OVERVIEW

On the Explore Washington D.C. tour, examine America’s heritage through a Biblical worldview. Your group will visit many well-known sites including Capitol Hill, Times Square, Arlington Cemetery, NYC 9/11 Memorial, DC Memorials, and more! Let your JE Guide connect American History and Biblical themes in this city unlike any other.

ITINERARY

| TOUR PREVIEW |

*Choose from our 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day options! Let us know which option works best for you.

(We recommend the 4-day tour — just enough time to see the sites while having a day to serve in ministry too!)

 

| 3-DAY D.C. TOUR |

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / MEMORIALS

  • After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer to DC
  • Smithsonian Museums and National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK, and FDR
  • Devotions at hotel

DAY 2: CAPITOL HILL / HOLOCAUST MUSEUM OR MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE / WHITE HOUSE / MALL MEMORIES  

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to Capitol Hill: interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon self-guided visit to the Holocaust Museum or Museum of the Bible
  • Afternoon exterior visit to the White House**
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
  • Devotions at hotel

*Congressman meet & greets organized by the group

**Interior tours organized by group w/ Congressman

DAY 3: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY / HOME  

  • Breakfast
  • Morning guided walking tour Arlington National Cemetery – JFK gravesite and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier*
  • Iwo Jima Marine Memorial
  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
  • Group departs for home after a great D.C. trip!

*Wreath layings upon request are organized by JE and dependent upon availability; ANC Trolley available at additional cost

 

| 4-DAY D.C. TOUR |

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / MOUNT VERNON / TIDAL BASIN MEMORIALS

  • After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer to DC
  • Afternoon visit to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home. The group will tour Washington’s mansion, explore the grounds and gardens along the river, and learn about George and Martha at the education center.
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK, and FDR
  • Devotions at hotel

DAY 2: CAPITOL HILL / HOLOCAUST MUSEUM / WHITE HOUSE / MALL MEMORIES

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to Capitol Hill: interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon self-guided visit to the Holocaust Museum
  • Afternoon exterior visit to the White House**
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
  • Devotions at hotel

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

**Interior tours organized by group w/ Congressman

DAY 3: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY / MINISTRY / 9-11 MEMORIAL

  • Breakfast
  • Iwo Jima Marine Memorial
  • Morning guided walking tour Arlington National Cemetery where the group will visit the JFK gravesite and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to see the Changing of the Guard.*  *Wreath layings organized by JE, dependent upon availability; *ANC Trolley available at additional cost
  • Afternoon visit to a local ministry where the group will help either a local homeless ministry or the National Park Service
  • Dinner
  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
  • Devotions at hotel

*Wreath layings upon request are organized by JE and dependent upon availability; ANC Trolley available at additional cost

DAY 4: MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE / SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS / NATIONAL ARCHIVES / HOME  

  • Breakfast
  • Early morning visit to the Museum of the Bible
  • Mid-morning visit to the Smithsonian Museums where your group will have time to visit the Air and Space Museum, American History Museum, and/or the Natural History Museum
  • Next, the group will visit the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and US Constitution
  • Depart for airport and home

 

| 5-DAY D.C. TOUR |

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / MEMORIALS    

  • After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer to DC
  • Smithsonian Museums and National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK, and FDR
  • Devotions at hotel

DAY 2: CAPITOL HILL / HOLOCAUST MUSEUM / WHITE HOUSE / MALL MEMORIALS    

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to Capitol Hill: interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon self-guided visit to the Holocaust Museum
  • Afternoon exterior visit to the White House**
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
  • Devotions at hotel

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

**Interior tours organized by group w/ Congressman

DAY 3: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY / MOUNT VERNON    

  • Breakfast
  • Morning guided walking tour Arlington National Cemetery – JFK gravesite and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier*
  • Iwo Jima Marine Memorial
  • Afternoon visit to Mount Vernon
  • Dinner
  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
  • Devotions at hotel

*Wreath layings upon request are organized by JE and dependent upon availability; ANC Trolley available at additional cost

DAY 4: MINISTRY    

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to a local ministry
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Ford’s Theater
  • Dinner
  • Conclude the day with devotions at hotel

DAY 5: MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE / HOME  

  • Breakfast
  • Early morning visit to the Museum of the Bible
  • Depart for the airport and home

| EXTRAS |

ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES FOR ANY D.C. TOUR

  • Newseum
  • Spy Museum
  • National Zoo
  • Metro ride

STAY LONGER?

  • Add day trips to Gettysburg, Monticello, St. John’s Church – Richmond, Philadelphia!

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WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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