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Washington DC Colonial Sites

By Viator, April 2018

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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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Colonial Williamsburg Admission, Williamsburg, null
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 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: Flexible

From USD $40.99
Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour, Gettysburg, Attraction Tickets
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Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

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 $35.00
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Guided Tour of Washington DC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 244 Reviews

Explore Washington DC’s top landmarks and monuments on a 3- or 6-hour tour by deluxe coach with full narration from an expert guide throughout the tour. Stop ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.00
Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington DC, City Tours
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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 163 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
Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

4.5 star rating: Recommended 332 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 $150.00
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour is a safe and enjoyable cycling trip of the most popular sights of Washington. Sites you will see include the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour, Washington DC, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 441 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 $74.00
Washington DC Twilight Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC Twilight Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

Join this open-air, London style double-decker bus tour that allows you to see America's Capital City when she's at her most beautiful: by twilight! On this ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Night Tours
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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit 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 $54.14
Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour, Washington DC, Day Cruises
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Discover the major points of interest in Washington, DC on this guided, 7-hour, sightseeing tour. This small-group bus tour visits many of the famous monuments ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00

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