Trip Ideas

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A Guide to Indigenous DC

The Guide to Indigenous DC app highlights 17 historical and cultural Native American landmarks in the U.S. capital that reveal Washington’s deep roots in indigenous history and culture.

February 6, 2020

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Carlyle House Historic Park: How a Mansion Made of Stone Withstood the Test of Time

Carlyle House was built in 1753, and became a center of social and political life in the community.

August 6, 2018

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A Tour of Manassas: An Unflinching Glimpse of Civil War History

The displays and tours offered by Manassas National Battlefield Park don’t just help visitors remember the past – they help bring it to life.

July 19, 2018

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps, a Must-do Experience

The National Museum of the Marine Corps stands as a monument to the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage, and commitment. Visiting is a powerful and fulfilling experience and is a must-do trip.

June 27, 2018

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Watermen in the Middle Bay (Driving Tour)

This tour takes visitors to three sites where they can learn about oyster dredgers and the oystering industry, visit the 1860s home of a buyboat captain, and learn about a waterman’s neighborhood that thrived until the 1960s.

October 3, 2017

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Watermen in the Southern Bay (Driving Tour)

This tour visits three sites in the lower half of the Chesapeake to explore the history of the men who followed the menhaden fishery, the culture of traditional Virginia watermen, and an island community built around the watermen’s life.

August 14, 2017

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Founding Fathers Presidential Home Tour

Many locations in the Chesapeake Watershed have direct connections to American Presidents--historic sites, monuments, and memorials. But of these places, none captivate the public’s attention more than the homes of the early American presidents.

February 16, 2017

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Eastern Shore Boatbuilding (Driving Tour)

This tour lets visitors see traditional log canoes under sail, watch shipwrights teach boatbuilding skills, and take a cruise on a skipjack on Maryland's Eastern Shore and takes you from St Michaels to Cambridge.

December 5, 2016

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Waterfowl On The Lower Eastern Shore (Driving Tour)

Each year the Chesapeake Bay hosts about one-third of all migratory waterfowl wintering on the Atlantic coast. Find the best places to see many species of ducks as they migrate through the Chesapeake region.

November 7, 2016

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Accessible History: Traveling to the Heart of Captain John Smith Country along the James (Driving Tour)

If you or someone in your traveling group uses a wheelchair or has other accessibility needs, this itinerary along the James River will take you to several places where you can experience the Smith National Historic Trail in reasonable comfort.

June 19, 2015

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Captain John Smith Trail in Southern Chesapeake Bay (Driving Tour)

This tour takes visitors to a strategic post during Smith’s time, then on to the English colonists’ first landing site in the New World, and finally to the ancestral homeland of the Accomack and Accohannock Indians.

May 30, 2015

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From Fell’s to Fort, Baltimore and the War of 1812 (Biking Tour)

The route traces the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail in Baltimore City and tells the dramatic story of the women who created the enormous Star-Spangled Banner, the infamous Fell’s Point shipyards, and the fort that endured the British bombardment.

May 6, 2015

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