One Nation The Tauck Washington, DC Event

A 5-Day Tauck Tours tour starting from $5,490

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Tour Length: 5 Days
Countries Visited: United States
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Tour Operator: Tauck Tours
Tour Code: Tauck-CIVL2018
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Ken Burns Event - New for 2018! Co-crafted with filmmaker Ken Burns, for five days and four nights, The Tauck Washington, DC Event examines the enduring strengths and values that make our country so special, from American democracy to the promises of freedoms in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the sacrifices and resilience of the American people, and all that unites the United States and embodies its motto, E Pluribus Unum - "out of many, one."

Ken Burns Event - New for 2018! Co-crafted with filmmaker Ken Burns, our newest Tauck Event is set in the United States capital and explores themes of American democracy from films by Ken Burns such as The Civil War, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The Congress, Thomas Jefferson, The War, Not for Ourselves Alone - and airing in September, 2017, The Vietnam War - directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns. For five days and four nights, The Tauck Washington, DC Event examines the enduring strengths and values that make our country so special, from American democracy to the promises of freedoms in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the sacrifices and resilience of the American people, and all that unites the United States and embodies its motto, E Pluribus Unum - "out of many, one." Our event spends four nights at The Willard InterContinental, an integral part of Washington life and lore for over a century and a half; the Pennsylvania Avenue landmark has hosted every US president since 1850 - Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his "I Have a Dream" speech here - and the term "lobbyist" originally referred to the Willard lobby during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. Themed sightseeing tracks include We, the People, exploring the relationship and delicate balance between the three branches of the United States government defined in the first three articles of the Constitution through talks by noted speakers, plus guided visits to the US Capitol and the Supreme Court, and insider access to the Library of Congress; Shared Sacrifice, focusing on the tests America has faced throughout its history and the sacrifices made defending our freedoms, with visits to the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and more; and A More Perfect Union, examining how the Constitution and country have evolved to protect all Americans, with visits to the African American Civil War Museum and Belmont-Paul NHS. Private evenings and dinners include an exclusive opportunity to meet Ken Burns following his keynote address and a retrospective of his works during a private Tauck evening at the National Archives, featuring a new exhibit showcasing America's founding documents our private welcome event at the remarkable Newseum, featuring an exclusive talk by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center; an exclusive farewell event at the National Building Museum including a patriotic concert and a black-tie "Inaugural Ball" - complete with an orchestra for dancing; and a gala dinner reflecting the menu served at Lincoln's second inaugural ball. Presentations by noted speakers include renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer; a former Supreme Court clerk at the historic Washington Press Club; and a noted curator of African-American history. You'll enjoy lunch at the Capitol's Senate Cafeteria and historic Ben's Chili Bowl on U St.; a private tour of the World War I Centennial exhibit at the Library of Congress; and an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Florence Bayard Hilles Feminist Library.

 
•   Four nights at The Willard InterContinental, Washington, DC - a legendary luxury landmark hotel in the heart of Washington, DC
 
Day 1: Arrive Washington, DC / Cocktails and dinner at Newseum
One Nation: The Washington, DC Event begins: 6:00 PM, The Willard InterContinental Washington, DC. Our One Nation Washington, DC Event begins with an immersion in freedom of the press at Newseum, a stimulating, state of the art, interactive museum dedicated to preservation of the First Amendment and the history of mass communication. This evening, Newseum is for Tauck guests only. Celebrated as "one of the world's twelve coolest museums" by the Sunday Times, the Newseum features multiple theatres and galleries, two broadcast studios and an interactive newsroom, including exhibits on news history, electronic communication, and steady streams of front pages from newspapers around the world. Enjoy a presentation by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a non-partisan institution chartered by Congress, followed by a welcome cocktail reception and dinner at the museum.
Overnight: The Willard InterContinental
Meals Included: D

Day 2: Shared Sacrifice / Ken Burns Keynote at the National Archives
Explore the history of shared sacrifices citizens have made to preserve the rights defined in the nation's founding documents, and what it means to be an American. A guided walking tour includes the Lincoln Memorial as well as memorials to World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War. A visit to Cedar Hill, the home of Frederick Douglass, offers insights into his efforts to convince President Lincoln that slaves should serve in the Union forces. Tour Arlington National Cemetery, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the John F. Kennedy gravesite, followed by free time. This evening you'll attend a cocktail reception at the National Archives and view the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, "the ties that bind the lives of the people in one indissoluble union," and an exhibit that takes a fresh look at these founding documents. Prior to dinner at the National Archives, a keynote address will be given by filmmaker Ken Burns featuring clips from some of his films.
Overnight: The Willard InterContinental
Meals Included: B, D

Day 3: We The People
Your travels take you inside institutions key to the delicate balance of power among the three branches of government. A tour of the Capitol and its iconic rotunda includes the underground network of tunnels that connects Senate offices and buildings on the Hill. A guided tour of the monumental Supreme Court building, dedicated to "equal justice under the law," includes a short film by Ken Burns. Lunch on your own, at the Senate cafeteria if you wish, then walk to the Library of Congress for a private guided tour; the brainchild of James Madison, the library began as a resource for legislators but evolved into a repository of American history and culture - it is the largest library in the world. This evening at your hotel, noted Abraham Lincoln historian Harold Holtzer will give a lecture on Lincoln and FDR, and their contributions to preserving and furthering the freedoms of American citizens.
Overnight: The Willard InterContinental
Meals Included: B

Day 4: A More Perfect Union / Gala Black-tie "Inaugural Ball" Farewell Event
Not all citizens enjoyed liberty and equality as the Constitution evolved, and many have had to fight for their "inalienable rights." The day begins with a lecture by former Supreme Court intern Bill Nardini at the National Press Club, followed by a visit to the African American Civil War Museum to learn about the little-known role of soldiers who fought for freedom from slavery. Across the street, the Spirit of Freedom monument commemorates the hundreds of thousands of African Americans who fought for the Union in the Civil War. Take a guided tour of the U Street Corridor, also known as "Black Broadway," an historic hub of music, theatre and art whose roots go back to the Underground Railroad. Lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl, a landmark eatery frequented by celebrities and jazz legends since it opened in 1958. Then drive to the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument on Capitol Hill; from 1929 to 1997 the house was headquarters for the National Woman's Party, whose leaders, Alice Paul and Alva Belmont, worked tirelessly for women's suffrage and equal rights and crafted more than 100 pieces of legislation that became law. Arrive at your hotel for time at leisure, then depart for the National Building Museum and a farewell "Black-tie Inaugural Ball" gala farewell event of music, dancing, dinner and entertainment. The brick Renaissance Revival structure that houses the National Building Museum was originally the Veterans' Pension Office, opened in 1887. But it was never a mere warren of bureaucrats' offices. Designed with Civil War veterans in mind, the Great Hall is a breathtaking tribute to soldiers who restored the Union, with towering Corinthian columns and friezes commemorating Union infantry, cavalry, artillery, naval, quartermaster and medical units, around a central fountain. The opulent, patriotic setting was a site for inaugural balls, and in honor of that tradition the last night of our One Nation event features a black-tie gala celebration, with an orchestra, dancing and dining and a menu inspired by the meal served at President Lincoln's second inaugural party.
Overnight: The Willard InterContinental
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 5: Journey Home
Event ends: Washington, DC. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Willard InterContinental Washington, DC, to Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport or Union Station. Allow 3 hours for flight check-in; ask at booking about additional hotel nights.
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5/20/2018 - 5/24/2018
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Created by Tauck and Filmmaker Ken Burns the event includes four nights at The Willard InterContinental, themed sightseeing tracks, presentations by noted speakers and private evenings and dinners; an exclusive opportunity to meet Ken Burns after his keynote address during a private Tauck evening at the National Archives; private welcome event at the remarkable Newseum, featuring an exclusive talk by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center; an exclusive farewell event at the National Building Museum including a cocktail reception, patriotic concert by the Federal City Brass Band and a black-tie "Inaugural Ball" featuring music by an orchestra for listening and dancing and a gala dinner reflecting the menu served at Lincoln's second inaugural ball; and more. Tauck Events are theme-driven travel experiences highlighted by exclusive access, personalized concierge service and behind-the-scenes insights from noted experts. Note: daily sightseeing tracks operate in intimate small groups averaging 35 guests, each accompanied by a Tauck Director and / or local guides; sightseeing is identical for each small group, but occurs on different days for different groups.
 

 
 

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