Gettysburg & Washington DC

Gettysburg & Washington DC: Civil War History
Visit Gettysburg, site of the deadliest battle of the Civil War and one of the most important speeches in US history, explore Washington DC and see the memorials, monuments, and museums that make up the capital city.
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Day 1 Hello Washington, D.C.
Meet your tour director
Travel to Gettysburg
Dinner
Optional  ghost tour  $14
Day 2 Gettysburg--Washington, D.C.
Breakfast
Gettysburg guided excursion
Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor's Center including Cyclorama, Museum & FilmLittle Round TopGettysburg National Cemetery
Travel to Washington, D.C.
African American Civil War Memorial Museum
Dinner
Washington, D.C. evening guided sightseeing tour
World War II MemorialLincoln MemorialVietnam Veterans MemorialKorean War MemorialNational MallTidal BasinMartin Luther King MemorialFDR MemorialJefferson MemorialWashington MonumentWhite House
Details: Gettysburg guided excursion
Between 46,000-51,000 Americans became casualties of one of the fiercest and most deadly battles of the Civil War. Get a walking tour of the battlefield that became the inspiration for one of the most important speeches in American history, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Experience how words, along with time, can heal old wounds.
Details: Gettysburg National Cemetery
The site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Details: Washington, D.C. evening guided sightseeing tour
Night is the perfect time to see the capital, when white marble monuments and silvery pools glow in the floodlights. See the geometric memorials of the Mall—the imposing rectangular Lincoln Memorial, and the line of the Washington Monument bisecting the sky—as well as the innovative and moving monuments to the veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
Day 3 Washington, D.C. landmarks
Breakfast
Dinner
Details: Library of Congress
Can you imagine how big a building would have to be to contain a collection of over 142 million books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts? Well, if you head to the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, you won’t have to imagine any more! This mammoth collection is housed in three imposing buildings on Capitol Hill and is dedicated to providing congress and the people of the United States with an unparalleled collection of information.
Details: U.S. Capitol guided tour
Go on a guided tour of the building where the men and women who have been chosen to represent the citizens of the United States convene to discuss and decide on important legislature.
Details: Arlington National Cemetery & Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) visit
Created on the former estate of the family of Robert E. Lee’s wife Mary Anna Custis Lee (herself a descendant of Martha Washington), the Arlington National Cemetery contains the remains of more than 245,000 persons, mainly comprised of veterans and military casualties from every military incursion—from the American Revolution to the Iraq War. At the cemetery, make sure to visit the Tomb of Unknowns. Comprised of Yule marble quarried in Colorado, the tomb weighs more than 75 tons. And see the eternal flame that marks the grave of President John F. Kennedy.
Details: Ford's Theatre visit
Ford’s Theatre may not be the best place to visit if you’re in government—not only was Lincoln assassinated here in 1865, but 22 War Department clerks were also killed when the floor collapsed in 1893. Tour the infamous theater and see how John Wilkes Booth crept up behind the president’s private box, shot him point blank, and leapt down to the stage below (breaking his leg in the process).
Details: Potomac River cruise
Famous sites, national monuments and historical stories - experience them all as your cruise captain navigates your boat down the Potomac River for a unique view of the capital city.
Day 4 Goodbye Washington, D.C.
Breakfast
National Archives
Smithsonian Museums visit
Options include the National Air and Space MuseumNational Museum of Natural HistoryNational Museum of American HistoryNational Portrait GalleryNational Museum of the American IndianSmithsonian American Art Museum
Travel home
Details: Smithsonian Museums visit
Choose between visiting the Air & Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the American Indian Museum or the American Art Museum. In a tomb in the Smithsonian Castle lie the remains of John Smithson, an Englishman who left his fortune to the U.S. government in 1829 for the establishment of a museum in his name. (The government was a bit at a loss, given that Smithson had never visited the U.S., had no connections to the U.S., and never told anyone why he was leaving his money to the U.S.) Since then, the Smithsonian Institution has grown into 16 museums, covering everything from art to zoology. See the giant squid and the insect zoo in the National Museum of Natural History, check out the Wright Brothers’ plane in the National Air and Space Museum, or venture with your Tour Director into the further reaches of this world-class institution.

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  • Day 4 Start Civil War battlefields extension
    Breakfast
    Manassas Battlefield visit
    Fredericksburg Battlefield guided walking sightseeing tour
    Dinner
    Day 5 Goodbye Washington, D.C.
    Breakfast
    National Archives
    Smithsonian Museums visit
    Options include the National Air and Space MuseumNational Museum of Natural HistoryNational Museum of American HistoryNational Portrait GalleryNational Museum of the American IndianSmithsonian American Art Museum
    Travel home
    Details: Smithsonian Museums visit
    Choose between visiting the Air & Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the American Indian Museum or the American Art Museum. In a tomb in the Smithsonian Castle lie the remains of John Smithson, an Englishman who left his fortune to the U.S. government in 1829 for the establishment of a museum in his name. (The government was a bit at a loss, given that Smithson had never visited the U.S., had no connections to the U.S., and never told anyone why he was leaving his money to the U.S.) Since then, the Smithsonian Institution has grown into 16 museums, covering everything from art to zoology. See the giant squid and the insect zoo in the National Museum of Natural History, check out the Wright Brothers’ plane in the National Air and Space Museum, or venture with your Tour Director into the further reaches of this world-class institution.
    Map of Gettysburg & Washington DC Educational Student Tour and Trip
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • 4 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
    • Dinner daily (except departure day)
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Overnight security chaperone
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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