Days One and Two, September 23 and 24. Meet hosts Paul and Karen Warner at the BWI airport. We will board motor coach in Baltimore and travel to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the birth place of our National Anthem. Our visit there will be an emotional start to our tour as our patriotic feelings will be deepened with the presentation at the Fort. We will then travel on to Gettysburg where we will spend 2 nights at our hotel. The next day will be spent at Gettysburg National Military Park and Dwight D. Eisenhower home and farm. We will be able to explore the museum, visitor Center and battlegrounds of Gettysburg where the Union was saved and stand on ground where thousands gave their lives. Later in the day we will take a short trip to the Eisenhower farm to view the President’s home that gives insight into their down to earth lifestyle. That evening we will enjoy the quaint town of Gettysburg.
Day Three, September 25. After breakfast at the hotel we will travel to Harper’s Ferry, with a short stop at Antietam, where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers join. Thomas Jefferson said it was worth a trip from Europe just to see the beauty of Harper’s Ferry. We will stroll the streets and visit the shops while taking a step back in time. We then move on to the Manassas National Battlefield Park to review the two Bull Run battles. The Henry Hill Visitor’s Center on site contains interesting Civil War information. We will conclude the day by traveling to Fredericksburg for a 2 night stay.
Day Four, September 26. We will spend the day in the area known as the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park where four major Civil War battles took place and the area changed hands between the Union and Confederacy 7 times during the War. Over 100,000 lost their lives here during the 4 years of the war. It is also the place where Washington called “the place of my growing infancy” and the Cherry tree legend originated.
Day Five, September 27. We head north toward Washington DC and stop at Mount Vernon where we will be inspired by the home of George and Martha plus the great museum and educational center on site. The mansion has been restored to appear as it was the last year of Washington’s life. We will also see the grounds and out buildings plus his tomb. We finish the day with a short trip into Washington DC where we will visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Vietnam and Korean memorials. We then stay in the DC area for the last 3 nights.
Days Six, Seven and Eight September 28, 29, 30. During our time in DC we will have options to visit the following before leaving for home on the 30th in the early afternoon: Washington & WWII memorials: Smithsonian museums which includes the Holocaust museum; The Capitol; Library of Congress; National Cathedral; Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guard; Ford Theater; and the spy museum. If time permits, and depending on the airport we depart from, we may be able to visit the US. Naval Academy.
|Land Only Tour Cost||$1,226||$1,521|
Prices are per person and include: Deluxe motorcoach, 7 nights hotel, daily breakfast, group dinner, taxes, fees, gratuities, during travel insurance, admission fees as noted, hosts Paul & Karen Warner, and much more.
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