Washington D.C.
Monumental D.C.
Explore Washington D.C. with experts and learn the stories behind the monuments, memorials and historic sites that pay testament to our national identity.
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Program No. 12392RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

The capital of the United States is truly “monumental” as you’ll discover in this exciting experiential learning program with American Civics Center. Explore major monuments, memorials, museums and historic sites on and off the National Mall. Through seminars with memorial founders and policy experts, learn what Washington’s monuments tell about those who created them, the people and events they memorialize, their eras and how our nation’s sons and daughters are remembered. Daily discussions and field trips provide keen insights into historic and current issues.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 2-3 miles per day during field trips over level terrain; extended standing. Monuments accessible by elevator.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into George Washington's life as a pioneering farmer, businessman, fearless soldier and leader at Mount Vernon.
  • Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery and visit the grave of President John F. Kennedy.
  • Enjoy an introduction to the vibrant Washington, D.C. cultural and dining scene.
Featured Expert
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Katherine Somerville
Katherine Somerville developed her love for American history at a young age during her numerous family outings to national monuments, battlefields and museums, which proved to be an educational and inspirational force in her life. Unsurprisingly, Katherine went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science and French and a master’s degree in museum studies. She taught French and Spanish for six years before joining the American Civics Centers staff to work on programs at Washington D.C.’s historic Octagon House.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Anna Patton
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Gary Regan
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Katherine Somerville
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