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Tour Washington, DC! Bring you family, friends, class or other group on one of DC’s best tours. Let us help you with your group travel planning with suggestions on the best places to tour. When staying in Fairfax County you'll have access to some of the nation's finest attractions and tours. Below you will find a list of 25 unique tours that are within easy driving distance from Washington, DC. This is only a sampling of what your group can experience so please contact us for other suggestions.
1. George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens -
The most popular historic estate in America is waiting for you in southern Fairfax County.
2. National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -
This museum experience like no other is a gleaming structure the length of 3 football fields and 10 stories high filled with fascinating artifacts and spacecraft.
3. Tysons Corner Shopping District -
Considered by some to be the "Rodeo Drive of the East Coast", internationally known Tysons Corner offers approximately 500 stores all within walking distance of each other.
4. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts -
The only national park in America dedicated solely to the Performing Arts.
5. An historic city (Fairfax, Herndon, Clifton) -
Our quaint cities offer a view of the past with fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment.
6. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site -
At the home of Frederick Douglass visitors will learn more about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for Human Rights, Equal Rights and Civil Rights for all oppressed people.
7. Smithsonian National Museum of African Art -
This museum is devoted to the collection, study and exhibition of African art. The National Museum of African Art celebrates the rich visual traditions and extraordinarily diverse cultures of Africa.
8. The National Mall in Washington D.C. -
Museums, monuments and history all come together at one of America's most visited locations.
9. The Capitol Building in Washington D.C. -
Home to the legislative branch of American politics, free tours available on a first come, first-served basis.
10. The White House in Washington D.C. -
This is the home to the President of the United States. To set up a self-guided tour contact your local congressman.
11. The Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. -
Home to the judicial branch of government, free tours available.
12. Manassas National Battlefield Park -
Manassas National Battlefield Park was established to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles.
13. Old Town Alexandria -
With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions.
14. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. -
The world's largest library with 26 million books, films, documents and photographs.
15. Verizon Center in Washington D.C. -
The Wizards, Capitals and Mystics all make their home here in the winter, great sports venue to watch the action.
16. Inner Harbor Area in Baltimore -
Tons of shops, restaurants and attractions to enjoy and all with a beautiful view of the harbor.
17. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. -
Come enjoy an elegant evening at this world famous performing arts gallery.
18. Annapolis, Maryland -
The home of the United States Naval Academy and an internationally celebrated maritime community is a short drive away.
19. Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. -
A national historic site that blends its rich history with performance excellence in serving as a tribute to President Lincoln's love of the performing arts.
20. Union Station -
This beautifully restored train station houses shops, restaurants, and a nine-screen movie complex.
21. Gunston Hall, home of George Mason -
Constructed circa 1755-1760, this home is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture and a great place to learn about George Mason's role in the forming of our nation.
22. Sully Historic Site -
The home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia's first congressman. Educational programs, craft demonstrations and living history events are offered throughout the year.
23. Woodlawn Estate and Pope-Leighey Frank Lloyd Wright House -
Woodlawn was designed by William Thorton, architect of the first U.S. Capital and the Pope-Leighey house is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece for the middle class.
24. The Workhouse Arts Center -
The Workhouse provides a home for more than 150 of the regions finest professional and emerging artists as well as cooperative studios, performance and theatre venues, dedicated gallery space, and event facilities.
25. Arlington National Cemetery -
This 500-acre site contains the graves of President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline; the Tomb of the Unknowns; Arlington House and many other historical monuments and memorials.