Presidential Inauguration
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2017 Presidential Inauguration + Williamsburg

Witness history taking place before your very eyes. The Presidential Inauguration, historic in every sense of the word, is a culmination of democracy that every citizen should experience. No event opens minds to the history of our country and the future of our nation more than the swearing in of our Commander-in-Chief. Join us in Washington, D.C., a government—for the people, by the people—in action. You’ll also step back in time and experience true colonial life in Williamsburg, Virginia, a 200-year-old fully-functioning restored town.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
  • Arrive in Washington, D.C. Meet your WorldStrides representative and begin your once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • White House (picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of the most recognizable symbol of the Presidency.
  • Arlington National Cemetery Pay your respects to the hundreds of thousands of brave women and men who sacrificed their lives. Experience the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, view the Kennedy Gravesites, and pay your respects at the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.
  • Iwo Jima Memorial A tribute to all U.S. Marines based on the famous WWII photo by Joe Rosenthal.
  • Depart for Williamsburg
  • Dinner
  • Evening Program* *May vary depending on group's interest. Example: Storyteller—Experience 18th century African American stories while participating in a dynamic performance with costumed interpreters.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Experience Colonial Life!
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel check-out
  • Jamestown Settlement (guided tour) View a replica of the original site where those three famous ships landed in 1607. You'll also see Powhatan Indian Village, James Fort, and the Museum.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Experience different aspects of colonial life and meet people of the past—a wigmaker, blacksmith, tinsmith, or apothecary!
  • Dinner
  • Depart for Washington, D.C. Description
  • Hotel check-in
Day 3 Inauguration Day
  • Breakfast
  • Inaugural Events Oath of Office
  • Presidential Inaugural Address
  • Inaugural Parade
  • Dinner
  • Return to Hotel
Day 4 Explore our Nation's Capital
  • Breakfast
  • Capitol Hill Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakers meet, explore the Visitor Center (by appointment), take in the miles of books at the Library of Congress, and sit on the steps of the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • National Archives See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence, and understand how they impact our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
  • World War II Memorial Deepen your appreciation for the 16 million who served and 400,000 who lost their lives in battle while fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.
  • Washington Monument (picture stop) Snap some photos in front of the world’s tallest stone monument.
  • Jefferson Memorial Dedicated to our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence.
  • FDR Memorial Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached out to the American people during the Great Depression.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Experience D.C.’s newest memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist.
  • Dinner
  • Student Inaugural Dance and Social Enjoy an exclusive student celebration with music, dancing, and refreshments.
  • Return to Hotel
Day 5 Continue to see Washington, D.C.!
  • Hotel check-out
  • Ford's Theatre and Petersen House (by appointment) Follow the mystery of President Lincoln's last day from Ford's Theatre where he was shot to the nearby house where he later died on that fateful day.
  • Lincoln Memorial In remembrance of former President Abraham Lincoln and the great nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War.
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial Tribute to the men and women who defended South Korea in the Korean War.
  • Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Dedicated to the more than 58,000 men and women killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
  • Smithsonian Institution Discover some of the museums making up the Smithsonian Institution, such as the Natural History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American History Museum.
  • Dinner
  • Depart Washington D.C. for Home

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