Washington, D.C.

Discover our nation’s capital with its majestic buildings that house the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of our government — the White House, Capitol, and Supreme Court. Visit and see the spectacular monuments to our nation’s past leaders.

Washington is where our nation commemorates the men and women who fought for the honor of their country. The nation’s greatest presidents are honored and remembered and the great museums hold our country’s most significant documents and treasures.

Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall Although there are 19 different museums, the favorites for student Smithsonian field trips include the American History, Air And Space and Natural History Museums. 30 million people tour the Smithsonian every year. This popular destination for educational field trips began when the British scientist James Smithson left his […]

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Ford’s Theatre & The Petersen House

Abraham Lincoln This Washington, D.C. tour to Ford’s Theater will bring you back to the night that made history. Shortly into his second term, and only five days after the surrender of general Robert E. Lee, President Lincoln went to a play at Ford’s Theater called, “My American Cousin”. While President Lincoln was watching the […]

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Jefferson & F. D. R. Memorials

Because of their close proximity to each other, Sonshine Education Tours recommends seeing these memorials together. Statue of Thomas Jefferson Jefferson Memorial The West Potomac Park, on the shore of the Potomac River Tidal Basin began as a tidal sand bar. The park arose from the waters of the Potomac river, the work of the […]

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White House

White House The White House has been a symbol of the American Presidency since it was completed in 1800. Although George Washington oversaw much of the construction of this stately home, he never lived there. It was John Adams, our second President, who spent the first night here on November 1, 1800. He arose early […]

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Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon, located in Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Tour his home, pay your respects at his and Martha’s tombs and visit the new Ford Orientation Center. Learn about George Washington’s exceptional life and accomplishments through interactive displays and a short film at the educational […]

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