in Washington, DC
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A Tour De Force: Guided Tours of Washington
Walking tours would be great if weren't for all that walking. Luckily, there's A Tour De Force: Guided Tours of Washington to the rescue! See some of the city's most popular sites like the White House, the US Capitol and the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials, all from the comfort of a segway cycle. You'll be supplied with a helmet and segway scooter as well as all the information you need to truly absorb and appreciate the incredible sites that make Washington such a vital place in so many ways. And, you'll see it all without tiring out your feet!
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
14th and C Streets SW
Washington, DC 20228 Directions
Want to know where all the money comes from? Then get set to find out on one of Washington, DC's most popular tours when you visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Some of the exhibits include bills that are no longer in circulation, counterfeit money and a staggering $100,000 bill, along with a presentation of how money is produced and printed. In keeping with fiscal responsibility, the tour is actually free but during peak summer months, admission tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
10209 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22030 Directions
Considering how much history there is in Washington and its surrounding areas, taking a walking tour will get you even closer to these venues and help you gain an even deeper insight to the lives of the people that shaped history. The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center schedules various informative and detailed guided walking tours of historic Fairfax. Some of the highlights along the way include a handful of the city's oldest structures like the Gunnell House that dates back to 1830, the Old Fairfax Jail that originated back in 1891 and the Moore House that was originally constructed in 1840.
511 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 Directions
Ford's Theatre has a built-in drama all its own. This is where John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln, and that unsettling episode still resonates in the structure today. Take a tour that retraces the incident, and you can also get a look at some of the interesting backstage areas. And if you are visiting for a performance, the excellent acoustics and inviting seating arrangement will ensure that whether you are watching a play or a musical production, the entertainment takes on a deeper significance when you consider that you are sitting within some truly historic walls.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Dr
Alexandria, VA 22301 Directions
Everyone has heard of George Washington, our first President, but how many people can actually say that they knew what he was like? You can be one of those who have gotten a look at some of George's personal life when you tour the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The man is memorialized quite fittingly with the impressive statue that greets you when you arrive at this story-filled building. This lodge replicates what the lodge looked like back in Washington's time here in the appropriately named Replica Room. There are several exhibits that reveal little-known facts about the man's career, life and legacy. Also, don't miss the ninth-floor observatory that gives you a chance to take in a truly amazing panoramic view of the city.
Spirit of Washington Cruises
580 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024 Directions
When you've walked through some of Washington, DC's most famous historical places, what is there left to do? Take a cruise and enjoy the view! That's exactly what you can do when you experience the Spirit of Washington Cruises. Cruise on the Potomac River and not only enjoy live entertainment and dancing, but have the luxury of taking in the city's incredible scenery from a completely different vantage point. Some of the many highlights on the cruise include the Washington Monument, Fort McNair, Jones Point Light House, and Old Town Alexandria. While the night cruises are nothing less than spectacular, there are day trips available as well. Reservations are highly recommended.
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