Washington DC tours are always a favorite for groups. The capital city is exciting for many reasons, including the government structures, monuments, and variety of museums. Take a look at our sample itinerary for a 2-day tour to the Capital, and find out how much you can see in just a little time in DC.
There’s no better introduction to our nation’s capital city than a tour on Capitol Hill. And our version is highly personal. We’ll make arrangements for you to meet your group’s member of congress. It’s a thrilling way to see the Capitol. You’ll love every moment of trivia, the history in every room, and the sense of pride you’ll feel in your right to participate in American government.
Supreme Court Tour
Despite its beautiful, old-world style, the Supreme Court is actually the newest of the the three main government buildings in DC. Until the 1930s the Court was housed within Capitol Hill. There is magnificent detail in every part of the Supreme Court. The tour is self-guided. Exhibits showcase previous and current Supreme Court justices. You can view court proceedings when in session and lectures on alternate days.
Perhaps the most coveted tour in DC, the White House is often requested. Advance reservations are a must, of course, and unfortunately security issues can arise last minute. This tour is once-in-a-lifetime, though, with its impressive design and beautiful decor. If a tour proves impossible, the White House Visitors Center lets you view video, photo galleries, and literature about the famous residence and the families that have lived there.
The monuments and memorials for which its famous are perhaps the biggest reason to visit Washington DC. You’ll love every detail in these amazing sights – from the presidential ones to those dedicated to American heroes of war. At night, they’re beautifully illuminated for an even more inspiring experience.
One of the most beautiful museums in DC, the National Holocaust Museum walks its visitors through a terrible era in world history using photo galleries, literature, film, and amazing artifacts. Daniel’s Story presents the information for younger visitors, its presentation designed by child psychologists and organized in the words from a young boy’s journal. You’ll be fascinated by the history and moved to act.
This is the only place you can view some of the most pivotal documents in American history. The US Constitution and Declaration of Independence are just part of the historical treasure beneath this famous rotunda.
This Smithsonian museum calls itself the most popular museum in the world, and you won’t doubt it when you join the crowds inside. Fortunately, there’s plenty of room as this museum features more air and spacecraft than any other museum. Some of the artifacts are so large, you can even walk inside.
Natural History Museum
Another favorite Smithsonian facility, the Natural History Museum showcases the wonders of the earth – from mammals and reptiles to prehistoric animals, sea creatures, butterflies, gem stones, and more.