Day 1 - Calendar House - Washington D.C.
We depart this morning at 7:00am from the Calendar House Senior Center, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, on a journey that takes us into our nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.! This afternoon, we’ll get a chance to stretch our legs and have some free time to visit the Smithsonian. From here we check into our hotel for the next two nights, the Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key Bridge. Dinner is included this evening in the Vantage Point Dining Room overlooking the city of Washington.
Day 2 - Washington D.C.
After breakfast we start the day with a guided tour of Washington. See the WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Wall, FDR Memorial, MLK Jr. Memorial, and so much more! Part of our tour will also include a guided tour of the United States Capitol, a symbol of the American people and their government, the meeting place of the nation’s legislature. The Capitol also houses an important collection of American art, and it is an architectural achievement in its own right. Later this afternoon there will be free time to freshen up at the hotel before dinner.
Day 3 - Washington D.C.
A full breakfast is included this morning followed by a tram tour of Arlington National Cemetery. We will have a chance to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, there are also stops at President John F. Kennedy gravesite, U.S. Coast Guard Memorial, U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing’s gravesite, and the Arlington House (The Robert E. Lee Memorial) just to name a few. This afternoon visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon, which offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits honoring George Washington’s life and legacy. Enjoy a narrated cruise on the Potomac River as we travel back to Alexandria to meet the bus. Dinner this evening is at Theismann’s Restaurant, in Alexandria.
Day 4 - Washington D.C.
After breakfast From breakfast we head into DC to visit the brand new African American History Museum. The 400,000 square foot building will be home to more than 34,000 artifacts including a shawl owned by Harriet Tubman, a travel trunk owned by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, and a plane used to train Tuskegee airman ~ just to name a few. After lunch, on own, we will head home. Estimated return to the Southington area is 8:00 pm.