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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Gary Regan
Gary Regan is a former U.S. Army officer who has worked at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Treasury. Since retiring in the mid-1990s, Gary has volunteered with Washington, D.C.-area organizations devoted to the performing arts and Americans with disabilities, and he is active in men's chorus and is an avid gardener. His expertise is in American history, modern European history, philosophy, French and Spanish.

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

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Gary Regan
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Anna Patton
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