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Sightseeing Tours In and Around Washington, D.C.

National History Day has partnered with New Century Tours to provide students, parents, and teachers the best educational travel opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Tours Available from New Century Tours During The NHD Contest Illumination Tour of Washington, D.C (a spectacular way to spend an evening)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 7:00pm-11:00pm

Experience our Nation's renowned memorials and monuments during a spectacular guided Illumination Tour, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, WWII and more! Also, get a view of the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol, and the White House too! The beauty and history of our Nation's Capital will come alive during this magnificent tour.



Washington, D.C. (a patriotic way to spend the day)

Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, June 17, 2008, 8:00am-5:00pm

We invite you to discover the historical treasures that our Nation's Capital has to offer. Experience the vast collection of famous sites including Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian Museums where art, natural history, space exploration and American history is on display. Visit Ford's Theatre, a working theatre and historical monument where Lincoln was shot. Take a driving tour of Capitol Hill, the largest residential historical community in the District, and view the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol Building.



Washington, DC full day tour combined with a Night Illumination Tour (a once in a lifetime experience)

Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:30am-9:30pm

How often do you get to be so close to our great nations Capital? Let's take a full day and combine the above two sightseeing options to discover why Washington, DC is truly the greatest city in the WORLD! This head spinning tour will certainly prove to be one of your most educational and exciting events of the year!



Philadelphia, PA (a terrific history rich city to study, visit, live & work)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 7:00am-7:30pm

Join our adventure to Historic Philadelphia. The "City of Brotherly Love" has many history rich sights, including the Liberty Bell Pavilion, Declaration House, Carpenter's Hall, Library Hall, and Independence Hall as well as the houses of Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin and much more! The state-of-the-art National Constitution Center is a definite must see. Also, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is the only monument dedicated to honor the memories of unknown Revolutionary War soldiers.



Gettysburg, PA & Baltimore, MD (discover history first-hand what your textbooks merely describe)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 7:30am-4:00pm

The first three days of July 1863 turned the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania into a national landmark. Join us in visiting the Battle of Gettysburg, the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War. Then, we'll head only 50 miles east to enjoy the sites, sounds, and cuisine in America's oldest seaport, beautiful Baltimore Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay. Thereafter, ending our journey at Ft. McHenry, the birthplace of our great National Anthem.


Visit the New Century Tours (NCT) Website to sign up for tours, arrange travel to Washington, DC or find out about all inclusive packages. You can also call NCT or call 800.328.1099 and ask for the NHD Department.


The program students will receive when they check in offers great ideas for things to do around the D.C. area. Information about recreational opportunities on campus will also be provided when you arrive.


For additional information on Washington D.C. contact the city's Office of Convention and Tourism at (202) 789-7000 or visit their website for additional information.
   

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