: Discovery Carts: Arches and Trusses: The Tension Builds
Description: Visitors discover how building forces, materials, and construction affect the strength and longevity of structures. Participants discuss and test the inherent qualities of various building materials and work together to build an arch.
Price Range:

Offered free on Saturdays at 11:30am and 2:30pm based on docent availability.

For larger groups:
10-50 people: $50 flat fee
51-100 people: $100 flat fee
101-150 people: $150 flat fee

*One docent/discovery cart facilitator will be scheduled per 25 visitors. Due to the complexity of scheduling, please have accurate numbers when you book your tour/cart.

Days Offered: Custom tours can be scheduled at any time Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm. After-hours tours are available with limited dates and times, additional fees apply.
Min/Max Participants: 1-9 people; Groups of 10+ should schedule a custom tour.
Tour/program length: 30 Minutes
Age Limit: 5+
Website Link:

http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/tours/discovery-carts.html

Additional Information:

To schedule a custom tour, please fill out the form:
https://secure2.convio.net/nbm/site/SSurvey?JServSessionIdr004=1sw4pos8z1.app201b&SURVEY_ID=1881&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS

Custom tours/discovery carts must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance in order to secure a docent/cart facilitator.

Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 272-2448
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Newseum
Program Name: Learning Center Classes
Description: The Newseum offers 50-minute, national standards-linked, educator-led class experiences at no additional charge for students from grades three-college level.
Price Range:

No charge for students.

Adult education programs are available for a fee. For up to 10 people: $350 flat fee (includes admission). For up to 30 people: $1050 flat fee (includes admission).

Days Offered:

Classes are offered Monday-Friday at the following times:
In the Learning Center: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm.

In the Documentary Theater: 10:00am, 11:00am, Noon, 1:00pm.

Min/Max Participants: Most classes require a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 36 students in the Learning Center classroom or 110 students in the Documentary Theater. We cannot offer concurrent classes. Groups larger than the class capacity will be assigned staggered class times based on your group's window of availability. Please contact the Education Department for availability.
Tour/program length: 50 minutes
Age Limit: 7-18 years
Website Link:

http://www.newseum.org/education/classes -tours/learning-center/index.html

Additional Information: http://www.newseum.org/education/plan-a-field-trip/request-a-reservation/index.html
Contact Name:  
Phone: (202) 292-6650
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Tourmobile Sightseeing
Program Name: American Heritage Tour of Washington, DC and Arlington Cemetery
Description: Let Tourmobile Sightseeing take you on a Washington Tour you will remember for a long time. From monuments to museums, from history past to history in the making, our narrators will give you information on exhibits, architecture and the people who inspired it all. If you want to know about a special event or find a place to eat, just ask. Stop where you want, stay as long as you'd like, then re-board and ride to another historic site.
Price Range:

Adults: $27.00
Children (3-11): $13.00

Group Rates:
Adults: $26.00
Children: $12.50

Two day tour tickets:
Adults: $35.00
Children (3-11): $17.00

Days Offered: Daily except Christmas and New Year's Day; departures are continuous with final re-board 1 hour before closing (9:30am-4:30pm)
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 20 people. No maximum.
Tour/program length: 3 hours
Age Limit:  
Website Link:

http://www.tourmobile.com/tickets.php#groups

Additional Information:

Tickets may be purchased from drivers, at Tourmobile booths, or from Ticketmaster.

Day Charters
Chartering of Tourmobiletrams allows tailoring the itinerary to your group's interests and time constraints. Complete with a friendly and courteous narrator/guide and driver, a Tourmobiletram will wait for your group at any of the major historical sites on TourmobileSightseeing's American Heritage Tour of Washington, DC and Arlington National Cemetery route. Please refer to our tour stop map for a complete list of possible boarding sites. A Day Charter (American Heritage Tour of Washington, DC and Arlington National Cemetery) is a 3-hour tour at the adult fare per person, with a minimum charge of $650.00, whichever is greater. Minimum of 50 passengers required during peak seasons.

Evening Charters

To experience the brightly illuminated vistas and landmarks of Washington, DC along the National Mall, a 3 1/2 - hour Twilight Charter Tour is offered for groups. A Twilight Charter is a 3 1/2 - hour tour of the illuminated monuments in Washington, DC only, at the adult fare per person with a minimum charge of $650.00, whichever is greater.

Scheduling Arrangements

Experience has shown that the best days to plan an exclusive charter tour are Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays. Charters are subject to availability of equipment and personnel. The minimum requirement for a charter is 50 passengers during peak seasons. Charter service may also be available for full-day touring. There is a flat hourly rate of $150.00 per hour, for each hour requested, beyond the standard three-hour tour price listed above. Minimum of 50 passengers required during peak season.

Payment Arrangements
To charter a TourmobileSM Tram, a deposit of 50 percent of the total cost is required for confirmation. The balance must be paid at least 15 business/working days prior to the scheduled tour date.

Cancellations
Tours canceled at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled tour date will receive a full refund. Tours canceled less than 10 working days will NOT be eligible for a refund.

Please note: Charter arrangements may not be available during the following: Easter, Cherry Blossom, peak Spring season, peak Summer season June 15 thru Labor Day, holidays and special events. Rates, times, and tours are subject to change.

Advance Ticketing
To purchase advance tickets for the American Heritage Tour of Washington, DC and Arlington Cemetery (first come first serve), see below.


Ticketmaster

http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?keyword=tourmobile&x=50&y=5

For advance ticketing call:
Within DC, VA & MD:
(202) 397-SEAT
(410) 547-SEAT
(703) 573-SEAT
Outside D.C., VA, & MD:
(800) 551-SEAT

*Prices, hours and tours are subject to change.

Contact Name:  
Phone: For information: (202) 488-5218 or for tickets: 1-800-551-7328
Email:  

 

Location Name: U.S. Capitol Historical Society
Program Name: Capitol Exterior Walking Tour
Description: Walking tour explains why it took 40 years to build the U.S. Capitol, why and how it has been continually enlarged since then, famous incidents and crucial events, the scope and purpose of the massive construction project now underway, and the daily activities that occur in and around the building.
Price Range:

$10.00 per person
Children (under 10): $5.00
Children (under 6): Free

Group rates are available with a $100 minimum.
Rates can be negotiated by calling Laurent Piereth at 202-543-8919 ext. 13.

Days Offered: Every Monday from March through November.
Min/Max Participants: No minimum. Maximum is 25 people per guide. Groups larger than 25 people will be separated.
Tour/program length: Two hours, but participants can leave whenever they want.
Age Limit:  
Website Link:

http://www.uschs.org/Content/55.htm

Additional Information:

Meet at Union Station Metro. Tours conducted regardless of weather.

Contact Name: Laurent Piereth
Phone: (202) 543-8919 Ext. 13
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Potomac River Boat Cruises
Program Name: Washington by Water Monuments Cruise
Description: Cruise features highlights such as the Jefferson Memorial, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and the14th St. Bridge.
Price Range:

$10-$22 per person

 

Days Offered: Everyday
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 20 participants
Tour/program length: 45 minutes (One-Way), 90 minutes (Round-Trip)
Age Limit: No
Website Link:

www.potomacriverboatco.com/monuments-cruise.php

Additional Information:  
Contact Name: Denyel Kohl
Phone: 703-684-0580
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Potomac River Boat Cruises
Program Name: Student Music Cruises
Description: Design your own student package with dinner, music, and Washington’s Historic Landmarks aboard any of our 4 vessels!
Price Range:

$38- $40 per person

Days Offered: All Week
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 20 participants
Tour/program length: Varies
Age Limit: No
Website Link:

http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/student-cruises.php

Additional Information:  
Contact Name: Denyel Kohl
Phone: 703-684-0580
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Potomac River Boat Cruises
Program Name: Mount Vernon Cruise
Description: Cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. The self-guided tour of the estate includes George Washington’s tomb, an interpretive Pioneer farm, new Museum and Education Center and so much more!
Price Range:

$22-$34 per person

Days Offered: Tuesday to Sunday
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 20 participants, Maximum 100-125
Tour/program length: 7 hours (including the self-guided tour of Mount Vernon)
Age Limit: No
Website Link:

http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/mount-vernon-cruise.php

Additional Information:  
Contact Name: Denyel Kohl
Phone: 703-684-0580
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Potomac River Boat Cruises
Program Name: Water Taxi between Alexandria and National Harbor
Description: Visit three fantastic locations this area has to offer aboard our Water Taxi! Service provided daily between Alexandria in Virginia, the Gaylord National Hotel, and the National Harbor in Maryland.
Price Range:

$6-$14

Days Offered: All Week
Min/Max Participants: Minimum of 20 people
Tour/program length: Varies
Age Limit: No
Website Link:

http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/national-harbor.php

Additional Information:  
Contact Name: Denyel Kohl
Phone: 703-684-0580
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Entertainment Cruises
Program Name: Mount Vernon Excursion
Description: Daily excursions to Mount Vernon home of George and Martha Washington, Includes narration of the many historical sights along the Potomac River and over 3 hours to visit the Mount Vernon Estate.
Price Range:

$47.67 inlcudes entrance ticket to the estate

Days Offered: 2012 Schedule: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 9 – 25, 2012. Every Tuesday – Sunday, March 27 – August 26, 2012. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 31 through October 21, 2012
Min/Max Participants: Min: 2 Max: 500
Tour/program length: Boarding: 8am
Sailing 8:30am to 10am
Leave Mount Vernon 1:30pm
Arrive in SW DC 3:00pm
Age Limit: No
Website Link:  
Additional Information:

N/A

Contact Name: Wendy Kelman
Phone: 202-488-6005
Email: [email protected]

 

Location Name: Entertainment Cruises
Program Name: Student Twilight Dinner/Dance Cruise/Madame Tussauds Package
Description: Includes two hour dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River and then a vist to Madame Tussauds Washington DC for a one and half hour tour of the museum and their new Presidents Gallery.
Price Range:

$49 to $52

Days Offered: Everyday based on availability
Min/Max Participants: 20 min to 600 max
Tour/program length: Boarding: 3:30pm, Sailing 4pm to 6pm, Madame Tussauds 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Age Limit: Up to 18 year of age
Website Link:  
Additional Information:  
Contact Name: Wendy Kelman
Phone: 202-488-6005
Email: [email protected]