Washington D.C.
Discover Washington, D.C.: The Best of the Capital
Discover D.C. through expert-led explorations of Capitol Hill, the memorials and topical issues. Plus, enjoy visits to three Smithsonian museums and a live show at a local theater!
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Program No. 2833RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the invigorating environment of America’s capital city with American Civics Center as knowledgeable instructors immerse you in a wide ranging exploration of Washington D.C.’s iconic memorials, eclectic neighborhoods and topical conversations. During meetings with members of Congress (as available) and seminars with D.C. insiders, discuss policy issues and explore vital history. Delight in an introduction to Washington’s vibrant cultural institutions as you venture into the Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, Kennedy Center and attend a live performance at a local theater.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-2 miles per day, including to/from motor coaches; some standing.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain historical insights while visiting Washington’s most treasured monuments and its newest memorials.
  • Explore America’s unique political system on visits to the White House, U.S. Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Visit a working embassy to explore another nation’s identity and their government’s view of America and the wider world.
Featured Expert
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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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Gary Regan
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