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- Day trip from Washington DC to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery
- Great-value, full-day tour in the state of Virginia
- Explore Mount Vernon -- George Washington's plantation home
- Pass by Alexandria’s famous Christ Church, attended by George Washington and Robert E. Lee
- See many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes in Old Town Alexandria
- Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
- Stop for a photo opportunity at the Iwo Jima Memorial
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What You Can Expect
Spend your morning at Mount Vernon – George Washington’s plantation home. During your visit you can tour the Mansion, as well a dozen other original structures, see Washington’s Tomb, and walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes. While at Mount Vernon you will have time to eat lunch (not included).
Next, pass by Old Town Alexandria, the oldest section of Alexandria and its chief historical district. In Virginia you’ll see Christ Church, where famous figures from America’s past like George Washington and Robert E. Lee attended services. You’ll also admire the beautiful 17th- and 18th-century homes that line the quaint streets.
Your next stop is at Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll board the cemetery’s tram that will take you to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You’ll also see the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony and the eternal flame that lights up the gravesite of John F. Kennedy.
After visiting the cemetery you’ll stop for photo opportunities at Iwo Jima Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial and the Air Force Memorial. When you return to DC, drive by some of the city’s famous sights, including Fort Washington, the US Capitol, the National Japanese American Memorial, the statue of Robert Taft, the Mellon Fountain, the East and West wings of the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, the Jefferson Memorial and the Potomac River.
Mt. Vernon Estates
Donald W. Reynolds Museum
& Education Center
Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns
and Changing of the
Iwo Jima Memorial
View From Coach:
Old Town Alexandria
The White House/Ellipse
World War II Memorial
Cherry Trees Tidal Basin
Wonderful as well as informational!
The tour was great! We loved Mount Vernon and even though we were there until noon, we could have stayed longer. Also, we visited Arlington Cemetery and got to see the changing of the guards, which was very moving. This was really a great tour!