8th/9th Grade Washington DC Trip

8th/9th Grade Washington DC Trip

8th Grade Washington DC Trip

Basic Information

Trip Date: Wednesday MAY 19-22 2021

Trip Cost:   Whether the cost is $685 or $710 depends on the number of students per bus.  If there are approximately 35 students or more on all buses the cost is $685, if there are fewer than 35 on any of the buses the price will be $710. For example, if we have 101-104 students we will need three buses, but they will not all have 35 or more students so we would pay the higher price.

Last Payment:   Approximately March 1st 2021 but more info will come.  Please do not pay over $685 until the final price is determined. Pay up to the $685 and when we know the final price you can pay the extra $25 if the buses are not “full” at that time. This avoids the need for any refunds.          

Registration and final Payment Deadline: Approximately March 1, 2021 (Full payment is due that day)

Payment Information:  $200.00 deposit due at the time of registration. 


1. How do I register my child for this trip? 

For the class of 2024 register here: Registration and click the green "select" tab and you will be guided through the registration and payment process.  Pleae read the Trip Protection Information.  The trip for the class of 2025 will open up registration soon.

2. What does the cost include? 

The trip cost includes everything except the first meal on the way (probably at a food court or fast food restaurants) and souvenirs.  Students will be given $10 cash for lunch and dinner at a food court on Saturday and $15 at the Capitol Café on Friday. On the way home, students will receive $10 to eat at a food court or travel mall. This will be close to the amount needed to get a typical meal at these restaurants, so students might want a little extra just in case. I would think that $20 or so would cover it. Breakfast will be all you can eat at the hotel all three mornings. Dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings will be all you can eat.

3.  What are some of the activities included in the trip? 

There is a tentative itinerary below

4.  What chaperones are planning on going?

Mr. Creviston, Mr. Matchett, Mrs. Johnson will be chaperoning the trip.  We will add staff chaperones as needed based on the total number of students traveling. We will also have a Trip Advisor from Martin School Travel to help with tickets and logistics as needed who will travel with us.  A Licensed Washington D.C. tour guide will lead us, where appropriate, to provide information about tour stops. A security guard will be present on the hotel floor from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am both nights.

5. If I have questions, who do I contact?

Please contact Mr. Creviston by email.  His e-mail is [email protected]   If you are unable to e-mail him you can call the main office at 740-756-9231 and leave a message. 

Washington D.C. Itinerary


Tuesday May 12, 2020

Time is to be determined but students will drop off 1 large suitcase and 1 carry-on this evening to be stored in a secure classroom.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

1:00 P.M.  
Buses arrive at school 
1:30 P.M.
Busses depart for Washington D.C. 
Dinner enroute to Washington D.C. (At students expense) 
4:30-5:30 P.M.
Dinner stop at KFC/McDonalds I70 East Exit 43 
865 Rostraver Rd., Belle Vernon, PA 724-929-4148
9:15 P.M.
Approximate arrival at hotel 

Thursday May 14, 2020

6:45 A.M. 
Breakfast at hotel 
7:15 A.M.
Depart for Arlington National Cemetary (Pending arrival time night before) 
8:00 A.M.
Arlington National Cemetary; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Kennedy Gravesite; Iwo Jima Memorial (Licensed D.C. guide) 
September 11th Pentagon Memorial 
10:15 A.M.
White House Visitor Center OR Bureau of Printing and Engraving (TBD Subject to Availability) 
11:40 A.M.-12:40 P.M.
Lunch at Agricultural Building ($10.00) 
1:00-3:00 P.M. 
Holocaust Museum; Permanent Exhibition (Subject to Availability) 
3:00-6:00 P.M. 
Guided Walking Tour; Washington Monument, WWII, Lincoln Memorial, Korea and Vietnam Memorials, Kennedy Center-Terrace View (Licensed D.C. Guide) 
6:45-7:45 P.M. 
Dinner at Magill's Famous Buffet 
8:30 P.M.
Return to hotel 

Friday May 15, 2020

7:00 A.M.
Breakfast at hotel 
8:00 A.M. 
Depart for Washington D.C. 
9:00 A.M. 
Arrive at U.S. Capital 
9:30 A.M.  
Arrive at U.S. Supreme Court (Exterior) 
10:00 A.M. 
Library of Congress (Enter at U.S. Capital Visitor Center-Tour Interior 
11:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M.
Lunch at Capital Cafe' ($15.00)

1:30-4:30 P.M. 
Smithsonian Institute; Natural History and American History 
4:45 P.M.
National Archives; Holds records for the United States Federal Government 
5:30 P.M.
White House Photo Stop and Free time at Lafayette Park 
6:00-7:00 P.M. 
Dinner at Sizzling Express 
7:15-9:00 P.M. 
Guided Walking Tour: Jefferson, MLK and FDR (Licensed D.C. Guide) 
9:00 P.M. 
Return to hotel 

Saturday May, 16, 2020

6:30 A.M.
Breakfast at hotel 
7:15 A.M. 
Load luggage onto bus 
7:30 A.M. 
Depart hotel
8:00-10:45 A.M. 
George Washington's Mount Vernon Mansion Tour; Free time on grounds 
11:30 A.M.
Lunch at Reagan Building of International Trade (voucher) 
12:45 P.M. 
Ford's Theater and Peterson House OR Smithsonian of African American History and Culture 
3:00 P.M. 
Depart for home 
6:30-7:30 P.M. 
Dinner stop at New Stanton, PA Subway, Wendy's or McDonald's ($10.00)
210 N.Center Dr., New Stanton, PA 15672: 724-925-8515 
11:00 P.M.
Arrive at school 
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