5 or 7 days
Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Richmond
Travel back to a time when America was divided by North and South. Gain a deeper understanding of U.S. history as you follow the paths of Civil War soldiers with visits to national parks and battlefields. Then consider how America has evolved as you explore significant sites and monuments in the country’s capital.
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  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House
    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument
    • WWII Memorial

    Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:

    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 2: Washington • Manassas • Baltimore • Gettysburg

    Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of the Battle of Bull Run 

    Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Visit Antietam National Battlefield, site of the Civil War's deadliest single day 

    Travel to Gettysburg

  • Day 3: Gettysburg • Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park 

    Visit the Gettysburg Museum, Visitor Center and Cyclorama Experience 

    Return to Washington, D.C. 

    Visit Ford's Theatre and Petersen House 

  • Day 4: Washington, D.C.

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites
    • Women in Military Service for America Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon: 

    • Estate and mansion (pending availability)
    • Museum and education center
    • George Washington's tomb

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center:

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court

Add 2 more days

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C. • Richmond

     See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center:

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    Visit the National Archives

    Travel to Richmond

  • Day 6: Richmond

    Visit Richmond National Battlefield Park

    • Tredegar Iron Works
    • Cold Harbor Battlefield

    Visit the American Civil War Museum 

    Take a tour of the White House of the Confederacy 

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C. | Depart for home

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Free time in Washington DC
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  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House
    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument
    • WWII Memorial

    Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:

    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 2: Washington • Manassas • Baltimore • Gettysburg

    Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of the Battle of Bull Run 

    Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Visit Antietam National Battlefield, site of the Civil War's deadliest single day 

    Travel to Gettysburg

  • Day 3: Gettysburg • Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park 

    Visit the Gettysburg Museum, Visitor Center and Cyclorama Experience 

    Return to Washington, D.C. 

    Visit Ford's Theatre and Petersen House 

  • Day 4: Washington, D.C.

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites
    • Women in Military Service for America Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon: 

    • Estate and mansion (pending availability)
    • Museum and education center
    • George Washington's tomb

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center:

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court

Add 2 more days

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C. • Richmond

     See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center:

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    Visit the National Archives

    Travel to Richmond

  • Day 6: Richmond

    Visit Richmond National Battlefield Park

    • Tredegar Iron Works
    • Cold Harbor Battlefield

    Visit the American Civil War Museum 

    Take a tour of the White House of the Confederacy 

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C. | Depart for home

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Free time in Washington DC
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