Start off with your guide exploring the world-class monuments dedicated to notable figures including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln at the National Mall. Learn about their stories as well as the history behind the many wars immortalized around the National Mall, including World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. You might even catch a glimpse of the president and first lady while passing by the White House.
Next, visit some of the most important places in DC, including the stunning exteriors of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and Capitol Hill. Go inside the Thomas Jefferson library and check out a real Gutenberg Bible. Learn about the judicial system at the Museum of the Supreme Court, and maybe get a peek inside the actual courtroom. This tour will allow you to see most of the major sights all in one day. Your guide will end the tour providing access passes (and information about security protocols) for the visitor’s galleries of the current chambers for the House of Representatives and or the Senate, to be seen at your leisure.
Highlights generally include:
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial (the Wall)
Korean Veteran’s Memorial
World War II Memorial
Views of the White House Exterior of the Capitol
Exterior of the Supreme Court
Museum of the Supreme Court
Possible viewing of the Courtroom
View of the Main Reading Room of Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson’s library
Statue of Freedom
Possible tickets to Capitol interior tour