DC / Colonial Virginia

 

tour summary

Colonial Williamsburg and Charlottesville offer a perfect historical background and interactive experience to compliment the traditional DC tour. Our DC / Colonial Virginia tour is usually between three (3) and five (5) nights, although each tour is customized to your group’s preferences. 

Your tour may also include a number of historic side trips, such as Baltimore or Philadelphia. You may also enjoy an additional theatre performance, ballgame, performance workshop or other special appointment. Ask your Tour Director / Teacher for the specifics of your tour.

 

sample tour itinerary

Monticello

Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who, after inheriting quite a large amount of land from his father, started building Monticello when he was 26 years old. It's located just outside Charlottesville, Virginial.

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Group travels to Williamsburg

Williamsburg is an independent city in Virginia.

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Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement is a name used by the Commonwealth of Virginia's portion of the historical sites and museums at Jamestown.

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Indian Village

 

The Powhatan Indian village is based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists.

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Old Fort
Replica Ships

Replicas of the Susan Constant and her sisters, the Godspeed and the Discovery, are docked in the James River at Jamestown Settlement (formerly Jamestown Festival Park), adjacent to Historic Jamestowne.

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Colonial Williamsburg

 

Colonial Williamsburg is the private foundation representing the historic district of the city of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

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Capitol

 

In 1705, the first Capitol building in America was built at the eastern end of the Duke of Gloucester Street opposite the College building (Wren Building).

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Gaol (Jail)

Known as the Public Gaol, the building's construction was authorized by an act of August 1701.

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Raliegh Tavern

Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia, gained some fame in the pre-American Revolutionary War Colony of Virginia as a gathering place for the Burgesses after several Royal Governors officially dissolved the House of Burgesses, the elected legislative body, when their actions did not suit the Crown.

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Printer-Bookbinder

Thomas Jefferson's "Ideas on American Freedom" was first printed on Clementina Rind's hand-pulled press.

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Bruton Parish Church

Bruton Parish Church is located in the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg. It was established in 1674 by the consolidation of two previous parishes in the Virginia Colony, and remains an active Episcopal parish.

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Magazine

Magazine is the name for an item or place within which ammunition or other explosive material is stored.

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Craft shops

Some of the best traditional artisans in the country practice their trades at more than twenty Colonial Williamsburg sites.

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Group travels to Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States.

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a great grand-daughter of Martha Washington.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified.

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Changing of the Guards

The guard change is very symbolic, but also conducted in accordance with Army regulations.

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Kennedy gravesites

The John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame is a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Challenger Memorial

The Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial was dedicated on May 20, 1986, in memory of the crew of flight STS-51-L, who died during launch on January 28, 1986.

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Smithsonian Complex

The Smithsonian Institution is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its retail operations, concessions, and licensing activities.

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Natural History Museum

The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States.

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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW.

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National Air & Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet (14,970.9 m2) of exhibition floor space.

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National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History: Kenneth E. Behring Center collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Among the items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and Archie Bunker's chair. 

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World War II Memorial Night Tour

The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.

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Iwo Jima Memorial

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States.

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Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States.

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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Kennedy Center Performing Arts Centre

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, and commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center) is a performing arts center located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in Washington, DC.

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Martin Luther King Junior Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is America's 395th unit in the national park service. The monumental memorial is located at the northwest corner of the Tidal Basin near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, on a sightline linking the Lincoln Memorial to the northwest and the Jefferson Memorial to the southeast. The official address of the monument, 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., commemorates the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.

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National Archives

 

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.

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Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon, located in Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

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US Capitol Building

The United States Capitol, atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, DC, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. Federal Government, completed in the year 1800. 

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US Capitol Supreme Court

From 1800 to 1806, this room served as the Senate Chamber and from 1806 until 1860, the room was used as the Supreme Court Chamber.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.'s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

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