Washington D.C.

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

Learn who George Washington really was and find out what spies really do, as you explore the curiosities of our capital with your family. Visit Mount Vernon, a spy museum and more!
Rating (5)
Program No. 20969RJ
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 family’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.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

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.
  • Learn how journalism and the first amendment have shaped our history and the challenges that faced reporters on September 11 at the Newseum.
  • The face on your dollar bills comes to life as you follow in George Washington’s footsteps at his home, Mount Vernon.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 11 and up. For a comparable intergenerational adventure for just grandparents and grandchildren, check out "The Capital’s Classics: Hotspots of D.C. With Your Grandchild" (#14802)!
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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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