Day 1 :
Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
- Arrive in Washington, D.C.:
Meet your WorldStrides CourseLeader and prepare for an action-packed adventure.
- Arlington National Cemetery:
Pay your respects to thehundreds of thousands of brave men and women whosacrificed their lives.
- Iwo Jima Memorial:
Think about the inscription, Uncommonvalor was a common virtue, while you explore this tribute tothe U.S. Marines who died while serving our country.
- Pentagon Memorial:
Visit the memorial honoring the 184victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon.
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 :
Follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers.
Walk the beautiful streets and follow in thefootsteps of many of our Founding Fathers.
- Mount Vernon:
Explore George Washingtons estate, themansion he shared with Martha, and an education center thatshowcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- Smithsonian Institution:
Discover some of the museumsmaking up the Smithsonian Institution, such as the NaturalHistory Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, theNational Gallery of Art, and the American History Museum.
- Jefferson Memorial:
Read some of Jeffersons famous writingsand gain a new respect for the foresight he had while writingthe Declaration of Independence.
- FDR Memorial:
Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached outto the American people during the Great Depression.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial:
Experience D.C.snewest memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist.
Day 3 :
Continue to explore our nation's capital!
- Fords Theatre and Petersen House:
(by appointment) Followthe mystery of Lincolns assassination from Fords Theatre to thenearby house where he died.
- White House:
(picture stop) Take a picture standing in front ofthe most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
- National Archives:
See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, andDeclaration of Independence, and understand how theyimpact our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- Capitol Hill:
Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakersmeet, explore the Visitor Center (by appointment), take in themiles of books at the Library of Congress, and sit on the stepsof the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Lincoln Memorial:
Stand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stoodwhen he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial:
Scan more than 58,000 namesinscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women whowere 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 marchedthrough Koreas rough terrain during the Korean War.
Day 4 :
Reflect and examine.
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Washington Monument:
(picture stop) Snap some photos infront of the worlds tallest stone monument.
- World War II Memorial:
Deepen your appreciation for the 16million who served and 400,000 who lost their lives in battlewhile fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.
- Holocaust Museum:
Experience the Holocaust through theeyes of a child in Daniels Story at this living memorial to thevictims of Nazi Germany.
- Embassy Row:
Ride through this impressive street that is linedwith more than 100 foreign embassies.
- National Zoo:
Come face-to-face with more than 3,500 exoticanimals, including two giant pandas on loan from China.
- Dinner and depart Washington, D.C., for home.:
Please note: Travel time from different parts of the countrymay modify these itineraries. Other available historicdestinations include New York City, Boston, Charlottesville,Philadelphia, and Gettysburg.