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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Metro Washington, DC field trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about Washington, DC’s famous museums, historic sites, monuments, performing arts and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

5 Wits ARLINGTON

5 Wits is a live-action, highly interactive immersive adventure. Each adventure spans thousands of  sq. ft. of real, physical environments, with multiple rooms and theme park-style special effects.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Arlington
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-997-9694
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Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook

Adventure Links has been a leader in team building and outdoor education for 22 years, offering day and overnight field trips just minutes from DC.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp VIRGINIA
Clifton
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 800-877-0954
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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.

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.

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.

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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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is the nation’s memorial to Robert E. Lee, honoring him for specific reasons including his role in promoting peace and reunion after the Civil War.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Ft. Myer
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-235-1530
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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery honors events and members from all branches of the military, and also pays respect to astronauts, nurses, chaplains, war correspondents, just to name a few.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Arlington
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 877-907-8585
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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.

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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Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron creates original productions, presents a broad array of art and artists, and offers transformative educational programs in an intimate and collaborative atmosphere.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Falls Church
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-436-9948
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Destinations for field trips in Washington, DC: White House, United States Capitol, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, African American History Museum and Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR WASHINGTON DC FIELD TRIPS for school groups, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops. HISTORY FIELD TRIP: George Washington’s Mount Vernon. RECREATION FIELD TRIP: 5 Wits Arlington. PERFORMING ARTS: Shear Madness DC.

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FieldTripDirectory.com offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Washington, DC—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Washington, DC by group type, cost, activity/curriculum type, grade level, distance, and venue name or keyword.

Day class trips are divided by curriculum and subject area:

  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Washington, DC art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Washington, DC children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Washington, DC history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Washington, DC team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Washington, DC aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Washington, DC 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 & 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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