Colonial Williamsburg is a great complementary destination to a Washington DC tour. This sample itinerary offers Colonial Williamsburg as the final stop after you’ve seen some of DC’s best.
A walking tour at Arlington includes the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington House, and many notable grave sites, including President John F. Kennedy’s and the eternal flame.
A fascinating walk down the DC street that holds a number of national embassies.
Monuments and Memorials
These amazing sights are one of the main reasons to visit DC. Travelers love the rich detail in the war memorials and the inspiration to reflect while touring the Lincoln, FDR, and Jefferson Memorials.
Decorated exactly as it appeared the night of Lincoln’s assassination, the balcony in Ford’s Theater represents a terrible event in American History.
Here you can view the room where President Lincoln died and the sitting area where Mrs. Lincoln kept her vigil nearby.
A favorite government tour, Capitol Hill can also be personalized by a meeting with your group’s member of congress. The tour includes the National Statuary, historic Senate and Supreme Court Chambers, and the beautiful rotunda.
A self-guided tour here includes busts of past and present chief justices, court proceedings on argument and decision days, and Supreme Court lectures on alternate ones.
Beneath this famous rotunda you can view the most important documents in American History.
Museum of American History
Many artifacts make up the fascinating galleries in this glimpse at American history. The Star Spangled Banner exhibit is a favorite as well as pieces from pop culture, fashion, and home furnishings.
Air & Space Museum
This museum showcases more air and spacecraft than any museum in the world. You’ll be able to see the Spirit of St. Louis, view the Apollo 11 command module, and even walk inside a space station.
You’ll understand immediately why this estate was so beloved by George Washington and his family. You’ll also still feel the hospitality for which it was famous and learn about President Washington’s amazing resourcefulness and innovation.
National Holocaust Memorial Museum
This is one of the most hauntingly beautiful museums in DC, featuring images, literature, video, and artifacts that define a terrible era in world history and inspire us to recognize similar bigotries today and to act. Daniel’s Story is a wonderful exhibit for younger visitors.
Museum of Natural History
This beautiful Smithsonian museum is dedicated to the earth and all we’ve learned about it. Visitors love the mammals, reptiles, tiny creatures, and butterflies. But you’ll also enjoy the gem stones like the famous Hope Diamond.
This working colonial community lets you step back in time, experiencing daily activities, farming, household chores, and business practice just as it progressed in the 18th century.