What's Included

  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Guided Sightseeing with Top Guides
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Other Meals as Listed

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1 - Arrive in Washington D.C.

Arrive in Washington D.C. and head directly to the National Mall. First visit the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. Then walk to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial across the Tidal Basin. Continue your walk to the Washington Monument and the White House before heading to the Black Lives Matter Plaza. This plaza is the site of protests in June 2020. Head to your hotel to check in. Overnight in Washington D.C.

Day 2 Day 2 - Washington D.C.

Start your morning by visiting the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. With over 40,000 artifacts, this museum explores resiliency, optimism, and spirituality reflected in African American history and culture. When you’re done here, enjoy lunch from one of the many food trucks located along the National Mall. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the other Smithsonian museums and the Museum of the Bible. Overnight in Washington D.C.

Day 3 Day 3 - Washington D.C. to Baltimore

Start your day by visiting the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Tour the historic house, explore the grounds and learn about the famous abolitionist. Then visit Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum which is dedicated to people of color in the Washington D.C. area. Head back into the city to visit the Supreme Court of the United States, where many landmark Civil Rights rulings have been made. Enjoy lunch before heading to Baltimore. 1-1.5 hours drive depending on traffic. Upon arriving to Baltimore, head to the harbor for a 45-minute harbor cruise. Enjoy the sites of Baltimore Inner Harbor, including Fort McHenry, the fort that helped inspire Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Overnight in Baltimore.

Day 4 Day 4 - Baltimore

This morning, explore the early history of the United Methodist Church at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church – also known as “The Mother Church of American Methodism.” Then head to  Fell’s Point and walk the Historic Fell’s Point Trail with a local guide. Along this trail learn about colonial Baltimore, see the childhood home of Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz voices of all time, and the home of Frederick Douglass, and so much more. End the tour at the Broadway Public Market and enjoy lunch here (lunch not included). After lunch, walk to the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. Here, learn more about Frederick Douglass and dive into the story of Isaac Myers, a free-born African American who founded the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company. Once done here, hit the road to Philadelphia. Overnight in Philadelphia.

Day 5 Day 5 - Philadelphia

This morning, visit Independence National Historical Site. Here you can visit a multitude of sites important to the history of the United States – the Liberty bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and many other historic places. Make sure to stop by the President’s House site, an outdoor exhibit exploring President Washington and his household – including his slaves. When you’re done here, head next to Belmont Mansion and learn more about the Underground Railroad. Head back to the city center for a free afternoon. Lunch is on your own today. Overnight in Philadelphia.

Day 6 Day 6 - Return Home

Return to D.C. to fly home.

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