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Rejoice and Reflect

Explore a world of faith in the National Capital Region.

Itinerary Details

Come stay with us and explore a world of faith in our nation's capital region including the new Museum of the Bible, Washington National Cathedral, George Washington's Mount Vernon and more.  A 1 day sample itinerary is below, but you can download the full version here, complete with map and additional information.


1 Day Tour

1 Day "" Tour Summary

  • Day 1

    This itinerary takes you through some of the Capital Region's most well known attractions that feature a religious component to them. You can start the day at George Washington's Mount Vernon where you can walk the grounds of his estate, and explore Washington's religious practices and his pursuit of religious liberty within the United States. A visit to Mount Vernon also sheds light on the religious practices of the enslaved community here.

    Next, head into DC and take in one of the most poignant museums in the country - the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Located on the western edge of the National Mall, this museum chronicles the Holocaust through historical artifacts, video footage, eyewitness testimonies and various exhibits. If you are visiting between March and August passes are required to enter.

    You can then travel two blocks from the National Mall to the newly unveiled Museum of the Bible. This astounding museum is being hailed as one of the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. With artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history, you'll find yourself in the midst of an immersive experience with the bible as you learn about its ongoing impact on the world.

    You'll then make your way to what is referred to as "America's Catholic Church" and visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world. Byzantine-Romanesque in style, its massive, one-of-a-kind superstructure is home to over 80 chapels and oratories that relate to the peoples, cultures and traditions that are the fabric of the Catholic faith and the mosaic of our great nation.

    End the day by visiting one of the most iconic buildings in the city - Washington National Cathedral. Everything about the Cathedral invites you to reflect on something greater than yourself: our story as a nation, our call to service, and our walk with our creator. You can purchase sightseeing admission before you visit and take a guided tour learning about the Cathedral's history, architecture and mission or you can pick up a self-guided brochure and take in the Cathedral at your own pace.

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