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    Capitol Hill Walking Tour

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    A trip to DC would simply be incomplete without a visit to the seat of our legislative and judicial branches! "Jenkins Hill" was thought to be an ideal location to build our nation's Congress House. And as our government holdings and staff expanded, the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, the Supreme Court Building, and Congressional office buildings were built, too. Enjoy up-close views of these stunning architectural feats as your expert local guide entertains you with stories and facts about the history behind each structure. Learn to appreciate DC in a whole new light, and don't forget to bring your camera!
    Capitol Hill Walking Tour

    299 First St NE, Washington

    • Complete your DC experience with a guided walking tour of Capitol Hill and the nation's most iconic buildings
    • See the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, the Supreme Court Building, and Congressional office buildings
    • Learn the fascinating stories behind each structure from your expert local guide
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    Secrets and Scandals Tour

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    If you've ever thought of history as boring, then this tour is about to change your whole perspective about our country's past! Join this laugh out loud guided walking tour that takes you through the more sordid past of our founding fathers. From inaugurations gone awry, duels, and a first lady who committed bigamy, all the way to curses, love affairs, and the history of the secret service; this tour covers the misadventures, misfortunes and misbehaviors of some of the most notable names in American history. Uncover D.C. mysteries, such as who really saved Washington's portrait from a burning White House, and why the Treasury Building is structured in a way where it blocks the view of the Capitol from the White House. If you're looking for the lighter side of D.C.'s history, this tour is something you absolutely can't afford to miss.
    Secrets and Scandals Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Gain a whole new perspective on our nation's sordid history during this guided walking tour
    • Learn about the misadventures, misfortunes and misbehaviors of D.C.'s most notable characters
    • Hear stories about the secret service, inaugurations gone awry, and a first lady who committed bigamy
    • Follow your expert local guide to uncover the raunchier side of America's past
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    Lincoln Assassination Tour

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    Journey back in time with your expert local guide to learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of the 16th U.S. president has fascinated Americans and foreigners for nearly 150 years. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets, and see the buildings where this great drama played out. Pass by the White House, U.S. Treasury, the site of Vice President Johnson's Hotel, the Star Saloon, and the Ford Theater to relive the tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever.
    Lincoln Assassination Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Take a tour that will let you relive a tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever
    • Experience the mystery, intrigue and conspiracy surrounding the assassination of the 16th U.S. president
    • Follow your expert local guide to the White House, Ford Theater, and other locations where the events played out
    • Learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government
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    Historic Georgetown Tour

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    Georgetown's shady lanes and cobblestone streets reflect a different side of the Capital than what you're probably familiar with. It is Washington's genteel, southern side where Presidents lived when they were just Congressmen, where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top, and where historic churches still offer services. While no visit to a pre-revolutionary town is complete without a few scary stories to give you goose bumps, this Historic Georgetown walking tour focuses on the houses and sites of a town that still invokes the image of refinement and class after 300 years. Enjoy commentary from your expert local guide as you pass by notable locations like the Old Stone House Kennedy Homes, Martin's Tavern, Georgetown University, and Tudor Place Mansion. Explore the diverse architecture and history of this city older than D.C. itself!
    Historic Georgetown Tour

    3051 M St NW, Washington

    • Explore Georgetown's shady lanes and cobblestone streets that reflect a different side of the Capital
    • Enjoy commentary from your expert local guide as you pass by notable locations like the Old Stone House Kennedy Homes
    • See the real locations where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top
    • Hear scary stories about this pre-revolutionary town
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    Small Group National Gallery of Art Tour

    On this small-group art tour limited to six people, see some of the most outstanding works in the history of Western art - works cited repeatedly as the pinnacles of beauty and talent. As you follow your art historian/ expert guide through the National Gallery of Art's West Building in Washington DC, admire everything from 17th-century Dutch and Flemish still lifes and portraits to boxing rings and gritty urban settings created by American realists of the 19th century. The Gallery's West building is home to many famous works of art, such as the only Leonardo da Vinci piece in the Americas - Ginevra de' Benci or Claude Monet's The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil.

    Touring the gallery with an art historian/ expert guide provides you with unique perspectives on the art, as well as an understanding about what it takes to create a national collection and how this collection has evolved over 70 years. Learn about the philanthropy of the arts in the early 20th century, and see portraits of the gallery's earliest benefactors. These generous individuals had vision - the vision to bring to the United States a prominent collection comparable to other national collections at the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London. Decide for yourself if that vision was achieved!
    Small Group National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th and Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC

    • See the National Gallery of Art on a small group tour led by an art historian
    • Enjoy works by artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Jan van Eyck and J.M.W. Turner
    • Find masterpieces and discover hidden gems throughout this wonderful gallery
    • Learn how the collection has evolved during its over 70 year existence
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    Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Tour

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    Just outside of the original city plan drawn up by Pierre L'Enfant, Dupont Circle would become Washington D.C.'s social center. In time, these beautiful structures would attract foreign embassies who helped revive and retain the cultural and social fabric of the area. On this entertaining and enlightening walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle, you'll learn all about the people and forces that have turned this district into one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city and the center of the foreign diplomatic community. As you pass by significant locations such as the Kalorama Neighborhood, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Cosmos Club, and the Society of Cincinnati, your expert local guide will entertain you with stories of wealth, power, intrigue, scandals, curses and political assassinations that have transpired here. Cover the Embassies of Ireland, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Egypt as you take a walk around the figurative world and see the international side of the nation's capital city!
    Embassy Row and Dupont Circle Tour

    Dupont Circle, Washington

    • Enjoy an entertaining and enlightening walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle
    • Learn about those who turned this district into a center for the foreign diplomatic community
    • See the Embassies of Ireland, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Egypt
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    Secrets & Legends Tour

    Join us for a walk through Tragedy Square, better known today as Lafayette Park, just across the street from the White House. Hear stories of murder, affairs, presidential secrets and scandals – all historic, of course. Due to the nature of this tour, it is for adults only. Visit DC tours doesn’t hold back on the gossip and details!
    Secrets & Legends Tour

    Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington

    • Hear about the scandals of Washington DC on this 1.5-hour walking tour
    • You’ll hear stories of murder, affairs and presidential secrets that you never knew before
    • See the nation’s capital in a new way
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    America's Collection: National Gallery of Art Tour

    Now join us for the pledge of allegiance. Please stand and put your hand over your art... You got that right! Your art! The nation's capital is typically thought of as a world of economics and politics -- but it has an artsy side too! Come check out America's Collection of beautiful pieces on this incredible tour! Explore the National Portrait Gallery and weave your way through time and space as you view works from all across the globe. During the tour you'll see works from 13th Century Italy, 17th Century Netherlands, 18th Century France, and much more! Your educated tour guide will shed light on the significance and cultural context of the pieces, and be able to answer any questions you might have. It's time to paint the town -- oh wait, these artists already did!
    America's Collection: National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • Visit the National Portrait Gallery, the nation's own art collection established in 1941
    • Learn about the history of European, Asian, and American art, the development of the nation's art school, and the role of art in American culture
    • Discuss aesthetics and trends in art, and the ideas and concepts portrayed through paintings
    • See paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from all over the world!
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    Gettysburg Battlefield Day Trip

    Gettysburg. Glorious field of battle, or heart-rending calamity? Here's a tour that covers all the right bullet points. Or, musket balls, in this case. Get the goods on the Civil War's bloodiest confrontation over the course of nine hours of educational explorations. Traipse alongside a knowledgeable Civil War guru, and enjoy startling fun facts, deep insights, and friendly repartee. Learn about the legends of the battlefield, the brilliant maneuvers, and the tactical mistakes. Review artifacts at the museum, and walk inside a dazzling cyclorama depicting Gettysburg's final three days. Stroll through fields of battle where thousands of soldiers fell for equality, home and country. Lose yourself in moments of meditation and remembrance. Don't forget to bring a camera. And a hanky.
    Gettysburg Battlefield Day Trip

    436 11th St NW, Washington

    • Explore the Civil War's most famous battlefield with a knowledgeable host
    • Visit the Gettysburg museum, cyclorama, and its famous fronts
    • Enjoy insights into the battles and most prominent figures
    • Treat yourself to a moving, educational, and hassle-free Gettysburg experience
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    The National Mall Tour

    Let's go to the mall today! No, not a shopping mall -- The National Mall! Come learn about the nation's capital and the creation of this historic city! Explore the nation's capital with a museum educator or public historian to give you all of the facts, anecdotes, and stories along the way! You'll walk along the National Mall, learning about the area's rich history as you visit the many white marble sites of the city. You'll even learn about the creation story of the mall, from a sheep pasture to a venue for concerts, events, and protests. Each tour will be tailored to the tour guides specialities and your personal interests, so you will also learn much, much more! Don't miss this district!
    The National Mall Tour

    900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington

    • Visit the Potomac, The Capitol, The Reflecting Pool, and more!
    • Learn about the shaping of the nation's capital, and the history of the landscape
    • Discuss the urban planning of Washington D.C., the many memorials in the district, and much, much more
    • See historical monuments, buildings, and architecture of the nation's most patriotic city!
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