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Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour
"Meet your guide outside the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station and begin your morning with a walk through Arlington National Cemetery while learning the history of the grounds once the property of General Robert E Lee. Experience the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns and visit to the grave site of John F Kennedy and the Eternal Flame where John F Kennedy is buried alongside his wife Jackie Onassis Kennedy and brothers Robert F Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.After a couple of hours at Arlington hop on a coach bus and travel around Washington DC to visit the Capitol
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Congressional Tour of US Capitol and Major Monuments via Mini Coach
"Meet your guide at the Neptune Fountain outside the Library of Congress and begin your day with a guided tour of the US Capitol building and a look inside the Library of Congress Jefferson building. After your Capitol Tour hop on a coach bus and travel around Washington DC to visit the White House and all the major memorials (full list of stops available in the Itinerary section). At each stop your expert guide will hop off with you to personally escort you through the sights providing insightful background and answerin stop for lunch (at your expense) and shopping break at the Pentagon City Mall. Itinerary During your tour your guide will walk you through the following sights:The US Capitol Building Potomac River Cruise or Jefferson Memorial* Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Dr Martin Luther King JR Memorial Korean Memorial""Get the ultimate DC experience with a guided tour of the US Capitol and all the major sights and memorials with an expert tour guide on this 8 hour bus and walking tour. Receive reserved entry to the US Capitol and visit impressive landmarks like the Linc
From $110.00
 
Morning Monuments Tour of Washington DC
"After pickup at your hotel or local accommodations meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive 3-hour tour around and through the nation’s capital Washington DC. Travel aboard an air-conditioned motor coach with an expert local guide who knows the city of Washington DC inside and out.On this 3-hour morning tour visit the most popular monuments memorials and museums in DC. Drive by 30 of DC’s top sites with stops at 12 of them
From $60.00

Capitol Square Tips (39)

It all starts with the Capitol Building

Any discussion of must see activities must begin with the classic structure of the Virginia Capital Building (even if it is the last site that you see, as was the case for me). If you spend any time...
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Aug 12, 2004

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

An abridged version of the famous Patrick Henry call to arms on March 23, 1775:"No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just...
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Apr 02, 2004

virginia state capitol

the virginia state capitol has been in continuous use since 1788 and is the second oldest capitol building in america. the virginia state capitol was designed by thomas jefferson and was inspired by...
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Apr 12, 2011

washington statue

located on capitol square is the massive washington statue. george washington was a revolutionary war general and the first president of the united states of america. the base of the statue is flanked...
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doug48
Apr 05, 2011

Jefferson's Brainchild

The Capitol of VA is one of the 3 most gorgeous capitol's in the country. It runs a close second with South Carolina's Capitol. The VA Capitol square has a rich history dating back to the 1700's. It's...
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Mar 19, 2006

harry f. byrd statue

harry f. byrd was a decendant of william byrd II, the founder of richmond and robert "king" carter one of the richest planters in colonial virginia. byrd was the 50 th governor of virginia and a U.S....
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Apr 05, 2011

thomas "stonewall" jackson statue

thomas "stonewall" jackson was a famous confederate general during the civil war. jackson was a general in the army of northern virginia and was best known for his defeat of union forces in the battle...
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Apr 05, 2011

hunter holmes mc guire statue

hunter holmes mc guire was a famous virginia physician and educator. during the civil war he was chief surgeon for thomas "stonewall" jackson's forces in northern virginia. after jackson was shot at...
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Apr 12, 2011

edgar allan poe statue

edgar allan poe was a famous american author, poet, and literary critic. poe was born in boston and was taken in by john and frances allan of richmond after the death of his mother. poe attended the...
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Apr 05, 2011

executive mansion

the executive mansion also known as the governor's mansion is located next to the virginia capitol in downtown richmond. the executive mansion was built in 1811 and was designed by architect alexander...
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Apr 05, 2011

Virginia State Capitol

Shortly after voting for the Declaration of Independance, the capital of Virginia was moved from Williamsburg to Richmond (1780) and the State Capitol was built around 1788. Tours of the building and...
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Apr 04, 2011

Virginia State Capitol

Thomas Jefferson was chosen by the Directors of Public Buildings to find an architect to build a worthy Capitol for Virginia. At the time, Jefferson was serving as Minister to France and he chose the...
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Feb 01, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Capitol Square

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Shockoe Slip

Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom, which lie along Shockoe Creek, comprise the city's oldest commercial areas. This area, along the canals and the James River, was home to numerous mills and warehouses...
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Valentine Museum - Richmond History Center

The Valentine Museum focuses on preserving the history of Richmond. You can view displays from when Richmond was an important port town with an active slave trade, when the city was considered the...
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Museum of the Confederacy

The museum was founded 25 years after Lee's surrender in Appomattox in the historic home that served as the White House of the Confederacy when the Ladies Hollywood Memorial Association saved the home...
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Canal Walk

Capt. Christopher Newport landed in what is now known as Richmond, Virginia on May 24, 1607. Newport was part of the original settlement that had just landed at Jamestown. Along with 21 crew members,...
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17th Street Farmer's Market

the 17 th street farmers market is located in the shockoe bottom area of downtown richmond. on weekends the market offers fresh vegetables and crafts. an interesting place to shop in the shockoe...
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Maggie Walker House

Maggie Walker was definitely a pioneer. Not the sort of pioneer that took a covered wagon out into the wild in search for gold or farming land, but a pioneer in the history of civil rights and...
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