Our DC Tour guides are a wealth of information. They are entertaining and educational, and will make sure you have a fantastic experience when you visit DC. Check out our DC The Lights! Tour, which is an awesome Washington DC night tour. Also, the Mount Vernon tour is a must-do day trip any time you visit DC.]]>
The Potomac is known as “the Nation’s River” because of its reflection of American political history, from its formative years to the tragedy of the Civil War and the strategic planning and execution of the nation’s wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and countless events that have seized the public through the news media.
It was in the Potomac basin that first president of the United States George Washington was born and spent most of his life. In the nineteenth century, General Robert E. Lee twice crossed the Potomac River during the Civil War, which ended with the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg, also in the Potomac basin. On January 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge, which crosses the Potomac near the stately Jefferson Memorial and the massive Pentagon, and landed in the freezing waters, killing all but five of the passengers.
The Potomac is named after the Algonquian tribe that inhabited the banks of the river and that was part of the Powhatan confederacy. The word Potomac is believed by some to mean “place where people trade” or “the place to which tribute is brought.” Today the Potomac could be said to mean the place where tax-payers protest the tributes they must pay to the federal government, or how they are spent.
From the Potomac River today, one can view cultural and historic landmarks such as The Kennedy Center, the Watergate Hotel, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial, as well as the Pentagon. What better way is there to take in the beauty of this nation’s historic capitol than on a relaxing and stimulating OnBoard DC tour, including a boat cruise down the Potomac?]]>
Eating at the Harbor for Thanksgiving is a fabulous idea. There are lots of restaurants to choose from. Click the logos below to view the Thanksgiving menus for each restaurant.
Many people don’t realize that George Washington’s Estate is kept in pristine condition. You can see the Key to the Bastille that Washington was given as a gift. You can see his bedroom (and other rooms) almost in the condition they were when George and Washington lived there. You can tour the grounds, visit the outbuildings that Washington used for cooking, housing for servants, etc. There is a great museum with videos that tell Washington’s story. There is also a gift shop that has more than just souvenirs. It also has products from the nearby community and books about George Washington, Martha Washington, American History and more. Visiting Mount Vernon is spectacular.
It is the perfect addition to your Washington DC sightseeing experience.]]>