Nothing can replace an actual visit to a museum, factory or place of
historical interest. But when your destination is halfway across the country, a
virtual tour may be the next best way to travel.
Board the LibrarySpot.com bus for the following interactive field trips:
The U.S. Capitol
Can't make the journey to Washington, D.C. to explore the nation's
capitol? Take a cyber trip with the U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour.
This multimedia tour
provides panoramic views and historical information on rooms like the Old Supreme Court, the Old and New Senate
Chambers and The President's Room. Double click the
panoramic picture and move your mouse to navigate the room. You can also
zoom in and out and click on "hotspots," which provide
detailed photos and information on special historical objects found in
The Supreme Court The Oyez Project
provides a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. On most pages,
what looks like a still image is actually a 360-degree panorama
that you can explore by dragging your mouse. You
can also hear complete oral arguments for a
number of important cases.
The White House
Although not as interactive as the others,
A White House History offers a
glimpse into the history of the first family's home.
Many popular museums offer informative sites that provide a
glimpse of their permanent collections.