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EF Enrichment Tour: AP U.S. History

Tour length: 8 - 10 Days


Follow in the footsteps of our nation’s founding fathers and recognize some of the United States’ greatest achievements with this AP social studies tour through the historic cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Designed in conjunction with the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board.


  • The Freedom Trail
  • Ellis Island
  • The Liberty Bell

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Day 1: Boston

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Take a walking tour of Boston
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Back Bay
  • Optional: Duck boat tour of the city (seasonal)
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Day 2: Boston

  • Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge
    • Old State House
    • Old North Church
    • Paul Revere House
    • USS Constitution
  • Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord
    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row
  • Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory
  • Optional: Theater performance
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Day 3: Boston and New York

  • Visit the JFK Library and Museum
  • Travel to New York
  • Visit the Empire State Building by night
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Day 4: New York City

  • Take a guided tour of New York
    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Chinatown and Little Italy
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Stop for a picture in Central Park
  • Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Make a photo stop in Times Square
  • Attend a Broadway show
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Day 5: New York City and Philadelphia

  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Travel to Philadelphia
  • Visit Independence National Historical Park
  • Take a guided tour of Independence Hall
  • Visit the Liberty Bell Center
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Day 6: Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

  • Visit the National Constitution Center
  • Travel to Washington, D. C.
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery
    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites
  • Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial
  • Take a guided tour of Washington
    • Washington Monument
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
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Day 7: Washington, D.C.

  • See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center
  • Take a guided tour of the Library of Congress
  • Visit the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Visit the National Archives
  • Take a night tour of Washington
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Day 8: Washington, D.C.

  • Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your tour director
  • Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery
  • Travel to Williamsburg
  • Enjoy an evening activity
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Day 9: Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, and Jamestown (optional extension day)

  • Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg
    • Capitol
    • 18th-century tavern
  • Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement
    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village
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Day 10: Washington, D.C. (optional extension day)

  • Travel to Washington, D.C.
  • Enjoy free time in Washington, D.C.
  • Depart for home
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No matter where you go with EF Explore America, no matter your length of tour, you are guaranteed an all-inclusive experience. All of our tours feature round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations with professional overnight security, breakfast and dinner daily, air-conditioned motorcoach and gratuities.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach while on tour
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations (9 nights on the 10-day tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour led by a licensed guide
  • Visits to special attractions per itinerary
  • Opportunity to earn high school credit for students
  • Overnight security
  • Gratuities
  • Illness and Accident Coverage

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