Christian Discoveries - Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg
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Christian Discoveries – Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg

Trace our nation’s foundation of faith

Faith, history, and education come together in Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg. Students grow in their personal faith while exploring the roots of our country. While visiting Williamsburg and D.C., students discuss how faith played a role in the founding of our country. Devotionals, prayer time, and scripture are integrated into this educational Christian travel program to ensure that students have a unique and spiritually rewarding experience while learning about our nation’s history and culture.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to the Historic East Coast!
  • Arrive in Washington, D.C. Meet your Christian Discoveries Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in our nation’s capital.
  • Orientation † Discuss God’s hand in America’s history and the role of people of faith in our country. Chat about the separation of church and state and its effects on our society.
  • Dinner
  • Travel to Williamsburg, VA, and Hotel Check-In
  • Evening Program** Take a walking tour of this colonial town after dark. Explore all aspects of colonial life including music, politics, fashion, and food.
Day 2 Explore Williamsburg and More!
  • Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out † Morning Devotional
  • Jamestown Settlement Explore replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Learn about the colonists in a recreated 17th-century fort and watch historical interpreters at a Powhatan Indian Village.
  • Lunch
  • Colonial Williamsburg Experience 18th-century colonial life as you explore the Revolutionary City and meet people of the past such as wigmakers, blacksmiths, tinsmiths, and an apothecary.
  • Dinner
  • Return to Washington, D.C., and Hotel Check-In
Day 3 Walk in the Footsteps of Our Founding Fathers
  • Breakfast † Morning Devotional
  • Alexandria Walk the beautiful streets of Old Town Alexandria and follow in the footsteps of many of our Founding Fathers.
  • Mount Vernon Explore George Washington’s estate, the mansion he shared with Martha, and an education center that showcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
  • † Devotional Discussion: The faith of our Founding Fathers
  • Lunch
  • Holocaust Museum Experience the Holocaust through the eyes of a child in “Daniel’s Story,” at this living memorial to the victims of Nazi Germany.
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Jefferson Memorial Read some of Jefferson’s famous writings on the walls of this great memorial and gain a new respect for the foresight he had while writing 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.
  • † Devotional Discussion: Reflect on the cost of freedom
Day 4 Reflect and Consider our Nation's History
  • Breakfast † Morning Devotional
  • Arlington National Cemetery Pay your respects to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. During the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reflect on the true meaning of sacrifice while Taps is played to honor the fallen soldiers.
  • † Devotional Discussion: Learn from the sacrifices of others
  • Iwo Jima Memorial Think about the inscription on the statue’s base, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” while you explore this tribute to the U.S. Marines who died while serving our country.
  • Pentagon Memorial Visit the outdoor installation honoring the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon.
  • Lunch
  • 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.
  • † Devotional Discussion: Explore the Christian foundations of our nation’s government
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Lincoln Memorial Contemplate Lincoln’s achievements and stand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stood when he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scan more than 58,000 names inscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women who were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial Walk among 19 statues, each depicting a soldier in realistic garb, as they march through Korea’s rough terrain during the Korean War.
Day 5 Continue to Explore Washington, D.C.
  • Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out † Morning Devotional
  • White House (picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of the most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
  • † Devotional: Pray for the president
  • Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House (by appointment) Follow the mystery of Lincoln’s assassination from Ford’s Theatre to the nearby house where he died.
  • Lunch
  • Smithsonian Institution Discover some of the museums making up the Smithsonian Institution, such as the National History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American History Museum.
  • † Closing Discussion: What part will you play in God’s plan for our nation’s future?
  • Dinner and depart Washington, D.C., for home. Please note: Travel time from different parts of the country may modify this itinerary. Prices vary depending on departure city and duration of program. *Itineraries may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.

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