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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
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,449

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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Dave Parker
Dave Parker has been leading educational trips to Washington D.C. for nearly 10 years now. His lifelong passion for American history compelled Dave to study history at Wesleyan University before earning his master’s degree in American History from the University of Maryland and a second master’s degree in 19th century American History from Cornell, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. Unsurprisingly, Dave likes to watch historical movies in his spare time.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Drew Spencer
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Anna Patton
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Dave Parker
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Gary Regan
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