Monticello

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  • Primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States
  • This famous building is on the reverse side of the nickel
  • Originally 5,000 acres, Jefferson used slaves for extensive cultivation of tobacco
  • Designed using neoclassical design inspired by the Italian Renaissance
  • Jefferson is buried on the grounds designated as the Monticello Cemetery
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Colonial Williamsburg

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  • Living history museum in the historic district of Williamsburg
  • The district is filled with 18th century buildings that are an interpretation of a colonial American city
  • Costumed employees work and dress as people did in the era, sometimes using colonial grammar and diction

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Arlington)

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  • Monument dedicated to U.S. service members who have died without their remains identified
  • Located in Arlington National Cemetery

 

National Museum of the Marine Corps

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  • Historical museums dedicated to the Marine Corps
  • Opened in 2006
  • A major expansion will include more modern history, such as the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, a combat art gallery, and a war on terror gallery

 

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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  • Annex at Washington Dules International Airport that holds exhibits including the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Enola Gay
  • The museum was made possible by Steven F. Udvar-Házy, an immigrant from Hungary
  • Opened in 2003

 

Virginia Creeper Trail

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  • 35 mile multi-purpose rail trail near the Virginia and North Carolina border
  • The trail contains rolling farm countryside

 


 

Costs

all flights $361

food $45/day x 9 days = $405

hotel $81/day x 8 days = $648

tickets (all attractions) $67

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,481