Washington D.C.

The Capital’s Classics: Hotspots of D.C. With Your Grandchild

Learn who George Washington really was and find out what spies really do, as you explore the curiosities of our capital with your grandchild. Visit Mount Vernon, a spy museum and more!
Rating (5)
Program No. 14802RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,399 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

What kind of secret gadgets do real spies use? Who decides what events become news? Why did George Washington wear a wig? Every question is a good question on this inquisitive adventure in Washington D.C. Spark your grandchild’s curiosity and help them learn what it means to be an American as you explore interactive exhibits at Smithsonian museums, visit world-famous monuments and more!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See larger-than-life flying machines like a Concorde and the Discovery Space Shuttle at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center.
  • See the lunch counter from the Greensboro civil rights sit-in and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the The Wizard of Oz at the National Museum of American History and explore the origins of our planet and ourselves at the National Museum of Natural History.
  • The face on your dollar bills comes to life as you follow in George Washington’s footsteps at his home, Mount Vernon.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 11-13. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "The Capital’s Classics: Hotspots of D.C. With Your Family" (#20969)!
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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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