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Washington, DC Museum Loop

Washington, DC Museum Loop

Eyre takes you to our Nation's capital for a day on your own to explore a museum of your choice! Photo Credit Jon Bilous

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Trip Duration: 1 Day

Meals Included: None

Tour Director: No

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Includes:

Deluxe motorcoach transportation

Taxes

 

Join Eyre for the ultimate choose your own adventure day! The bus will whisk you away to Washington, DC and make stops at the most popular museums! You decide how to spend the day, and let Eyre take you there. Choose from the following drop offs to visit this museum or any nearby museum or venue/activity:

Note: Travelers are responsible for tickets, admission, etc.

 

Stop #1

National Gallery of Art

Founded as a gift to the nation, the National Gallery of Art serves as a center of visual art, education, and culture. Their collection includes more than 150,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings spans the history of Western art and showcases some of the triumphs of human creativity. Explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use audio and video tours accessible on your mobile device. Self-guided collection brochures are also available at all information desks.

 

Other museums in close proximity: Archives of American Art - Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum

 

Stop #2

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History collects, preserves, and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. Among the items on display is the original Star Spangled Banner.Through research, in-depth exhibits, extensive collections and public outreach, the museum presents America’s history in all of its complexity. The museum's collection features more than three million artifacts, from Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz to sheet music written by DC legend Duke Ellington.

 

Other museums in close proximity: National Museum of Natural History & The National Archives

Stop #3

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn features international modern and contemporary art in the celebrated Gordon Bunshaft designed cylindrical building, adjoining plaza, and sunken sculpture garden. The museum is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time.

 

Other museums in close proximity: Freer Gallery of Art & Smithsonian - Castle

 

Stop #4

The National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian cares for one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native objects, photographs, and media, covering the entire Western Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.

 

Other museums in close proximity: National Air and Space Museum

 

Stop #5

United States Botanic Garden

Established by the U.S. Congress is 1820, the United States Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Through the Conservatory, National Garden, and Bartholdi Park, the Garden informs visitors about the importance and fundamental value and diversity of plants, as well as their aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological significance. With over a million visitors annually, the USBG strives to demonstrate and promote sustainable practices. The U.S. Botanic Garden is a living plant museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Garden offers a variety of exhibits, tours, and programs for visitors of all ages.

 

Other museums in close proximity: Capitol Building & Library of Congress

 

Stop #6

National Portrait Gallery

Experience portraiture beyond the frame. The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress in 1962 with the mission to acquire and display portraits of individuals who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the United States. Today, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery continues to narrate the multi-faceted and ever-changing story of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery presents poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives form our national identity.

As the nation's only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, the "America's Presidents" exhibition lies at the heart of the Portrait Gallery's mission to tell the country's history through the individuals who have shaped it.

 

Other museums in close proximity: National Museum of American Art

 

Need to Know:

Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Pick Ups:

Departure Times:
8:00am Long Gate Park & Ride, Ellicott City
8:45am Georgia Avenue Park & Ride, Silver Spring
9:00am Leisure World Clubhouse II, Silver Spring

Trip Details

10:00am Arrive in Washington, DC
Drop off #1: National Gallery of Art
Drop off #2: National Museum of American History
Drop off #3: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Drop off #4: National Museum of the American Indian
Drop off #5: Botanical Gardens
Drop off #6: National Portrait Gallery
Lunch on own

3:00pm Begin Pick ups
Pick up #1: National Gallery of Art
Pick up #2: National Museum of American History
Pick up #3: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Pick up #4: National Museum of the American Indian
Pick up #5: Botanical Gardens
Pick up #6: National Portrait Gallery

Drop Offs:

Return Times:
4:30pm Georgia Avenue Park & Ride, Silver Spring
4:45pm Leisure World Clubhouse II, Silver Spring
5:30pm Long Gate Park & Ride, Ellicott City

Subject to Change

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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