A trip to magnificent Washington DC is not complete without touring the homes and important moments of our past presidents, and there is no shortage of tours that you can take about our presidents in DC!
To learn about our first president George Washington, take the Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour, which guides you through some of the best sights and experiences that DC has to offer, unveiling the history of this region through the eyes of its most distinguished citizen, the first president himself! Examine Washington’s stately home, the Mount Vernon estate, and its outbuildings, slave quarters, kitchen, greenhouse, and four exquisite gardens! Outdoor enthusiasts can also venture onto the Forest Trail, which has some of the most picturesque views the state has to offer, while the four-acre working farm takes you on a walk down memory lane with a meticulously detailed recreation of Washington’s 16-sided trading barn. Also enjoy sights of Christ Church, Old Town Alexandria, Fort Washington, and the Pentagon. Steeped in nostalgia and lush natural beauty, the tour offers you a refreshing getaway form the humdrum of everyday urban life!
Then, take a tour of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s country home, with the Monticello – Thomas Jefferson Country Tour located in Charlottesville, Virginia! This tour takes you on an 11-hour day trip to the University of Virginia, lunch at Michie Tavern, and then to the mountains where the beautiful home of Thomas Jefferson is located. As an autobiographical masterpiece of Jefferson’s life, the home was designed, redesigned, and built by Jefferson for over 40 years. During his lifetime, he even featured his own museum of American natural history, created several different inventions, raised a family, and so much more! The gardens, grounds, and plantation area of the home are unique as well, as they also functioned as a botanical laboratory with hundreds of vegetable and fruit varieties. This enormous plantation, over 5,000 acres, is a center of agriculture and industry!
Of course, you can’t learn more about President Abraham Lincoln than with this Gettysburg Tour of the famous battlegrounds. Travel through picturesque countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where you will enjoy a fully narrated history of the Battle of Gettysburg, a trip to Cemetery Ridge, a tour of George Washington Shriver’s restored home, and a stop near General Pickett’s. This ten-and-a-half-hour tour of the historic battlefield gives a detailed narrated history of the largest battle ever fought on US soil!