Baltimore, MD: Where History, Culture, and Student Exploration Converge!

Plan Your Next Student Trip to Baltimore, MD

In Baltimore, your group is just a few steps from a world of great attractions, history and exciting educational opportunities. Explore a diverse array of museums and outdoor attractions. Whether you’re looking forward to the historic harbors and historic ships in Baltimore or you can’t wait to explore the Mount Vernon historical district, there’s so much to offer while taking your school trips. Of course, there are many other reasons to take student tours to Baltimore. The aquarium, science center, and World Trade Center give students a chance to explore new interests. There’s no need to limit your student trips to Baltimore. Located just a short distance from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, you can add these cities on to your trip while on your educational tour and enjoy more of the historical sites offered on the east coast

Customize Your Itinerary

While on this enlightening school field trip, you and your students may see:

Camden Yards

While on your student tourof Baltimore, your group will have lots of fun touring Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  While on this tour you will see the ballpark from club level suites, the press level, and the Orioles dugout.  While touring the stadium, you will also learn about the history of the ballpark.  If your group wants to see an Oriole’s game, eduSTAR can add that to your package.

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Historic Ships in Baltimore is a maritime museum located in the Inner Harbor.  This museum has a great collection of historic ships, including USS Constellation (an 1854 sloop-of-war), USCGC Taney (a Coast Guard cutter), USS Torsk ( a WWII-era submarine), and Chesapeake (a lightship).  The museum also has a Seven Foot Knoll Light, which is a screw-pile lighthouse.  While on your school field trip, the participants will truly enjoy this museum.

Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is one of the most visited areas of the city.  Since the 1700’s, the harbor used to be one of the major seaports≠ in the U.S. Today, this area is now a beautiful cultural center in Baltimore. At the Inner Harbor, your kids will enjoy great shopping, restaurants, street performances, and museums, including the National Aquarium.  Every school field trip includes the Inner Harbor.

Fort McHenry National Monument

Fort McHenry is a star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy. It was during the attack of the fort that Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the poem that later  became the national anthem of the U.S.  This will be a quick stop on your school field trip.

Maryland Science Center

While on your school tour to Baltimore, the Maryland Science Center, located in the Inner Harbor, is a perfect stop.  MSC offers an array of exhibits, including Your Body, Math Midway, and Dinosaur Mysteries, just to name a few.  A visit to the telescope is very popular at MSC.

Mount Vernon Place Historical District

Mount Vernon Place Historic District includes four rectangular garden parks and beautiful houses that create the setting for the Washington Monument.  This monument was first to honor George Washington.  The 178 foot column holds a ground-floor museum offering information about Washington as well as construction of the monument. Climbing the 228 steps to the top provides an excellent view of the city from the historic museum.  Surrounding the monument are many historical homes, museums, restaurants and shopping.  This is a great stop on this educational tourof Baltimore.

National Aquarium

Opened in 1981, the National Aquarium is home to more than 16,000 creatures of all kinds, including stingrays, sharks, monkeys, iguanas, puffins and much-much more.  The biggest hit at the Aquarium is the famous Dolphin Show, which provides an up-close view of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they leap and tumble with the trainers.  This is a “must see” on your student tour.

Old Baltimore Shot Tower

The Phoenix Shot Tower, also known as the Old Baltimore Shot Tower, is a red brick shot tower that was completed in 1828. The tower was the tallest structure in the United States until 1846, when Trinity Church in New York City was erected. A shot tower is a tower designed for the production of pistols, rifles and cannons.

World Trade Center

Top of the World at Baltimore’s World Trade Center is the perfect starting point for any visit to Baltimore.  The 27th floor of the building provides an amazing view of Baltimore’s skyline, harbor and beyond.   During this student tour, your kids will learn that the building is the world’s tallest pentagonal building and provides a great view on all five sides.  Additionally, they will learn more about Baltimore and walk through the 9/11 Memorial.

When thinking about your class trip to Baltimore, you may also consider adding on Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Gettysburg or Penn Dutch.

At eduSTAR, we can customize your itinerary to make your school tour experience well worth it!

 

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