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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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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Gary Regan
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Brendan Quinn
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Anna Patton
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