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.
Arrive in Jersey City, NJ at Liberty State Park to begin a look back at our country's heritage and history. A ferry will take you to Ellis Island where you can discover what our ancestors encountered when first arriving in the Port of New York at the Immigration Museum. Hop the ferry again to visit the Statue of Liberty which has symbolized freedom and democracy for more than 125 years. Stand on the threshold of where more than 25 million people entered the new world as immigrants.
Today you will cruise from Annapolis, MD to St. Michaels and back. While in St. Michaels, you will enjoy free time to explore this charming little historic town with its boutique and specialty shops, quaint bistros and waterfront restaurants, as well as lovely scenery before returning back to Annapolis by boat.
Today's experience is up to you. Choose to visit the National Zoo which houses 2,700 individual animals of nearly 400 different species including their most famous residents, giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang. If history is more your reason for visiting DC, our Nation's Capital houses a wealth of historical facts, artifacts and interesting stories about famous people. Visit the Museum of Natural History, The Holocaust Museum, or anyone of the Smithsonian museums at your leisure.
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.
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 visitor center was designed to give visitors a dramatic entrance with a long, black stone walkway marking the flight path of Flight 93. Also, visit the Quecreek Mine Site where on July 28, 2002 nine miners were miraculously rescued from 240 feet beneath the earth in a farmer's field outside Somerset, PA.
Celebrate the cultural and culinary traditions in Washington, D.C.'s diplomatic community at the Embassy Winternational Showcase. Experience the bustling global marketplace with each participating embassy promoting their country through food, art and handcrafts. In addition, enjoy the annual D.C. Downtown Holiday Market, the United States Botanic Garden indoor displays and D.C. Temple's Festival of Lights.
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 D.C. Temple Festival of Lights display.