Historical tours of America bring the past to life, allowing students to experience the founding of the country and the war that accompanied the establishment of the nation. Son Tours offers customizable options for students to explore U.S. history through tours of Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Historical Tours of Washington, D.C.
Boston and the surrounding areas were the settings for various important events in the American Revolutionary War, including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Students touring to experience the Revolutionary War in Boston can visit the USS Constitution, one of the first US Navy ships (and one that did not lose any of the 40 battles in which it fought), the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to see where US revolutionaries dumped tea into the harbor in protest of British taxation, and the Bunker Hill Monument, memorializing the famous battle. Some of these sites are located along the Freedom Trail, which winds through Boston and passes many other historical locations, including Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church.
In essence, Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States. Here, tours to experience U.S. history bring students to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were written. Outside Independence Hall, students can visit the Liberty Bell, the famous symbol of freedom for the United States during the Revolutionary War and far into the future. On a historical tour through Philadelphia, history classes studying the Revolutionary era can tour Valley Forge; walk through the home of Betsy Ross, the famous flag seamstress and maker of musket cartridges for the Continental Army; and so much more.
Though Washington, D.C. did not become the center of American government until 1790, the US capital is home to various monuments and artifacts of Revolutionary War history, including the Washington Monument and the Declaration of Independence. Here, students can also learn about the government of the nation established by the Revolutionary War by visiting the Capitol Building and the White House. Our Revolutionary War tours can also include a trip to nearby Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington, to see where the former general and first President of the United States lived. On our student tours to experience U.S. history, classes will never be short of things to do and sites to see in this city; history is everywhere in Washington, D.C.
Want to learn more about Washington, D.C. historical tours for students? See our Washington, D.C. Educational Tour Page. If you’re ready to begin customizing a tour to experience the Revolutionary War in Washington, D.C., contact us!