Student Travel

Student Travel

Make memories with your school groups in Delaware! The First State's ideal location, easy access, tax-free savings, and diversity in attractions make Delaware an ideal destination for student tours, exciting expeditions, and performance groups. 

Students will enjoy the right balance of learning and fun as they journey across the State of Delaware and experience history and heritage, arts and culture, agritourism, ecotourism, Amish tours, outdoor and maritime adventures, unique museums, and fun activities! There is also a wide variety of suitable venues for visiting performing groups.

Tax-free shopping, dining and entertainment combined with below average accommodations tax make Delaware a more affordable student group travel destination.  Some prominent attractions offer free admission or student discounts.  There is also a vast array of statewide group-friendly hotels and restaurants.

Conveniently nestled in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, Delaware is within a 200-mile radius of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Virginia Beach. Students can spend the night in Delaware and enjoy all that the First State has to offer and are close enough to take excursions throughout the region!

Here you will find all of the resources needed to view Student Travel Group attractions, restaurants and hotels.  For performance venue information, customized itineraries, free welcome gifts via the Delaware Motorcoach Rewards Program, and digital and print marketing materials, and statewide familiarization tours, contact Tina Madanat at 302-672-6834 or Tina.Madanat@state.de.us.

We value your business and partnership and look forward to working with to plan your next student group visit to Delaware! 

Tina Madanat
Tourism Development Leader, Group Tour

(302) 672-6834
Tina.Madanat@state.de.us

Student Attractions

Delaware Student Travel options are plentiful and affordable!  Students will enjoy the right blend of learning and fun as they journey across the State of Delaware and experience history and heritage, arts and culture, agritourism, ecotourism, Amish tours, outdoor adventures, unique museums, and fun activities!

The first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, student groups can follow the Delaware History Trail of intriguing historic sites and discover the state that started the nation—including National Monuments and four Historic districts—each with its own fascinating chronicle of conflict, courage, and the fight for freedom and independence dating back to the 1600’s. 

Fort Delaware, the Union fortress that once housed Confederate prisoners of war, offers a half-mile ferry ride to Pea Patch Island and hands-on history of life in 1864.  Visit Delaware’s Underground Railroad sites and experience places in history where slaves, allies and sympathizers risked it all to help others achieve freedom!  Guided tours are available and oftentimes include costumed interpreters.  Some attractions offer free admission or student discounts. 

Learn about the Du Pont legacy and the prominent family’s place in American history. Witness the Amish way of life.  Enjoy the thrill of the race at the Dover International Speedway and take a bus ride on the Monster Mile®--the fastest oval in the world!  Enjoy outdoor recreation at Delaware’s pristine beaches, scenic State Parks and wildlife refuges.  Paddleboard your way through an eco-tour and make a splash at a Delaware water park! 

Take in a musical performance or theatre production!  There is also a wide variety of venues for visiting performance groups such as the University of Delaware, Frawley Stadium, Delaware State University, Rehoboth Bandstand, and Cape Henlopen School.

For customized itineraries and assistance with group-friendly attraction, hotel, and dining selections, contact Tina Madanat at 302-672-6834 or Tina.Madanat@state.de.us.

Student Itineraries

Make the most of Delaware Student Travel and Tours! Enhance your school group experience by including the right blend of learning and fun, incorporating demonstrations and hands-on activities, and developing themed itineraries. Here are just a few ideas out a myriad of attraction options and combinations!

History enthusiasts can visit Historic New Castle, Delaware’s first capital borne out of conflict amongst three world powers for dominance of the Delaware Valley followed by a visit to the current capital of Dover to tour the Old State House, the first permanent capital building in Dover and a focal point in the state's civic life for over two centuries, and Legislative Hall to learn about the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law. 

Students can also follow the last path to freedom through Delaware’s Underground Railroad as they learn about the Abolitionist Movement and the courageous leaders who sacrificed it all to aid fleeing slaves. Tour the Houses of Odessa, learn the story of Samuel, and make a class paper quilt to reflect key learnings. Visit the John Dickinson Plantation to witness plantation life and the plight of a slave, and enjoy a captivating historic interpretation of heroes and famous trials at the Old State House!

Visit the Delaware Agricultural Museum and learn the history of farming, visit an orchard and pick fresh fruit, and enjoy a farm-to-table meal. Adventure seekers can take a ride on the Cape Water Taxi to explore Delaware’s shoreline or enjoy an eco-tour on a standup paddleboard followed by a tour of the Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum or the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, housing one of the largest collections of shipwreck and recovered artifacts in the Mid-Atlantic!

For assistance with customized itineraries and group attraction, hotel, and dining selections, contact Tina Madanat at 302-672-6834 or Tina.Madanat@state.de.us.

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