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Arlington National CemeteryU.S. CapitolThe Smithsonian MuseumMount VernonLincoln and Jefferson Memorial
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
  • Arrive in Washington, D.C. Meet your WorldStrides Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure.
  • Lunch
  • Arlington National Cemetery Pay your respects to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who sacrificed their lives.
  • Iwo Jima Memorial Think about the inscription, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” while you explore this tribute to the U.S. Marines who died while serving our country.
  • Dinner
  • Pentagon Memorial Visit the memorial honoring the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers.
  • Breakfast
  • Alexandria Walk the beautiful streets 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.
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Jefferson Memorial Read some of Jefferson’s famous writings 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.
Day 3 Continue to explore our nation's capital!
  • Breakfast
  • 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.
  • White House (picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of the most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Lincoln Memorial 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 marched through Korea’s rough terrain during the Korean War.
Day 4 Reflect and examine.
  • Breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Washington Monument (picture stop) Snap some photos in front of the world’s tallest stone monument.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lunch
  • Embassy Row Ride through this impressive street that is lined with more than 100 foreign embassies.
  • National Zoo Come face-to-face with more than 3,500 exotic animals, 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 country may modify these itineraries. Other available historic destinations include New York City, Boston, Charlottesville, Philadelphia, and Gettysburg.

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