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Guided Historical Tours of D.C.!

Join historian Bill Potter, Col. John Eidsmoe, and evangelist Bernie Beall for historical tours that will offer a Christian perspective on historical sites around the DC area. You can find out more about our historical tours here.

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Bernie Beall
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Bill Potter
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Col. John Eidsmoe
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Wednesday, August 8

Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour *

Early Bird Price: $99 per person $129

Tour runs from 8AM-6:30PM

  • Admission to Mount Vernon
  • Washington Mansion Tour
  • Lunch available at Mt. Vernon Food Court (not included)
  • Arlington House (Robert E. Lee home)
  • Arlington Cemetery Tour
  • Changing of Guard ceremony at Arlington’s Tomb of Unknown Soldier
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Professional Christian Historical Interpretation

Mt. Vernon is the plantation home of America’s first President, George Washington. You will learn of his importance of the man who would lead Colonial America to independence. We will talk about Washington’s Christian faith and the attempts to paint him as a deist wallowing in the humanism of the Enlightenment. We will also discuss some of his weaknesses. His passion for farming and taking dominion over the land was evident to all in the re-creation of his home and properties. A visit to Mt. Vernon is only the preliminary to returning there again someday to learn and see more of the man Providence chose to unite Americans under the Constitution.

Arlington House is the former plantation home of General Robert E. Lee. Lee was a brilliant general and a man of great Christian character. Lee’s home affords a bird’s eye view of the Capitol like no other.

Arlington Cemetery is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and it lies just across the Potomac River from the capitol, in Arlington, Virginia. It is the final resting place of 400,000 soldiers, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the graves of 367 Medal of Honor recipients. How thankful we ought to be to God for his Grace in giving our nation a sacrificial spirit to defend the Republic.

Monuments on the Mall Tour *

$15 per person, Age 4 and under – free

Tour runs from 6:30PM-8:30PM

  • Lincoln, George Mason, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials
  • WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam memorials
  • Professional Christian Historical Interpretation at all the memorials
  • Audio receiver for ease of hearing

Washington Monument: The great architectural homage to George Washington soars into the sky over the city named after him. Unlike the neo-classical buildings to the other memorialized Presidents, the Washington Monument took the form of an obelisk, at the peak of which is inscribed Laus Deo — Praise God.

Lincoln Memorial: Come take a look at the iconic looming statue of America’s 16th president: Abraham Lincoln. Few men in history have generated so many admirers and detractors.

Visit the series of War Memorials that grace the Washington Mall area — World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Hear briefly about the causes and meaning of all three American wars.

Federal Buildings Tour *

SOLD OUT

(See our Aug. 9 Federal Buildings tour.)

Tour runs from 8:30AM-3PM

  • US Capitol Building, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court Building
  • Professional Christian Historical Interpretation at all three venues
  • Audio receiver for ease of hearing

In the US Capitol Building, view the various statutory halls, learn the importance of some of the historical figures depicted, and learn about the historical development of the Capitol itself.

The Supreme Court Building is a massive structure that in many ways symbolizes the architecture of Washington and the legal heritage of our nation. Discover how the court is structured and learn about significant court decisions which set precedents for our nation.

Tour the Library of Congress. This building is the repository of more than 32 million books and many millions more of magazines, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents. Inside are the Gutenberg Bible and Thomas Jefferson’s Bible. You can view documents of our national heritage and see the records of the providential ways in which God has preserved our country.

Antietam Battlefield and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour

Early Bird Price: $99 per person $129

Tour runs from 8AM-6:30PM

  • Battlefield tour of Antietam
  • Box Panera lunch at historic Burnside Bridge
  • Arlington House (Robert E. Lee home)
  • Arlington Cemetery Tour
  • Changing of Guard ceremony at Arlington’s Tomb of Unknown Soldier
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Professional Christian Historical Interpretation

The Antietam National Battlefield is the scene of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. General Lee’s brought what what many considered an undefeatable Confederate army to Maryland. Providence intervened dramatically and the desperate battle that followed broke all boundaries for savagery up to that time in the bloody Civil War. Following the battle, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Arlington House is the former plantation home of General Robert E. Lee. Lee was a brilliant general and a man of great Christian character. Lee’s home affords a bird’s eye view of the Capitol like no other.

Arlington Cemetery is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and it lies just across the Potomac River from the capitol, in Arlington, Virginia. It is the final resting place of 400,000 soldiers, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the graves of 367 Medal of Honor recipients. How thankful we ought to be to God for his Grace in giving our nation a sacrificial spirit to defend the Republic.

Thursday, August 9

Monuments on the Mall Tour *

$15 per person, Age 4 and under – free

Tours at 1PM-3PM, 4PM-6PM, 7PM-9PM

  • Lincoln, George Mason, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials
  • WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam memorials
  • Professional Christian Historical Interpretation at all the memorials
  • Audio receiver for ease of hearing

Washington Monument: The great architectural homage to George Washington soars into the sky over the city named after him. Unlike the neo-classical buildings to the other memorialized Presidents, the Washington Monument took the form of an obelisk, at the peak of which is inscribed Laus Deo — Praise God.

Lincoln Memorial: Come take a look at the iconic looming statue of America’s 16th president: Abraham Lincoln. Few men in history have generated so many admirers and detractors.

Visit the series of War Memorials that grace the Washington Mall area — World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Hear briefly about the causes and meaning of all three American wars.

Federal Buildings Tour *

$25 per person

Tour runs from 1PM-5:30PM

  • US Capitol Building, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court Building
  • Professional Christian Historical Interpretation at all three venues
  • Audio receiver for ease of hearing

In the US Capitol Building, view the various statutory halls, learn the importance of some of the historical figures depicted, and learn about the historical development of the Capitol itself.

The Supreme Court Building is a massive structure that in many ways symbolizes the architecture of Washington and the legal heritage of our nation. Discover how the court is structured and learn about significant court decisions which set precedents for our nation.

Tour the Library of Congress. This building is the repository of more than 32 million books and many millions more of magazines, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents. Inside are the Gutenberg Bible and Thomas Jefferson’s Bible. You can view documents of our national heritage and see the records of the providential ways in which God has preserved our country.

* Please note that the tour guide on each individual tour is not able to be guaranteed or reserved. You may be guided by any of the tour guides above.