Field Trip Guides
Young people who participate in field trips show higher levels of critical thinking, historical empathy, tolerance, and interest in the world around them than similar students who do not go on field trips. Studies show that young people who participate in educational field trips remember important details weeks later, demonstrating engagement in observing, interpreting, evaluating, associating, problem finding, comparing, and flexible thinking. Disadvantaged children get even more out of the experience because many have less enrichment opportunities at home than middle-class children.
Here you will find information on how to plan your own visit to the White House in Washington, D.C.; an annotated list of presidential field trip destinations near your own home state; and family and teacher guides to help you plan those field trips.
Visiting the White House with Children and Teens
Plan ahead and follow these detailed tips for making the most of your visit to the White House.
Preparing Kids for a Family Historical Field Trip
Check out this list of things you can do before, during, and after a visit to a historical site or museum that will enhance your children’s experience
A Teacher’s Guide to Planning a School Historical Field Trip
One of the best ways to get students excited about history is to get them out of the classroom to visit a historical site or museum. Make the most of your field trip with these suggestions and follow-up activities.
Presidential Birthplaces, Houses, and Libraries
You can find presidential birthplaces, historic homes, libraries, and museums all around the country. Check out our list of presidential sites, listed by state, and plan a visit to a site near you or near your next vacation destination.