5 or 7 days
Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Richmond
Travel back to a time when America was divided by North and South. Gain a deeper understanding of our history as you follow the paths of Civil War soldiers with visits to national parks and battlefields. Then consider how America has evolved as you explore significant sites and monuments in our nation’s capital.
washington, d.c. and civil war battlefields secondary
  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Arrive in Washington, D.C.

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House
    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument
    • WWII Memorial

    Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:

    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 2: Manassas • Antietam

    Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of the Battle of Bull Run

    Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Visit Antietam National Battlefield, site of the Civil War's deadliest single day

    Travel to Gettysburg

  • Day 3: Gettysburg • Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park

    Visit the Gettysburg Museum, Visitor Center and Cyclorama Experience

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Visit Ford's Theatre and Petersen House

  • Day 4: Washington, D.C.

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon

    • Mansion and grounds
    • Museum and education center
    • George Washington's tomb

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C. • Richmond

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    Visit the National Archives

    Travel to Richmond

  • Day 6: Richmond

    Visit Richmond National Battlefield Park

    • Tredegar Iron Works
    • Cold Harbor Battlefield

    Visit the Museum of the Confederacy and take a tour of the Confederate White House

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Free time in Washington, D.C. (time permitting)

    Depart for home
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  • Day 1: Washington, D.C.

    Arrive in Washington, D.C.

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House
    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument
    • WWII Memorial

    Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:

    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 2: Manassas • Antietam

    Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of the Battle of Bull Run

    Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Visit Antietam National Battlefield, site of the Civil War's deadliest single day

    Travel to Gettysburg

  • Day 3: Gettysburg • Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park

    Visit the Gettysburg Museum, Visitor Center and Cyclorama Experience

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Visit Ford's Theatre and Petersen House

  • Day 4: Washington, D.C.

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon

    • Mansion and grounds
    • Museum and education center
    • George Washington's tomb

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 5: Washington, D.C. • Richmond

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    Visit the National Archives

    Travel to Richmond

  • Day 6: Richmond

    Visit Richmond National Battlefield Park

    • Tredegar Iron Works
    • Cold Harbor Battlefield

    Visit the Museum of the Confederacy and take a tour of the Confederate White House

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Free time in Washington, D.C. (time permitting)

    Depart for home
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  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Professional security guards on watch nightly from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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