Mount Vernon (Home of George Washington), Washington

Located approximately 17 miles from Washington DC and set in over 500 acres overlooking the Potomac river, Mount Vernon was the home of the first President of the United States George Washington and his wife Martha between 1759 and the time of his death in 1799. The mansion houses the tomb of the President, 2 museums and various outbuildings and was designated a historic landmark in 1960. Student groups can take a number of different tours and the estate is open daily. Please contact FHT for entrance fees and coach hire rates. 

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Arlington National Cemetery

Established during the American Civil War on the former estate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna, Arlington National Cemetery is the largest national burial ground in the United States, with 624 acres of landscaped grounds. Veterans and Military casualties from each of the nation's wars are buried here. Notable among the thousands of headstones and memorials are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jack read more ...

National Air and Space Museum

Located in the Smithsonian Institution, The National Air and Space Museum was originally founded in 1942 as the National Air Museum and then renamed and reopened in 1976. The museum houses the largest collection of Spacecraft and historic aircraft on the planet, including the likes of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 Flyer. The museum is open daily and guided t read more ...

National Museum of American History

Spanning three floors and containing numerous exhibitions the National Museum of American History looks in detail at the rich diversity and scientific achievements of The United States. Student groups can try out various activities, such as sending telegrams by morse code and performing various experiments in the interactive Science Center. Open daily and with free admission for groups.

National Portrait Gallery

Located in the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery tells the story of those who have shaped the culture of America through it's rich history. It houses thousands of pieces of artwork and plays home to numerous fascinating and diverse exhibitions which encapsulate the diversity and richness of America's culture and story. Admission is free for groups and the museum is open daily. 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian is an unparalleled record of the American experience and captures the aspirations and spirit of Americans over the last three centuries. It features works by over 7,000 artists including John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart and Edward Hopper. Admission is free for student groups and the museum is open daily.

The Pentagon

The Pentagon is one the largest office buildings in the world at over three times the square footage of the Empire State and is the Headquarters of the US Department of Defense, employing some 23,000 military and civilian staff.   The Pentagon welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually and student groups can take guided tours which last approximately 60 minutes and give a valuable insight into the working of what is effectively a city wi read more ...

The White House Visitors Center

Arguably the most famous building in America and home to  every U.S president except George Washington, The White House was completed in 1800 and adopted its name from the whitewash it received in 1815 after being scorched by the British the year before. The Whitehouse itself does not currently permit visits by the public, however, the Whitehouse Visitors Center welcomes groups with a range of features and vid read more ...

US Capitol

Located in the heart of the Capital, the US Capitol is without doubt one of the most impressive buildings in the States, having been built and rebuilt since its original creation in 1793.  It houses the two chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Student group tours of the Capitol and its various chambers are free although tour passes are required. Tours operate every day except Sundays. Contact our expert read more ...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Located just to the north of the Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a testament to those who fought and died in one of the most unpopular conflicts in American History. Split into three distinct sections, the memorial's purpose is to separate the sacrifice of the veterans from the policy of the government of the day. This in order to aspire to some form of reconciliation for the 58,000 Americans missing or killed in the con read more ...

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