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Washington DC Colonial Sites

By Viator, June 2014

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The Battle of Gettysburg, the architecture of Thomas Jefferson, General Washington’s mausoleum; it would be a shame to visit DC and miss out on all the surrounding area has to offer. Consider portioning some of your time in this historical city to its gorgeous countryside and impressive areas of interest.

A short day trip away from DC is a beautiful expanse of Pennsylvanian land known as Gettysburg. Aside from pointing-out where how the battle developed and where Lincoln gave his famous speech, your tour guide can offer you an encyclopedic knowledge of the notorious battlefield and the notable aspects of its surrounding landscape, including information on the home of George Washington Shriver and the bloody site where Confederate sharpshooters were killed.

Mt. Vernon, home of America’s first president and general of the Continental Army, is located in picturesque Virginia. The 500-acre former plantation is a wealth of information about the life and times of George Washington and the early shaping of the nation. Along the way, you’ll stop is the seaport town of Old Alexandria where there’s good shopping to be had, visit Fort Washington, and see the famous Pentagon.

Another beautiful day trip from DC is a visit to the mountainside plantation of inventor, architect, musician, artist, and one-time President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson in Monticello. Along this tour, you will explore famous homes, battlefields, and architectural masterpieces of the Civil War era. Snuggled in the Virginian mountains, this beautiful wealth of history and information about one of America’s greatest heroes has been described by Budget Traveler as ‘one of eight destinations any American should visit.’ Don’t miss it!

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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour, Washington DC, null
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 368 Reviews

See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour, Washington DC, Bus & ... 
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Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 238 Reviews

Take a full-day tour from Washington DC to Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery, two of Virginia’s most popular attractions! On this great-value day ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99
Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington DC, Day Trips
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

4.5 star rating: Recommended 286 Reviews

Witness the site of the largest battle ever fought on US soil on this day trip from Washington DC to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Relax on a picturesque drive ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.14
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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Day Trips
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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

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Veer from the standard Washington, DC, tourist path with this insightful 6.5-hour Mount Vernon cruise and tour. Your Mount Vernon boat tour kicks off with a ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.91
Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington DC, Day Cruises
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Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC

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Travel from Washington DC to Charlottesville, Virginia, to explore Monticello, the home of President Thomas Jefferson. On this full-day tour, learn all about ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.99
Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 104 Reviews

Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour of Mount Vernon, Washington’s home of more than 40 years. ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99
Colonial Williamsburg Admission, Washington DC, Day Trips
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Get an in-depth experience of colonial America and the Revolutionary War when you delve into Colonial Williamsburg's interactive world. Visit colonial-era ...  Read more

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Duration: Varies

From USD $40.99
Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour

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Witness landmarks and monuments relating to the Battle of Gettysburg on this guided bus tour of the carefully restored battlefield. Hear your knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria from Washington DC, Washington ... 
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Independent Half-Day Trip to Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria from Washington DC

4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 Reviews

Take a convenient half-day trip from Washington DC to Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington. Listen to your driver share historical facts and ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.99

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