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American Writers Museum Opens

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The only one of its kind in the nation, the American Writers Museum in Chicago is like something hot off the presses and eager to be read by your #educationaltour group.
Dedicated to American authors, the museum is located on nearly 11,000 square feet of the second floor of a vintage building.  The museum includes American writers dating back to the early 18th-century preacher, Cotton Mather, and well-thought-out uses of digital technology.  Novels, memoirs and poetry, screenplays, journalism, rap lyrics, advertising slogans and even stand-up comedy are showcased throughout the museum for your #studenttour group to enjoy.  Musicians Prince and Tupac Shakur are represented along with Harper Lee and Thomas Jefferson.
#Studenttravel groups can engage with interactive touch screens and high-tech multimedia installations, like a mesmerizing “Word Waterfall,” in which a wall of densely packed, seemingly random words is revealed, contains resonant literary quotations. Homier touches, like cozy couches in the children’s literature gallery and even the occasional smell of cookies, unleashed whenever someone pushes the plaque for Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” are included in an installation called “The Surprise Bookshelf.”  Touch-screen word play tables, where #studenttours  can fill in the blanks in famous literature or play a version of the word-magnet composition game more commonly found on refrigerators, are to be explored. Writers Hall, a content-rich and visually dramatic display, features 100 American authors on one wall and 100 American works on the other.
#Studenttravel groups are also encouraged to create their own stories, with a writing pads, a manual typewriter and a bulletin board to post the results. In the “Readers Hall” bookcases offer selections as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the poems of Elizabeth Bishop and the classic “Sunset Boulevard.” Wall displays summarize everything from the “evolution” of bookstores to “Voices of Dissent.”

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Honoring Our Veterans

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In Washington D.C., #VeteransDay commemorations at the many memorials and museum exhibits make for the perfect way for a #WashingtonDCstudenttour or a #WashingtonDCeducationtour to #celebrate and #honor all military personnel who served the United States in all wars and conflicts:
#TheNationalWorldWarIMemorial commemorates the service rendered by members of the U.S. Armed Forces in #WorldWarI.  Your #grouptour can visit the memorial beginning on on November 9th with a ceremonial groundbreaking.
#VietnamVeteransMemorial, a black granite memorial colloquially known as #TheWall honors those who served in the #VietnamWar.  More than 400,000 personal effects have been left by visitors to the memorial since its opening.  A #WashingtonDCschooltrip will view a color guard, noted speakers and wreath-laying observances will be held to commemorate #VeteransDay.
#AmericanVeteransDisabledforLifeMemorial is a powerful reminder of the cost of war. This national memorial honors the sacrifice of those who were disabled in service to our country across all branches of the Armed Forces.  The centerpiece of the memorial is the star-shaped fountain with a ceremonial flame, while tributes and stories of service members are told through 48 etched glass panels and four bronze sculptures.
#TheWomensMemorial resides at the gateway to the #ArlingtonNationalCemetery and is the only major #nationalmemorial to honor women that have defended our country during all eras and in all services.  The annual #VeteransDay observance includes formal military honors, a keynote address, veterans’ remarks and a wreath-laying.
#KoreanWarVeteransMemorial consists of multiple structures that honor those who sacrificed during the #KoreanWar.  Images of troops moving by sea, land and air are sandblasted onto the surface of the wall, while a squadron of 19 stainless steel figures, including members from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, are situated in the center of the memorial space.
#NationalWorldWarIIMemorial is an expansive stone, bronze and water memorial on the #NationalMall.  The memorial honors the 16 million men and women who served and the 400,000 who lost their lives during #WWII.  The majestic space is perfect for a #VeteransDay visit, and is especially beautiful during sunset and under moonlight.
“The Price of Freedom: Americans at War”, features a history of America’s military from the French and Indian Wars to the conflict in the Middle East, exploring the impact of conflict on citizen soldiers, their families and communities.  On display are See George Washington’s sword and scabbard as well as the chairs used by Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant during the #CivilWar surrender ceremony at #Appomattox in 1865.
#GeorgeWashington #MountVernonEstate, welcomes active, former and retired military with free admission on #VeteransDay to experience special programming.  #MountVernon salutes veterans with a wreath-laying at #Washingtonstomb and a patriotic community concert by barbershop chorus.

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Get Spooked in Salem

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There is no shortage of frightening things to do in “Witch Town” this Fall.
#SalemWitchMuseum, Salem’s most visited museum presents the witch hysteria of 1692 that is educational, thought-provoking and spooky.  Discover the complex and evolving perception of witches, from midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans.
#HouseofSevenGables, New England’s oldest wooden mansion built in 1668 offers two theatrical performances.  In Legacy of the Hanging Judge, relive the events of the witch trials through the eyes of both the accused and the accusor.  Or, enjoy Spirits of the Gables, a tale of guilt, greed, and revenge with characters from “The House of Seven Gables.”
#TheHauntedFootstepsGhostTour, led by ghostly guides provides captivating tales of Salem’s most haunted history.  Delve into the #WitchCity’s intriguing and often sinister past on a nightly stroll lit by lantern and filled with tales of paranormal activity, chilling cemeteries, Colonial witchcraft and Victorian murder.
#PeabodyEssexMuseum, home to one million artifacts and natural treasures dating back to 1799.  Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of African, American, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, and Indian art, including photographs from 1840 (the year photography was invented!).  Also on display is “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art,” a fun complement to any #Halloween activity.
#SalemTimeMachine travels back in time to centuries past to explore #Salem’s spooky history in a 4-D Time Machine.  Live actors, 4-D sets and black lights makes it impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not—until it’s too late.

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Terror Behind the Walls

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#TerrorBehindtheWalls awaits your #Philadelphiastudenttour at #EasternStatePenitentiary, the massive, gothic former prison in #Philadelphia.
Eastern State Penitentiary, once the most famous and expensive prison in the country, now stands as a living ruin with long empty cell blocks and remnants of the past. The frightening setting and professional scares make it a perfect setting for a high-startle experience for your #Philadelphiaeducationaltour.
Hollywood style special effects and lighting and more than 200 performers await your #Philadelphiaschooltrip “guests” at the six attractions behind the walls.  The Machine Shop, the most interactive attraction will lead your #Philadelphiagrouptour deep into the cell blocks into a space never before open to the public.  Additional attractions for your #Philadelphiafieldtrip include the Blood Yard, the Break Out, the Lock Down, the Detrius, the Infirmary and the Quarantine.

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Eat Your Pie

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Happy #NationalBostonCreamPieDay!  In 1856, Sanzian, a French chef working at the #ParkerHouseHotel in Boston, invented #Bostoncreampie.  In 1996, #Bostoncreampie became the official dessert of Massachusetts in a bill sponsored by Norton High School.

Although it is called a pie, #Bostoncreampie is actually a cake.  It consists of two round layers of sponge cake with a thick vanilla custard filling, usually frosted with a chocolate glaze.

The best way to celebrate #NationalBostoncreampieday is with a #Bostoneducationltour or a #Bostonschooltrip and a big slice of #Bostoncreampie!  Student Tours, Educational Tours, or Group ToursColonial Capital Tours (www.colonialcapitaltours.com) will customize your #Bostonstudenttour for you and your #Bostonschooltrip!

 

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Frightened in New York

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#NewYorkCity is the filled with haunting attractions that your #NewYorkfieldtrip will most certainly enjoy this #Halloween.
#BloodManor haunted warehouse attraction in lower Manhattan isn’t for the timid.  This self-described “cutting edge” phantasmagoria focuses on things that cut, tear and shred. Traveling with a glow stick, your #educationaltour #group will meander through a labyrinth where they will encounter terrifying actors who bring nightmares to life on spooky sets.
#HorsemansHollow located on the spacious and well-maintained grounds of 17th century Philipsburg Manor claims to take the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes.  Your #studenttour will walk along a haunted trail and through Ichabod’s Schoolhouse before encountering the Headless Horseman himself.
#ForestofFear is a production of the New York Renaissance Faire.  Comprised of seven sequentially linked indoor/outdoor attractions, your #educationaltour group will be spooked by Blind Panic (lit only by glowsticks), the Slaughterhouse, Mourningwood Cemetary and CarniEvil of the Damned, all with live actors.  Not recommended for the faint of heart.
#HauntatRockyLedge is eight acres of intense scares that await your #fieldtrip.  #Schooltrips and “Guests” proceed in groups of six along a haunted wooded trail through two haunted houses and a haunted corn maze where they are “greeted” by ill-wishing residents.
#HeadlessHorsemanHayridesandHauntedHouses is a 10-attraction property in Ulster County where decapitation is the prevailing theme.  #NewYorkschooltrips begin their two-plus-hour adrenaline adventure with a Horseman’s War Hayride, nine sinister sites filled with 250+ resident monsters and a live illusion show.

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Fall For This

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When fall foliage peaks, shades of orange, gold and crimson provide brilliant displays along the East Coast.  It is the perfect time to enjoy the sparkling shades of autumn and take an educational tour of New York City or Washington D.C. student tour.
In New York City, your New York City school trip will notice that Central Park comes alive as bright colors illuminate its picture-perfect architecture and landscaping.  Your New York City student tour group can take in famous sites like, Times Square, Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center.
Your Washington D.C. educational tour group can head further south to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia in conjunction with an educational tour of Washington D.C.
The park’s iconic 105-mile Skyline Drive is a scenic highway that snakes over the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides spectacular fall shades.  A trip to Washington D.C. provides an immersion into the inner workings of our government and American history for your Washington D.C. student tour.

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