Field Trip Destinations

Statue of Liberty (New York)

Catch a ride on the park rangers’ morning boat to explore Liberty Island before the crowds arrive. Experience the immersive theater at the Statue of Liberty Museum and climb the statue’s steps for spectacular views of New York harbor and the Manhattan skyline.

Golden Gate Bridge (California)

Join park rangers for a special candlelight tour of Fort Point at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. As you walk through the Civil War-era fort, travel through time to learn more about West Coast history, from the creation of the Presidio of San Francisco in 1776 to the impact of Spanish colonization and the Gold Rush on the indigenous communities in California. End the journey on the roof of the fort for an up-close view of the Golden Gate Bridge after dark.

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming and Montana)

Explore America’s first ever national park. Join an unforgettable guided tour through extraordinary landscapes and iconic locations — from the Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful — and a peek at Yellowstone’s famous bison.

Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

Spend a weekend exploring like Enos Mills, the “Father of Rocky Mountain National Park.” Camp, hike, and horseback ride during a park ranger guided trip back in time. Reflect on all of those who have come to this place before us: indigenous connections, first national park tourists, and modern visitors.

Boston Harbor (Massachusetts)

Visit the USS Constitution Museum and step aboard the USS Constitution to learn from active-duty Navy sailors about what life was like aboard a 19th-century sailing vessel. Experience a special tour of the Charlestown Navy Yard and the World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young. End your day with a sunset cruise to Spectacle Island.

American Village (Alabama)

Come to the American Village for a behind-the-scenes look at the American Revolution and the fight for America’s independence. You’ll be outfitted as a Patriot spy, immersing you in an adventure of espionage, intrigue, and patriotism, where you will ultimately have to decide what course events take. You will carry that role into a special evening experience with a Colonial dinner on campus.

National Archives (Washington, DC)

Get a once-in-a-lifetime access to America’s most treasured founding documents. Receive a VIP tour of the National Archives Museum, and see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. Your tour includes a special visit to the vaults — almost never opened to the public — where you will get an up-close view of historic treasures like General George Washington’s Oath of Allegiance Oath Card, the check that purchased Alaska, and more.

Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

Take a unique tour of the largest library in the world. Meet the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. The Library’s curators and conservators will lead you through the hidden stacks and tunnels, as well as underground laboratories. Explore the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled through touch with a hands-on learning experience featuring a variety of items from the NLS collections along with a tactile tour of the Library’s iconic Thomas Jefferson Building.

Financial District
(New York)

Explore America’s iconic financial capital. Take a private, interactive tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Museum and Learning Center to learn about the history and responsibilities of the central bank of the US and its role in the economy. Followed by a special access tour of The Bank of New York Mellon — the oldest bank in the country, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784 — to explore an impressive collection of artifacts that offer a glimpse into the rich history of our country’s financial innovation and resilience.

National Museum of American History (Washington, DC)

Come see the iconic artifacts of American culture with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian’s entertainment collections, including objects from blockbuster Hollywood movies and more.

National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

From the Hope Diamond to the Nation’s T. rex and beyond, explore the museum before it opens to the public and get a deeper understanding of the natural world and your place in it.

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC)

Get a special tour through the powerful exhibits of the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.