September 23-26, 2019
Walking Level: STRENUOUS
Meals Included: 3 BREAKFASTS • 3 LUNCHES • 1 DINNER
Prices Starting at $876!
Mt. Vernon, the magnificent plantation of our first President, George Washington. We learn of his importance and true greatness as the one man who could lead colonial America to independence. We will stroll along the reflecting pool and tidal basin, admiring the monuments of our founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and George Mason. No visit to Washington is complete without a visit to the looming giant of the Lincoln Memorial. Few men of history have generated so many admirers — and enemies. We will visit the new World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the iconic Korean Conflict Memorial in honor of our veterans. We will discuss the biblical appropriateness of honoring war veterans and the nature of architectural memorial iconography in America.
We visit the Supreme Court, which symbolizes the architecture of Washington and the legal heritage of our nation United States Capitol where a historian gives us a tour of the various statutory halls, speaks of the importance of the various historical figures represented there, and how they contributed to the historical development of the Capitol itself. The Library of Congress, repository of more than 35 million books and other publications. We discuss the symbolism of the interior artwork, the importance of the Gutenberg Bible on display, and we view Thomas Jefferson’s glass-enclosed library.
The National Archives where we see the supremely protected Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and other important historical documents.
We arrive at the Battlefield of Antietam and listen as our guide recounts the early morning engagement of the two veteran armies that faced each other on the blood-stained fields of the local German farmers. We also visit the Dunkard Church and Miller cornfield, where we hear of the sacrifices of the Texas Brigade. Our stop for lunch overlooks “Burnside’s Bridge” where two Georgia Regiments were reported to have saved General Lee’s right flank for several hours against an entire Corps of the Union Army. The Arlington National Military Cemetery greets us at the last stop of the day. We climb the hill to Arlington House, the former home of General Robert E. Lee, then onward to the impressive Tomb and somber ceremony of the Unknown Soldier.
A visit to the fabulous new state-of-the-art Museum of the Bible. The Museum of the Bible documents the narrative, history and impact of the Bible. With 1,150 items from the museum’s permanent collection and 2,000 items on loan from other institutions and collections, the museum has amassed one of the largest assemblies of biblical artifacts and texts in the world through collaborations with private donors, institutions, and other museums. We could spend a week here, but only have half a day! Smithsonian Museums / free time – We will acquaint you with the variety of fabulous Smithsonian museums on the mall including the fantastic Air & Space Museum. Before we turn you loose, we will brief you on how to tour a museum through a Christian’s eyes. Farewell Banquet – Friday evening is given over to feasting and giving thanks for our Christian heritage at our Farewell Banquet.
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