Military Tours of the National Capital Region

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Washington Attractions Update

Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria

Some families feel safer with an outdoor experience. Let’s discuss outdoor activities and attractions that can be experienced 100% (or mostly) out of doors.

Many attractions are wholly or mostly outdoors. Our favorite is Mount Vernon where they have done a great job of keeping the entire estate grounds, museum, education center, and mansion house open to the public. In Gettysburg, the Seminary Ridge Museum and Cupola is open and a trip to the cupola there is an outdoors experience. In Southern Maryland, a key Booth Escape Tour attraction, the Dr. Mudd House and Museum is open.

Arlington Cemetery, including the viewing of the Changing of the Guard, is open.  For those that desire a view that rivals the observation deck at the Washington Monument, a similar outdoors view is available at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria.  At nearly two-thirds the height of the Washington Monument, it allows for great views of Alexandria and the surrounding region. An outdoors observation platform is available at teh Old Post Office in downtown. (However, the Washington Monument Observation Deck is open and included in a Washington Monuments Tour)

For those wishing to go on a day trip out of town, a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour is still a viable option.  Battlefield experiences at Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville are also feasible.

Our website has a listing of oft-visited attractions in the area with their operating status noted.  We will update this listing periodically but it’s best to call us to get the most up-to-date information.