20744
Washington D.C.
Signature City Washington, D.C.
Gain a deeper understanding of the nation’s capital, uncovering D.C.’s hidden landmarks, iconography, vibrant history and strange legends alongside both historians and local experts.
Rating (4.87)
Program No. 20744RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499
Getting There
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At a Glance

Go beyond the monuments and memorials to discover the most fascinating aspects of Washington’s rich history and dynamic culture. Learn about the gargoyles perched on the Washington National Cathedral, walk in the footsteps of Lincoln and his assassin at Ford's Theatre and hear tales of D.C.'s most notable and eccentric residents as you wind through the mansions and foreign embassies of Georgetown.
Activity Level
Active
Walking two miles daily, some standing and uneven surfaces.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the iconography of the nation’s most treasured monuments, and delve deep into the history of the United States Capitol as you explore the Capitol Rotunda, Statuary Hall and Crypt.
  • Go behind the scenes at the Kennedy Center, learn about the many extraordinary gifts from the governments of more than 60 countries that make this a truly international destination.
  • From famous landmarks to city history, uncover D.C.’s Masonic symbolism with local experts.
Featured Expert
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Gayle Felix
Gayle Felix began leading educational adventures for Road Scholar in 2015 and she is loving every moment of it! Graduating from Boston University with a history degree, Gayle has enjoyed sharing her interest of Boston’s history as well as discovering new places with Road Scholar participants. Gayle has an extensive background with Boston history as she has led explorations for Boston-By-Foot, taught an adult education course on Boston’s history, and lectured for organizations including Daughters of the American Revolution and Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Gayle Felix
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