Upon arrival to Washington D.C., you'll meet your Tour Manager. Your first stop will be the estate and gardens of our first president, George Washington. You will have time to see a film at the visitor center, tour his home and explore the grounds.
Next, you will visit the The United States Capitol (if available), a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world. Your tour will begin with a short introductory film and include stops at the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall.
You will enter one of the most magnificent buildings in Washington as you visit the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. You will have some time to admire the architecture and peek into the main reading room.
You will walk by the Supreme Court
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States, first occupied by John Adams in 1800. You will have a chance to see the North Front of the White House from Lafayette Park where you can take photos and enjoy the view.
This morning you will take a guided tour of the Memorials including visits to the FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.
You'll also see the Einstein Memorial situated in an elm and holly grove in the southwest corner of the National Academy of Sciences grounds. The memorial was unveiled at the Academy's annual meeting, April 22, 1979, in honor of the centennial of the great scientist's birth.
This afternoon you will visit Arlington National Cemetery where you will take a tour and see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the Challenger Memorial and the Kennedy Grave Sites.
This evening you'll see the Iwo Jima Memorial also known as the Marine Corps War Memorial. It is located near Arlington National Cemetery.
Today we stand on the National Mall with our peers to watch and listen as the next President takes the Oath of Office and Swears in as the 46th President of the United States. We will also enjoy the festivities on the mall. In past years, there have been food, souvenir vendors and musical performances before the ceremony begins.
As a group, we will find a good spot to watch the Inaugural Parade.
You’ll have dinner.
This morning you'll have free time to explore the Smithsonian Museums of your choice including the National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of American History and the American Art Museum.
Next, you'll visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a place of meaning, of memory, of reflection, of laughter, and of hope with its artifacts and archival documents (subject to reservation confirmation).
This afternoon you'll visit the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.
Your final visit will be the Air Force Memorial. Since its formal dedication on October 14, 2006, the Memorial has been a place of pride and honor for all the men and women who served and continue to serve the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations.
Your Washington D.C. trip comes to a close as you depart for your return trip home.
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