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.
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 visitors center was designed to give visitors a dramatic entrance with a long, black stone walkway marking the flight path of Flight 93.
Visit the picturesque estate of industrialist John Pitcairn, founder of PPG and Westinghouse, located in the historic village of Bryn Athyn. Tour two glorious castles including Pitcairn's stunning residence Carinwood, as well as the magnificent cathedral .
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.
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.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Lake Raystown Resort followed by a narrated luncheon cruise aboard a custom designed Mississippi-style Paddle wheeler. The tour also includes a stop at the Raystown Lake Visitors Center at Seven Points for an historical and environmental look at the area.
Wolf's takes you to the "City of Brotherly Love" where we visit One Liberty Observation Deck for sweeping views and iconic sights as far as the eyes can see from 57 stories up. We end the day at the Museum of the American Revolution for a self-guided experience that begins with the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic.
Hop aboard the Stourbridge Line for a relaxing ride through the northern Pocono region and along the banks of Laxawaxen River, followed by an historical walk through the Dorflinger Glass Museum which consists of the Factory Office building and the Lower Cutting Shop.
Enjoy a day following in the footsteps of Williamsport's wealthy lumber barons whose mansions and churches make up the city's historic Millionaires' Row. Hop aboard the Hiawatha Riverboat, a replica of the vessels that once sailed these waters in the mid 1800's, for a narrated cruise down the Susquehanna River.
We will depart for Oakhurst Grille for lunch prior to our visit to the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright Homes, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Our first home will be Fallingwater, rightfully named for it sits over a waterfall. Following our tour of Fallingwater, we will visit the 2nd home, Kentuck Knob. Kentuck Knob stands just below the crest of a hill and almost appears to be part of the mountain itself.
Experience this trio of enchantment from the exquisite decorations at Hillwood Estate to the extraordinary art and architecture of the National Cathedral and topped off with the colorful beauty of the U.S. Botanic Gardens, holiday cheer abounds in Washington, D.C.
Get into the holiday spirit as our travels take us to Williamsport, PA. Our costumed step-on guide will join us and lead us the rest of the way offering local history, legend and Victorian holiday traditions. We will visit Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm and Rowley House. We will visit the Pennsylvania School of Technology for lunch at Le Jeune Chef. During dessert be entertained with a reading of the holiday short story "A Cup of Christmas Tea".