Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to participate and raise money for a large trip their junior or senior year. Below is an example itinerary of a trip to New York City and Washington D.C. If you have any questions about the Explore America program, please contact Mrs. Smith at tsmith@froidschool.com

  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House

    • Lafayette Square

    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument

    • WWII Memorial

    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

    • National Museum of the American Indian

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial

    • Korean War Veterans Memorial

    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Day 2: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Make a photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

    • Jefferson Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon

    • Estate, museum, and education center

    • Mansion (subject to availability)

    • George Washington's tomb

    • The Slave Memorial

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 3: Washington, D.C. • New York City

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery, where you will see:

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    • Kennedy gravesites

    • Military Women's Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Travel to New York City

    Enjoy views of New York City from one of its iconic skyscrapers, which may include:

    • Empire State Building Observatory

    • Top of the Rock

    • Edge at Hudson Yards

    • One World Observatory

  • Day 4: New York City

    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

    Take a walking tour of the Financial District

    • Bowling Green Park

    • Wall Street and Charging Bull sculpture

    • Federal Hall

    • Trinity Church

    • National September 11 Memorial

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows)

  • Day 5: New York City

    Take a guided tour of Midtown

    • United Nations Headquarters

    • Chrysler Building

    • Grand Central Terminal

    • Bryant Park

    • Rockefeller Center

    • St. Patrick's Cathedral

    • Fifth Avenue

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Depart for home