Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C.: A Capital Family Adventure
From learning who George Washington really was to what spies really do, see our capital in a special way as you enjoy visits to Mount Vernon, the Spy Museum and the Smithsonian museums.
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Program No. 20969RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From learning who George Washington really was to what spies really do, see our nation's capital in a special way. Enjoy workshops and activities at Mount Vernon, the International Spy Museum and the Smithsonian Institution's American history and natural history museums. As you explore great memorials and monuments, help your family learn what it means to be an American.
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 ...

  • Learn how journalism and the first amendment have shaped our history at the Newseum.
  • Spend an afternoon at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center, home to many of America's largest contributions to flight.
  • See some of our nation’s most notable landmarks on field trips to the U.S. Capitol building, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.

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 program #14802!
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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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