The majesty of our nation’s capital and the beauty of Colonial Williamsburg combine to reveal history at its best for this fall tour!
Day 1 – Hagerstown, Maryland – We travel through West Virginia into the “Old Line” State of Maryland, where we overnight in Hagerstown.
Day 2 – Smithsonian Museums – After an included breakfast, we drive into Washington, D.C. and visit the Smithsonian Institute, affectionately called “America’s attic,” for a look at the history of this nation. We will visit the Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum. Our hotel accommodations for the next two nights will be in the D.C. area.
Day 3 – Arlington National Cemetery – Washington, D.C. City Tour and Memorials – After an included breakfast, we visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the Kennedy Gravesites and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As we depart the cemetery, we stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial which portrays the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. This afternoon, we meet our local step on guide for a sightseeing tour of Washington, D.C. We visit the World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam War, Korean War, and FDR Memorials. Overnight same hotel.
Day 4 – Colonial Williamsburg – After an included breakfast, we continue to Colonial Williamsburg. The historic area includes 88 original buildings, shops, and homes, which have been meticulously preserved and restored. Your admission to Colonial Williamsburg includes shuttle transportation which will allow you to take your time and get on and off the shuttle bus at will. You will be able to tour the homes, church, and capital, and browse through the stores in Merchants Square. We overnight in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Day 5 – Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Michie Tavern – Charlottesville, Virginia – After an included breakfast, we will visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home from 1770 until his death. The tour includes the principal rooms of the house, which contain the statesman’s furniture and personal effects. Next, we have included lunch at historic Michie Tavern. Michie Tavern is one of the oldest homesteads remaining in Virginia and was originally located on a well-traveled stagecoach route some 17 miles northwest of Monticello. We overnight in Charlottesville.
Day 6 – Home – After an included breakfast, we make our way homeward, remembering the things we have seen on our trip that truly make our country great. Meals: 5B, 1L