Explore the Nation's Capital

Be both a local, and a tourist, with LCWS.

Millions of people travel to the nation’s capital every year.  With over 160 monuments and memorials, and over 40 museums and galleries, Washington, D.C., provides visitors and locals, alike, with an abundance of recreational, educational, and cultural destinations.  To ensure that students are taking advantage of all that D.C. has to offer, LCWS organizes field trips, lectures, and seminars at various sites throughout the D.C. area every Wednesday of the semester.  These events are designed to expose students to the many aspects of life that together make Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant cities in the world.  As such, field trips engage students in D.C. culture, arts, politics, social justice, science and technology, communication, leadership, history, and community engagement.  Each Wednesday event is exclusive to LCWS, providing students with access to unique, value-added programs throughout the D.C. area.

Field trips and events vary from semester to semester, based on the availability of guest speakers, programs, and venues.  Past semester field trips have included:

  • U.S. Capitol Tour & U.S. Supreme Court Tour

  • Holocaust Survivor Speaker at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

  • White House Tour

  • Pentagon Tour

  • Conversation with a Civil Rights Activist & Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • Guided Tour of the National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

  • Eisenhower Institute

  • Mount Vernon Leadership Challenge

  • Theater Performance

  • And more!

A Day in the Life...

Field Trips & Events

Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS)

1025 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

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