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A New Approach to the D.C. and Philadelphia Experience

Nov 6, 2019

Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia are hotspots for students traveling to learn about our nation’s history. Every year, motorcoaches make their annual pilgrimage on the 95 Corridor, transporting young travelers to and from iconic places in American history. But did you know there’s also a scenic route that includes free tours, group-friendly dining options, affordable overnight accommodations, and plenty of accessible bus parking?

Delaware’s Quaint Villages in Kent County, Delaware, is halfway between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on the Delmarva Peninsula. Not only does it make for a pleasant drive, but you could also escape to a slower pace by taking a slight detour through some of the last remaining open spaces on the East Coast. Group planners could easily incorporate learning into the drive by taking the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway north to Philadelphia or teaching the students about Delaware’s role as the first signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Many of the free museums in Kent County, Delaware, give tours accompanied by historical interpreters educating groups about the lifestyles of different periods in America. The John Bell House, Old State House, The Green, John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, and the Air Mobility Command Museum are some of the area’s most well-known and visited free museums in the area. Large groups are welcome and can schedule complimentary custom tours to suit your student group’s needs.

If you’re looking for a way to refresh your tours to D.C. and Philadelphia, consider Delaware’s Quaint Villages as an affordable and educational option!

An extra benefit to making Delaware’s Quaint Villages a part of your D.C. and Philadelphia experience is working with the local DMO to plan your complimentary step-on guide services for groups of 25 or more staying overnight.

John Doerfler, Sales & Event Manager, will help put together an itinerary and free step-on guide services to make your trip even more memorable.

Courtesy of Delaware’s Quaint Villages.

Photo courtesy of Visit Delaware Villages.