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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of “Virtual Field Trips” on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Virginia or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Visit the Alexandria Archaeology Museum to learn how the City’s archaeologists work with residents to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community’s past.

ACTIVITY - Archaeology/Paleontology, History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-746-4399
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Alexandria Black History Museum

Dig deeper into black history at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Exhibits at the museum aim to promote appreciation, tolerance and understanding of all cultures.

ACTIVITY - Multicultural & Heritage GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-746-4356
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Arcadia Farm

Arcadia’s demonstration farm and educational children’s garden encompasses four acres, providing a sustainable model of agriculture to new farmers, students and the public through hands-on community engagement.

ACTIVITY - Farms, Mazes, Pick-Your-Own GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 571-384-8845
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Carlyle House Historic Park

The Carlyle House served as the headquarters of British General Braddock during the French and Indian War, which is where he and five colonial governors planned their early campaigns.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-549-2997
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Del Ray Artisans

Del Ray Artisans is a community art center that strives to promote art. The art center has exhibited art of a variety of mediums, with a new exhibit on display almost every month.

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-838-4827
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Freedom House Museum

Visit the Freedom House Museum, a former headquarters of a 19th-century domestic slave-trading firm, which transported 1,800 slaves to Mississippi and Louisiana each year.

ACTIVITY - Multicultural & Heritage GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-836-2858
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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Step inside 18th century Virginia at Gadsby Tavern Museum. The Tavern was a place for politics, social life, and business in early Alexandria, Virginia.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-746-4242
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George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Marvel at the neoclassical George Washington Masonic National Memorial dedicated to George Washington—a Mason and the Father of our country.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-683-2007
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Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens has naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a a historic house, and a horticultural reference library.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-642-5173
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Alexandria art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Alexandria class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Alexandria history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Alexandria team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Alexandria aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Alexandria field trip ideas for adventure parks, ropes courses, ziplines, boat excursions, amusement parks, waterparks, kayaking, rafting, tubing, laser tag paintball, roller skating rinks, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf attractions, indoor amusement & recreation centers, and outdoor amusement & recreation centers.


Overnight field trips include trips to NYC, trips to Boston, trips to Washington, DC, trips to Chicago, trips to Atlanta, and other historic cities throughout the US. Retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

We created field trip lesson plans to help teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and homeschool parents provide an enriching experience for their groups. We know funds for class trips are limited, so we’ve included grants for field trips that cover admission, transportation, and more.

It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.