American History

American History comes to life with a journey to the country’s most significant historical sites!

Curriculum Connections

The EduTravel team is proud to offer the American History trip. Start off with one of many excursions to the nation’s capital of Washington D.C., visit one of nineteen Smithsonian Museums and Galleries to learn about the historic, cultural, and political development of the United States. While you’re there, stroll by the towering Washington Monument, or even discover the African American History Museum, as we know here at Edutravel, African American History is American History.

Travel to Boston and take a Harbour Cruise to learn about the city’s rich and not so rich past, or follow an 18th-century-costumed guide along the Freedom Trail to hear stories about the American Revolution.

New York was the first capital of the United States, take the ferry to Ellis Island, the gateway to over 12 million U.S. immigrants, or spend a reflective afternoon at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, and consider the implications of such a tragedy for the future of American History. Then consider how America has evolved as you explore significant sites and monuments in this former capital.

Itinerary Highlights

Our attraction recommendations
  • Walk the Freedom Trail
  • JFK Presidential Library
  • U.S.S. Constitution
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Mount Vernon
  • Arlington National Cemetary
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Apollo Theatre
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Cloisters Museum
  • Museum of American Finance
  • Intrepid Sea and Air Museum
  • Liberty Bell
  • Independence Hall
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
  • Betsy Ross House
  • United States Mint
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Ghosts of Gettysburg Walking Tour
  • Lincoln Train Museum
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

We will also work with you to specifically curate your itinerary to include attractions that are not listed to meet your learning goals and budget.