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The Hardest Problems for Field Trip Organizers – And How to Solve Them

We’ve been asking field trip organizers a simple question over the past year: What is the hardest part of planning a school trip? The responses have been interesting. While the teachers, youth group directors and administrators could write anything they want, the replies have...
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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

Updated October 2018 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...
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Three More Ways to Experience African-American History in DC

Updated October 2018 Can’t get tickets for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture? More than two years after the NMAAHC opened, it still can be difficult, especially for groups. But school groups and other visitors hoping to learn more about...
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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 Field Trip

  Updated January 2020 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. In this post, I’ve listed attractions in Gettysburg and Williamsburg/Jamestown ─ two of our most popular...
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Tour Ideas, Part IV: A Trip to Washington, D.C. Done Differently

  Updated January 2020 By Randy Julian Editor’s note: This post is part of a series that highlight some of our best ideas for single-day class trips — the type of outings that are perfect for educators looking for a spring or end-of-year field trip. For more ideas like...
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Tour Ideas Part III: Spring Field Trip to Richmond, Va.

By Randy Julian Updated January 2020 Editor’s note: This post is part of a series highlighting some of the best ideas we’ve seen for single-day spring class trips. To see all of our day trip ideas posts, click this link. Two of the most popular destinations we book at...
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Tour Ideas, Part II: A Field Trip to Philadelphia and Its Historic Center

  Updated Jan. 2020 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. If you think there’s good information in this post, I encourage you to click this link to see all...
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Tour Ideas, Part I: A ‘Constitutional’ Field Trip to Washington DC

Updated January 2020 By Randy Julian One of the most popular types of trips we help plan at Julian Tours is the one-day spring field trip. A good spring field trip allows students (and teachers) to get out of the classroom, breathe some fresh air and have fun. And yes, it allows...
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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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