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Students Can Experience Hands-On History in Colonial Williamsburg

Note: This is part of a series of blog posts pinpointing under-the-radar, enriching stops on field trips to Julian Tours’ top destinations. Experience tells us these sites will help you beat the crowds and create a truly memorable experience on your next group trip. For more...
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Searching for a Unique Philadelphia Field Trip? Try a Night at This Museum

Note: This is part of a series of blog posts pinpointing under-the-radar, enriching stops on field trips to Julian Tours’ top destinations. Experience tells us these sites will help you beat the crowds and create a truly memorable experience on your next group trip. For more...
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How to Beat the Empire State Building Crowds: Go at Night

Note: This is part of a series of blog posts pinpointing under-the-radar, enriching stops on field trips to Julian Tours’ top destinations. Experience tells us these sites will help you beat the crowds and create a truly memorable experience on your next group trip. For more...
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Skip the Food Court: On a Gettysburg Field Trip, Why Not Eat Like a Civil War Soldier?

Note: This is part of a series of blog posts pinpointing under-the-radar, enriching stops on field trips to Julian Tours’ top destinations. Experience tells us these sites will help you beat the crowds and create a truly memorable experience on your next group trip. For...
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The Best Stop on a Washington D.C. Field Trip That No One Knows About (Except Darth Vader)

Note: This is the first in a series of blog posts pinpointing under-the-radar, enriching stops on field trips to Julian Tours’ top destinations. Experience tells us these sites will help you beat the crowds and create a truly memorable experience on your next group trip....
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Music and D.C.’s New African-American Museum: A Guide for School Groups

Students may think the modern music they love has no history – invented by their generation, with no links to the past. A visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. will show them that’s not true. Today’s sounds evolved from the...
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Why the Sports Fans in Your Class Will Love D.C.’s New African-American Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. has opened to rave reviews. The praise is justified – as visitors experience African Americans’ journey from slavery to equality, they learn, feel and have fun. But that doesn’t mean the museum is an...
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A 2-Hour Tour of the New African-American Museum: It Can Be Done

The prospect of adding another museum to an already overloaded trip itinerary is like stuffing 10 pounds of sugar into a five-pound bag. But many school groups touring Washington, D.C. still will try to fit in a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture...
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African-American Museum FAQ: Key Facts for NMAAHC Visitors

Since its September 2016 Grand Opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has created remarkable interest and drawn heavy crowds day after day. Many visitors — and those planning to visit —have questions. We’ve tried to answer some of the most popular...
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Three More Ways to Experience African-American History in DC

Can’t get tickets for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture? Based on how quickly people are grabbing timed entry passes, we expect the public won’t be able to enter at will (ie., without passes) until at least 2019. But school groups and other visitors...
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A Lesson Plan for Visiting D.C.’s New African-American Museum

  The math is daunting: A school group planning to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of a trip to Washington, D.C., has about two hours to spend there. The new museum features 12 galleries with 3,000 objects on display over 85,000...
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Why the New African-American Museum in D.C. Is a Must-See on Your Next Trip

Lonnie Bunch III grew up wanting to know more about his African-American culture — more than the stories of slavery and well-known heroes like George Washington Carver. But there wasn’t a museum dedicated to African-American history where he could learn those lessons . . . until...
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Tour Ideas, Part V: An Outdoor 8th Grade Trip

By Randy Julian Editor’s note: This post is part of a series aimed at helping teachers come up with single-day class trip ideas. I think the attractions listed below would be worthwhile for any class in grades 4 through 10, but they were chosen especially with 8th grade...
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Tour Ideas, Part IV: 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC – Done Differently

By Randy Julian Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that highlight some of our best single-day class trip ideas. I think the sites listed below could work for any class in grades 4 through 10, but they were written especially with 8th grade trips in mind. Why?...
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Tour Ideas Part III: 8th Grade Trip to Richmond, Va.

By Randy Julian Editor’s note: This post is part of a series on the Julian Tours blog, highlighting some of the best ideas we’ve seen for single-day spring class trips. These ideas could work for any class in grades 4 through 10, but they were written especially with...
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Tour Ideas, Part II: An 8th Grade Trip to Philadelphia and Its Historic Center

By Randy Julian Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that highlights some of the best ideas we’ve seen for single-day class trips. Any class or group in grades 4 through 10 would get a lot out of visiting these sites, but the list was composed with 8th grade...
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Tour Ideas, Part I: A ‘Constitutional’ 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

By Randy Julian One of the most popular types of trips we help plan at Julian Tours is the celebratory eighth-grade trip. We’ve put together enough of these trips that we have a few ideas on what works well. This post and the others in the series (click here to see all five...
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5 Crucial Questions to Ask a Tour Operator When Planning a Student Trip

By Randy Julian School budgets are tighter than ever. Many families are watching what they spend, as well. Curriculums are changing. Safety concerns remain high. All of these factors have made it more difficult to plan and run an educational student trip. And if you decide to do...

Introducing the Julian Tours Newsletter

We’re pleased to announce that starting today, you can sign up for the Julian Tours email newsletter here on juliantours.com. The signup box is directly to the right — it’s hard to miss. If you’re a past Julian Tours customer or are considering working...
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Going Fast: Four School Tour Atrractions That You Should Book Quickly

By Randy Julian Update: I wrote this post in September 2014, but it applies through the end of October/mid-November of any year. – RJ, Oct. 2015 Teachers who organize school trips know they have to plan ahead. But school just started — there’s still plenty of...