Tours, golf & spouse events
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|SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013|
|8:00am - 1:00pm||A Tribute to Our Nation's Heroes|
|SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013|
|7:00am - 7:30am||15th Annual Fun Run/Walk|
|12:00pm - 4:00pm||Washington DC in Springtime Spouse Tour|
|MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013|
|11:45am (Bus departures)||NAHAD's Annual Golf Tournament (1:00pm Start)|
|12:00pm - 5:00pm||An Afternoon at the Smithsonian|
|12:30pm - 5:30pm||Abraham Lincoln's Washington|
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Private Tour of U.S. Capitol|
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Being President is No Walk in the Park|
|1:45pm - 5:00pm||Special Tour of the Supreme Court|
|8:00pm - 11:00pm||Monuments by Moonlight|
|TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013|
|9:30am - 2:30pm||Spouse Tour of America's First Home|
Saturday, April 22 • 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Price: $72 per person
This tour begins with a stop at Arlington National Cemetery, where the sight of some two hundred thousand identical headstones uniformly placed on a hillside of 612 acres overlooks the Potomac River. Our guide will share with you the many stories of the fallen heroes who were our American casualties of war as we take the guests on a walking tour. View the powerful Eternal Flame that illuminates the inspiring and somber gravesites of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and his brother, Robert Kennedy. The tour continues on to The Tomb of the Unknowns, a moving site guarded 24 hours a day and a monument to those fallen American soldiers that remain unknown. Witness the impressive “Changing of the Guard” ceremony performed with perfect precision by a team of Marines, which takes place hourly at the tomb. And finally, tour the Women in Military Service For America Memorial.
Next, you will see the United States Marine Memorial affectionately known as the Iwo Jima Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775. The sculpture was designed by sculptor Felix W. de Weldon, then on duty with the U.S. Navy, from the Pulitzer prize-winning photo by news photographer Joe Rosenthal. From there guests will board the bus and head to the Air Force Memorial also located in Arlington, VA.
No tour of Washington would be complete without a visit to the National World War II Memorial. The memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II, as well as the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people to the common defense of the nation and to the causes of peace and freedom from tyranny throughout the world.
Tour requirements: Dress in layers for Washington spring weather with comfortable shoes
Sunday, April 21 • 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Price: $15 per person
Take it as fast or as slow as you like. All participants will receive a NAHAD 2013 tee shirt.
Sunday, April 21 • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Price: $59 per person
Washington DC is a majestic city which turns magical in the spring. Join other NAHAD spouses and become a part of our nation’s most historic landscape and feel history come to life as you visit some of our country’s most beloved sites. As the tour makes its way to Capitol Hill, you’ll follow a route that affords splendid views of the monuments, famous sites along the Potomac River with the blossoming of spring in the foreground. See the majestic U.S. Capitol Building, Senate and House office buildings.
As you travel along the National Mall, your tour guide will also point out the famous Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. View the World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument. Weather permitting, guests will walk down by the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial, where you will climb the marble steps to the temple that enshrines Abraham Lincoln. From there, you will take a short walk to the somber setting of the powerful Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Your guide will then walk you to the Korean War Veterans Memorial – a powerful reminder of this important war.
End the day with a stop on Pennsylvania Avenue to view the White House. As you approach the White House through Lafayette Park, your Capitol Services tour guide will tell you the history of the park and of the many famous buildings that surround you.
Monday, April 22 • Bus Departures Begin at 11:45 am for a 1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Price: $170 includes green fees, cart, barbeque lunch, prizes and tournament services. Rental Clubs available for $46, includes tax
Lake Presidential Golf Course has been rated the #2 course in Maryland by Golf Week and as one of the top 10 best new courses in the United States by Golf Magazine. Created by the developers of spectacular Kiawah Island in South Carolina and internationally known PGA West in California, Landmark Land Company, Golf Magazine has called it the “Golf for Business” destination in DC. Sited around a 30-acre lake, this course will offer you both the scenery and the challenges that you expect from a NAHAD tournament location.
After arriving on the golf shuttle, NAHAD Golfers will be served a full barbeque lunch, followed with the opportunity to warm up on the Practice Range, Short Game area or Putting Green before the 1:00 pm Shotgun start. Pleas indicate on the Registration Form if you would like to be paired with another member. It is usually extremely easy for NAHAD to honor your request for pairings with advance notice, but impossible to do this at the last minute. Pairings will be done on a first noted, first designated basis, with consideration to matching distributors with manufacturers wherever possible.
Monday, April 22 • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Price: $64 per person
Your first stop is at the world famous and most visited museum on the planet, The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum – an absolute must for any visitor to our capital city! This magnificent glass and marble building maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. Located on the Mall, the museum has hundreds of artifacts on display including the original
Wright 1903 “Flyer,” Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis,” the Apollo 11 command module, “The Voyager,” which flew around the world on one tank of gas, and a lunar rock display that visitors can touch. This Museum is a fitting tribute to the great explorers who have advanced the history of flight.
After the Air and Space Museum guests will move to the newly renovated Museum of American History where you will find a marvelous collection of treasures from America’s past; beginning with the actual Star Spangled Banner which inspired Francis Scott Key to compose our national anthem, to the first telephone, the atomic bomb and the original Apple Computer. You’ll see Henry Ford’s Model T, the world’s oldest operative locomotive, and early American history displays which include George Washington’s Revolutionary War uniform and a 1776 Gunboat. Special exhibits include the dresses of all the First Ladies, a Conestoga Wagon and Thomas Jefferson’s writing desk and the Greensboro lunch counter the site of the 1960 civil rights sit-in.
Tour requirements: comfortable shoes and some spending money (you may want to purchase items like astronauts’ ice cream from the Gift Shop.)
Monday, April 22 • 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Price: $87 per person, price includes transportation, guide and admission to Ford’s Theatre and Museum
Your tour will begin at President Lincoln's Cottage, the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. In February 2008, President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home opened to the public for the first time, giving Americans an intimate, never-before-seen view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and family life. While here, you will visit Lincoln’s country home and workplace where he spent a quarter of his presidency. A special exhibition gallery at the Visitor Education Center presents rotating displays of objects related to Lincoln and his legacy. In “Lincoln’s Cabinet Room,” you can participate in an innovative interactive experience exploring Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions related to emancipation, politics, and military ffairs.
Next, you will stop at Ford’s Theatre, the historical landmark in Washington, DC dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln at the location where he was shot. Completing a multimillion dollar expansion in February 2009 in time for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, it gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about Abraham Lincoln's life and his presidency. The theater and museum include a state-of-the-art education center (completed in 2012) directly across the street from the theater.
Monday, April 22 • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Price: $115 per person
On the city’s most prominent hill lies Washington’s most spectacular structure, The U.S. Capitol. It is a symbol of the American people and their government; the meeting place of the nation's legislature; an art and history museum. Today’s visit will take NAHAD guests through this magnificent building where the laws of the land are still being created. Within the building, amaze at Bernini’s “Apotheosis of Washington” in the Rotunda, learn the secret of Statuary Hall and visit the many nooks and crannies of this impressive structure.
The NAHAD tour continues within the chambers of the buildings. This private tour is conducted by expert docents from the US Capitol Historical Society and includes a donation per person to support USHS.
Tour requirements: You must have a valid government issued identification for admission through security to the U.S. Capitol. Also, this tour can be cancelled at any time due to official government business.
Monday, April 22 • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Price: $75 per person, tour includes tea at Woodrow Wilson House
Your tour will begin as you pass by the White House, home to every president since John Adams, then cross to Blair House, guest quarters for visiting royalty, presidents, and prime ministers, and where terrorists tried to gun down President Truman. Stroll around Lafayette Square to the homes of the mad major who struggled with Lincoln’s assassin and the Congressman who raced across this square to kill the son of Francis Scott Key. As you walk to your next destination you will amble past the hallowed home where beloved Dolley Madison lived and died. Continue your walk along Pennsylvania Avenue and admire the south face of the White House.
Following the walking portion of the tour, you will board your coach for a driving tour past the homes of Washington’s powerful. You will tour the Woodrow Wilson House, an impressive Georgian Revival mansion located in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in all of Washington. Learn about the world of Woodrow Wilson - the man, his ideals and his relevance today. Woodrow Wilson House is a national historic landmark and house museum that focuses on President Woodrow Wilson's "Washington Years (1912-1924)". The museum promotes a greater awareness of Wilson's public life and ideals for future generations through guided tours, exhibitions and educational programs. The museum also serves as a community preservation model and resource, dedicated to the stewardship and presentation of an authentic collection and property. We will then continue down Embassy Row and past the US Naval Observatory, home to Vice President Biden.
Tour requirements: comfortable shoes and a sweater or jacket for Washington Springtime weather.
Monday, April 22 • 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Price: $45 per person
The most fascinating thing about the city of Washington, DC is how many attractions there are to see. The NAHAD convention gives attendees opportunities to take “once in a lifetime” tours and this tour of the U.S. Supreme Court is a perfect example. For many years, NAHAD has been privileged to include Kevin Cline as one of the NAHAD staff members working on the convention. Many NAHAD members know that Kevin has a day job – he is Budget Officer for the Supreme Court. He has taken the time to set up a special tour of the Court.
Our group will assemble in the Great Hall to be met by the Court’s docent. She will lead the group to the Courtroom where a private lecture about the work and procedures of the Court has been arranged. After the presentation in the Courtroom, there will be an opportunity to continue the tour of the building and visit the Gift Shop.
Tour requirements: A valid government issued identification
Tuesday, April 23 • 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Price: $135 per person for this private VIP tour with docent and colonial luncheon
Today, you will travel back in time to the eighteenth century – to the life and times of the father of our country, George Washington. A motor coach will take you over the Potomac River to Mount Vernon Estate, America’s most visited historic house. The estate sits on a grassy, shaded slope overlooking the Potomac River. Upon arrival you will pass thru the newest additions to the estate: The Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. The exhibits depict Washington as an incomparable American hero who evolved from a young man of modest means into this country’s first and greatest president.
From the visitor’s center, you will make your way along the garden path to Washington’s home, where you will be presented with an authentic look at the life of George and Martha Washington. Docents will describe the rich history and significant historical events that took place in each of the bright and colorful rooms in the mansion. From there, you will tour the outbuildings where much of the day-to-day domestic activity on the plantation took place – from the curing, spinning and laundry houses to the living quarters for overseers and slaves. The plantation gardens will demonstrate firsthand why Washington was considered the foremost horticulturist of his day. As you venture down the pathway, you will see the tombs where George and Martha Washington are buried along with other family members. Throughout your visit, you will observe the beautiful landscape that has been carefully and meticulously groomed for decades.
After the tour’s conclusion, you will enjoy a luncheon at the adjacent Colonial Inn and you will have an opportunity to shop in the outstanding Gift Shop which includes wonderful decorative items, books, souvenirs for children, and specialty items such as jewelry.
Tour requirements: wear comfortable shoes for walking on colonial pathways and bring a jacket or sweater.
Monday, April 22 • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Price: $54 per person
When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city, and Old Town Trolley Tours knows just the right way to show off the Capitol City at night! Enjoy the sights and sounds of this truly magnificent city as you join the professional tour guides for entertaining anecdotes and historical information along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories of the spirits that haunt our nation’s capital.
On-board you'll see some of the city's most popular monuments such as the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The tour makes three stops, the new MLK Jr. / FDR Memorials, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial stop also serves the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial allowing you to see these sights in a different light.
Tour requirements: Please wear comfortable shoes to walk around the monuments, as well as a jacket or windbreaker as the open-air trolley lets in the night breezes!
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