Day 1 :
Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
- Arrive in Washington, D.C.:
Meet your Christian Discoveries
Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in
our nation’s capital.
† Discuss God’s hand in America’s history and the role of people of
faith in our country
- Arlington National Cemetery:
Pay your respects to the
hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who
sacrificed their lives for our country. During the Changing of
the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reflect on the
true meaning of sacrifice while Taps is played to honor the
- † Devotional Discussion: Learn from the sacrifices of others:
- Iwo Jima Memorial:
Think about the inscription on the
statue’s base, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” while
you explore this tribute to the U.S. Marines who died while
serving our country.
- Pentagon Memorial:
Visit the outdoor installation honoring
the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the
- Hotel Check-In:
Day 2 :
Walk in the Footsteps of Our Founding Fathers
† Morning Devotional
Walk the beautiful streets of Old Town Alexandria
and follow in the footsteps of many of our Founding Fathers.
- Mount Vernon:
Explore George Washington’s estate, the
mansion he shared with Martha, and an education center that
showcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- † Devotional Discussion: The faith of our Founding Fathers:
- Smithsonian Institution:
Discover some of the museums
making up the Smithsonian Institution, such as the Natural
History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the
National Gallery of Art, and the American History Museum.
- Museum of the Bible:
Learn about the narrative, history, and impact of The Bible in a series of specialized exhibits
- Jefferson Memorial:
Read some of Jefferson’s famous
writings on the walls of this great memorial and gain a new
respect for the foresight he had while writing the Declaration
- FDR Memorial:
Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached out
to the American people during the Great Depression.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial:
newest memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist.
Day 3 :
Continue to Explore Our Nation's Capital
† Morning Devotional
- Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House:
Follow the mystery of Lincoln’s assassination from Ford’s
Theatre to the nearby house where he died.
- White House:
(picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of
the most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
- † Devotional: Pray for the president:
- National Archives:
See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and
Declaration of Independence, and understand how they
impact our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- Capitol Hill:
Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakers
meet; explore the Visitor Center (by appointment); take in the
miles of books at the Library of Congress; and sit on the steps
of the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
- † Devotional Discussion: Explore the Christian foundations of our
- Lincoln Memorial:
Contemplate Lincoln’s achievements and
stand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stood when he delivered
his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
- † Devotional Discussion: Reflect on the cost of freedom:
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial:
Scan more than 58,000 names
inscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women who
were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
- Korean War Veterans Memorial:
Walk among 19 statues,
each depicting a soldier in realistic garb, as they march
through Korea’s rough terrain during the Korean War.
Day 4 :
Reflect and Consider History
- Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out:
† Morning Devotional
- Washington Monument:
(picture stop) Snap some photos in
front of the world’s tallest stone monument.
- World War II Memorial:
Deepen your appreciation for the
16 million who served and 400,000 who lost their lives in
battle while fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.
- Holocaust Museum:
Experience the Holocaust through the
eyes of a child in Daniel’s Story, at this living memorial to the
victims of Nazi Germany.
- Embassy Row:
Ride through the impressive Washington,
D.C., street that is lined with more than 100 foreign
- National Zoo:
Come face-to-face with more than 3,500 exotic
animals, including two giant pandas on loan from China.
- † Closing Discussion: What part will you play in God’s plan for our
- Dinner and depart Washington, D.C., for home.:
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