Day 1 :
Welcome to the historic East Coast!
Meet your Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in our nation's capital.
- Arlington National Cemetery:
Pay your respects to thehundreds of thousands of brave men and women whosacrificed their lives.
- 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.
- 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. Take an eerie ghost tour to learn about some of the town's oldest ghost tales.
- Mount Vernon:
Explore George Washingtons estate, themansion he shared with Martha, and an education center thatshowcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- Washington Monument:
(picture stop) Snap some photos infront of the worlds tallest stone monument.
- Smithsonian Institution:
Explore incredible museums, suchas the National History Museum, the National Air and SpaceMuseum, the National Gallery of Art, and the AmericanHistory Museum.
- Jefferson Memorial:
Read some of Jeffersons famouswritings and gain a new respect for the foresight he had whilewriting the 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 thismemorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist. Commemorate King's work by reading some of his most famous sayings on the 450-foot Inscription Wall.
Day 3 :
Continue exploring 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.
- 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.
- National Archives:
See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, andDeclaration of Independence, and understand how they impactour lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- 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.
- 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.
Day 4 :
Onward to NYC!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Depart for New York City:
- Lunch en route:
- Rockefeller Center:
Step into the worlds largest privately-owned business and entertainmentcomplex. You'll never forget the magical view of Manhattan from 70 stories up at Top of the Rock.
- St. Patricks Cathedral:
Take in the beauty of one of the largest gothic-style Catholic churches in the UnitedStates.
- Fifth Avenue Walk:
Experience Manhattan at its most glamorous with high-end boutiques, chicdepartment stores, and student favorites like the Apple Store and Tiffany & Co.
- Central Park:
Enjoy this 840-acre oasis in the midst of the busy city, which features the Carousel,Strawberry Fields, and the Great Lawn.
- Times Square:
Known as the "crossroads of the world," Times Square is famous for its huge buildings, bright lights, and unique shopping.
- Broadway Show:
Take time out for a Broadway Show. No matter which performance you end up seeing, it's sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 5 :
NYC and More!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Statue of Liberty:
Ride the subway to Lower Manhattan and take a ferry to Liberty Island, whereyou will visit this landmark monument to freedom that greets newcomers to New York Harbor.
- Ellis Island:
Experience the immigration museum on the historic site of Americas primarygateway for millions of immigrants. See the more than 700,000 names listed on the Wall of Valor,and even research your ancestors by accessing passenger records in the museums interactivehistory center.
- Wall Street and the Financial District:
Visit Americas financial center, home to the New YorkStock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and FederalHall.
- National 9/11 Memorial:
Reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
- Depart New York City for home.:
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