Lunch, Flight Group 2 – unite with Flight Group 1 WalkingTourofBoston: Newbury Street, Boston Common (oldest city park in America, est. in 1640!) , Massachusetts 54th Memorial, Beacon Hill Dinner:FaneuilHall: Often referred to as "the home of free speech" and the "Cradle of Liberty," Faneuil Hall hosted America's first Town Meeting. Built by wealthy merchant Peter Faneuil as a center of commerce in 1741, this is where the Sons of Liberty proclaimed their dissent against Royal oppression. Sam Adams was a regular speaker here! Faneuil Hall has served as an open forum meeting hall and marketplace for more than 270 years and has continued to provide a forum for debate on the most consequential issues of the day. Green Dragon Tavern, Union Oyster House, Bell in Hand Tavern: not only some of America’s longest operating businesses but frequented by Paul Revere, Sam Adams, John Hancock and others as meeting places for the Sons of Liberty Dessert in the North End: Boston’s oldest residential area, continuously inhabited since 1630!
Check into hotel
50 Ferncroft Road Danvers, MA, 01923, US (978) 777-2500
Day 2: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Breakfastat hotel GuidedSightseeingofBostonandCambridge: Freedom Trail, King’s Chapel, King’s Chapel Burial Ground, Old South Meeting House, Boston Tea Party Ship, Old State House, site of the Boston Massacre, Old North Church, Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill, USS Constitution Lunch: Harvard Square GuidedSightseeingofLexingtonandConcord: Lexington Battle Green, Old North Bridge, Authors’ Row
ConcordHistoricalHouse,OldManse(2:30pm) Dinner:PizzeriaUno(6:00pm) PrudentialCenterSkywalk(7:30pm): Prudential Skywalk Observatory, 360 degree views of Greater Boston and Boston Harbor
Day 3: Monday, June 15, 2015
TraveltoNewYorkCity MetropolitanMuseumof Art
GuidedTour of Mid-town Manhattan(RobCardazoneandCynthiaLadopoulos) : Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trump Tower, Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy Dinner:TourDirectorsdistribute$12cashtoeachtraveler EmpireStateBuildingObservatory: night views of New York City from top of the Empire State Building Hotel:HolidayInnSecaucusMeadowlands
Travelto Philadelphia IndependenceNationalHistoricPark: Carpenter’s Hall (1st Continental Congress, later Bank of the U.S.—led to formation of political parties!), Independence Hall (2nd Continental Congress—Declaration of Independence, Constitutional Convention), Congress Hall (where George Washington and John Adams were sworn in as president, where Congress met during the Early Republic before U.S. Capitol built)
Franklin Court: site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and the Benjamin Franklin Museum
1251 West Montgomery Ave Rockville, MD, 20850, US (301) 424 4940
OvernightSecurityatHotel(10:00PM-5:00AM) Day 6: Thursday, June 18, 2015
BreakfastatHotel National Archives: Will see THE Declaration of Independence, THE Constitution, and THE Bill of Rights!!!!!!
ArlingtonNationalCemetery: Contains the graves of over 400,000 people who have served our nation. Will see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Kennedy gravesites, Custis-Lee Mansion. (This home and the original1100 acres of Arlington National Cemetery were owned by Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary Custis Lee (great-granddaughter of Martha Washington!) before the Civil War. During the Civil War the property was used as a Union military base and then as a cemetery in hopes of rendering it uninhabitable so that the Lees would not return to it. One of the first burials was a 20 ft wide, 10 ft deep vault containing 1800 casualties of the Battle of Bull Run.)
Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial
George Washington’s Mt.VernonEstateandGardens(MansionTourat3:20pm) Dinner:LaMadeleine(6:00pm) LegendsofAlexandria Ghost Tour(7:30pm)
SupremeCourt Dinner:FuelPizza(5:00pm) GuidedNightSightseeingofWashington,D.C. and all the memorials – Washington Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Vietnam Memorial,
Day 8: Saturday, June 20, 2015
BreakfastatHotel 9:30am: Ford’s Theater, Petersen House, Lincoln Center for Education and Leadership: site of Lincoln’s assassination and death
SmithsonianInstitution: National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Air & Space Museum, etc. Departforhome! Flight Group 1: Depart D.C. 5:30pm, arrive Austin 8:00pm
Flight Group 2: Depart D.C. 6:00pm, arrive Austin 11:00pm
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