Wednesday, August 2, 2006
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Get a full sense of our nation’s Capital Region – and enhance your conference
experience – with a full- or partial-day tour on Wednesday, August 2.
The Host Committee guarantees that it’ll be warm and humid, so slow down and
enjoy the scenery! Heritage Tours will handle
all group tour information and registrations. For tour questions or to register,
contact Heritage Tours directly at 202-822-9542
. Tours may be cancelled if minimum attendance is not met .
Tickets may be purchased on site on a space-available basis for an additional
fee of $5 per ticket.
The Other Side of the Potomac
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM $64 (INCLUDES MOUNT VERNON ADMISSION)
George Washington’s lovely Mount Vernon plantation is located on the
beautiful banks of the Potomac River. The tour will pay special attention to
some of the interesting special collections held on the plantation.
Annapolis and the Naval Academy
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM $57
A guide dressed in colonial attire leads this tour of historic Annapolis
and the US Naval Academy. You’ll visit the interior of the Maryland State
House (the country’s oldest state capital in continuous legislative use) and
the Old Senate Chamber. Then you’ll visit St. John’s College to view fine
examples of architecture from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. At the US
Naval Academy, you’ll see the naval chapel, the crypt of John Paul Jones, and
Bancroft Hall. And you’ll explore African American culture and history in
Annapolis, including visits to the Thurgood Marshal Memorial, Kunte Kinte-Alex
Haley Memorial, the Mathew Henson plaque, and the Banneker-Douglass Museum.
[CANCELLED] Religion in the Nation’s
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM $47.50
This tour, focusing on religious sites in Washington, includes:
- The Hebrew Archives – the largest of its kind in the United States;
- The National Cathedral – Towering above the DC skyline, the Cathedral
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (better known as Washington National
Cathedral) is the sixth largest cathedral in the world.
- Metropolitan AME Church – This church resulted from the 1870 union of
the two oldest Black churches in Washington, DC. It has served as a central
place of worship, but also of political, artistic, and literary endeavors.
Nearly every president since Taft has worshiped at this church; in 1993 and
1997, President Clinton held his inaugural services here.
[CANCELLED] Points of Interest for Women
Culture in the Nation’s Capital
9:15 AM – 3:30 PM $63.50 (INCLUDES TWO ADMISSIONS)
Sewall-Belmont House and Museum – Take a one-hour tour of the historic
headquarters (and feminist library) of the National Woman’s Party and hear the
inspiring story of women’s quest for full citizenship. National Museum of
Women in the Arts – Explore the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively
to recognizing the contributions of women in the arts. Visit to the stunning
World War II Memorial.
Library of Congress
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM $35.50
Visit the Library for a one-hour guided tour of the Library’s Great Hall,
highlighting the architectural riches of the Jefferson Building. Following the
Library tour, join Library professional staff for one-hour “behind-thescenes”
tours of selected custodial divisions. These may include the Manuscript
Division, Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Music Division, and
American Folklife Center.