Visit Virginia and Washington DC on Independence Day




Just in time for Independence Day and the Fourth of July long weekend, a great place to visit and travel to is Washington DC and Virginia. These two are pivotal states that tell of the history and story of the United States of America.

Read up on 5 Sights Every American Should Visit: Virginia Family Holidays for the best sights to see in Virginia.

Travel from Virginia to Washington DC

After visiting where American history began, continue your vacation towards Washington, D.C., located just two and a half hours from Williamsburg, Virginia by automobile or one hour via airplane.

Mount VernonMount Vernon, Home of George Washington

Make your first stop at Mount Vernon, the home of former President George Washington. This was his home and is the most historic estate in America. The family will enjoy touring the mansion, stables, gardens and slave quarters. If you’re looking for excitement, take a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the movie “National Treasure” throughout Washington DC.

Other Sights and Attractions in Washington DC

Kennedy CenterThere are so many places to see and visit in DC! Many of them, you can view on your own, while others will bring the history of the buildings and sites to life with a guide.

Arlington National Cemetery, Kennedy Grave Site, War Memorials, Washington National Cathedral, Spy Museum, Kennedy Center, Hillwood Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, Lincoln Cottage, The Smithsonian Institute, Bureau of Engraving, Library of Congress, Natural History Museum, DC Ducks, and of course visit the Pandas at the Zoo – just to mention a few.

To tour the White House, arrangements should be made in advance with your Congressman. For a great end to your American History vacation, be sure to look upon the majestic buildings of the White House, Capitol, Supreme Court, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials at night. It’s simply spectacular.

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