There is no better day spent than taking a step into the past to remember and relive some of the most historical events and figures of all time. From vintage mansions, eye-opening musuems and memorials, to historical battle grounds, your inner curiosity beckons for a trip back in time.
Hop aboard the Stourbridge Line for a relaxing ride through the northern Pocono region and along the banks of Laxawaxen River, followed by a historical walk through the Dorflinger Glass Museum which consists of the Factory Office building and the Lower Cutting Shop.
Arrive in Jersey City, NJ at Liberty State Park to begin a look back at our country’s heritage and history. After boarding the ferry, our first stop will be at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. During your self-guided tour you will have the opportunity to discover what our ancestors went through as they entered the Port of New York and Ellis Island.
Today, our travels take us to the magnificent Mount Vernon Estate to mingle with dozens of colonial attired artisans demonstrating their 18th-century crafts and selling traditional wares such as baskets, wood carvings, tin and ironwork, as well as leather working, furniture and more. Food vendors will also have colonial-inspired fare to purchase for lunch on your own while you enjoy colonial music and family fun.
The famous Smithsonian Institution complex, with more than a dozen museums on and around the National Mall. With everything from art masterpieces to pop-culture icons, the Smithsonian offers great family fun. This tour also does a stop at the National Zoo which is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is home to more than 2,000 animals. Spend the day wandering the zoo and see huge gorillas and scary crocodiles to majestic eagles and rare pandas.
Strangers, friends and family, let us come together as one to honor the nearly 3,000 victims that lost their lives, and those who risked their own lives to save others, in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 by visiting The National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Arrive at the Flight 93 National Memorial including both the Memorial Plaza with the Wall of Names of the Heroes of Flight 93 and the Visitor Center, dedicated on September 10, 2015. The new visitor center was designed to give visitors a dramatic entrance with a long, black stone walkway marking the flight path of Flight 93.
See the city in a different light as we travel through the illuminated capital at night. Hear historical tales about the fascinating history of Washington D.C. as you ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled. Along the way, we will make a stop at the National Christmas Tree including the "Pathway of Peace," decorated trees representing all 50 states and a stop at the Mormon Temple Festival of Lights.