Here's What's On Deck:
Arrive in Gettysburg, meet your tour leader, and head over to the Gettysburg foundation for an interactive dive into American history. What's a Gettysburg Cyclorama, you ask? You'll soon find out!
Check in to your hotel to briefly recharge your batteries before making your way to General Pickett's for an epic buffet dinner.
Explore historic Baltimore at night during your Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour, where you'll come face-to-face with true stories plucked from Mark Nesbitt's famous works!
Make your way back to the hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.
After breakfast and orientation with your Tour Leader you'll suit up for your guided Gettysburg Battlefields tour.
Nothing beats a post-morning battle like lunch at the Refreshment Saloon at the Gettysburg Visitor's Center (individual expense).
All aboard! Next stop: Washington D.C.
You'll earn your wings yet during your first D.C. stop: the Udvar-Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum.
Mama mia, Bertucci's for dinner? You'll feast on some of the finest Italian cuisine this side of the Potomac.
D.C. is a beautiful city - even more so when it's lit up at night. Embark on an evening monument tour to see the Vietnam Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the Lincoln and Roosevelt Memorials, and more.
Check in to your hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.
After breakfast and orientation with your Tour Leader you'll head back out to D.C. to explore the Mall, including the National Art Gallery, the National Museum of American Indians, the African Art Museum, the National Design Museum, and much more.
You've more than earned some lunch and free time at the Ronald Reagan Conference Center (individual expense).
Time to put it all in perspective at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, an essential stop of any Social Studies or History class (this is among the most popular activities in D.C. - the sooner you start planning your trip, the better we can guarantee its availability).
Speaking of heroes and sacrifice, let's visit the Arlington National Cemetery. You'll come face-to-fact with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guards, the Custis-Lee Mansion, the Kennedy Graves, and more.
You've walked your socks off; you've absorbed some truly important moments of history and humanity. Now it's time to celebrate life with one of the truly great gifts: Barbecue! Your group will love the family vibes at the Hill Country Barbecue Market.
Woot woot! Time to work off those ribs at your very own pool party.
Now that's what we call a good day. Time to call it a night.
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and orientation with your Tour Leader. Next stop: the US Capitol for your guided tour of the headquarters of American democracy.
Soul food reigns supreme at Hard Times Cafe, home to endless chili concoctions and the best wings this side of the West Wing.
One last time-travel stop before you head home: Ford's Theater Museum, where you'll learn all about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Hugs and handshakes are you bid farewell to your Tour Leader and head back home, where you'll be greeted with a hero's welcome for taking your students on such an epic trip.