Eyre takes you to our Nation's capital for a day on your own to explore a museum of your choice! Photo Credit Jon BilousView Dates & Book
Trip Duration: 1 Day
Meals Included: None
Tour Director: None
Deluxe motorcoach transportation
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 Air & Space Museum
Visit the newly renovated Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum featuring the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight.
***FREE TIMED ENTRY PASSES ARE REQUIRED. Reservations can be made online https://airandspace.si.edu/ (for planning purposes, 10:00am is our expected arrival time).
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.
Nearby museums/monuments: Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum, US Capitol
Stop #2 National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art, one of the world's preeminent museums, preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. The Gallery's collection includes some 141,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, decorative arts, and new media tracing the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present.
Nearby Sights: Sculpture Garden
Stop #3 National Museum of American History/Museum of Natural History
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.
Museum of Natural History
Visit the world's largest natural history museum. Highlights include the 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, Ocean Hall, Mammals Hall, Hall of Human Origins, Insect Zoo, dinosaurs, and the magnificent African bush elephant in the museum's rotunda. The Butterfly Pavilion features hundreds of live butterflies.
National Museum of African American History & Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.
Other nearby sights: Washington Monument
Stop #4 National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Experience portraiture beyond the frame. Our collections present people of remarkable character and achievement. These Americans - artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers - form our national identity. They help us understand who we are and remind us of what we can aspire to be.
Nearby sights: Ford's Theatre and Chinatown
Need to Know:
A limited number of standard and bariatric wheelchairs are available for loan while visiting some of the museums. Please visit the Security Desk to inquire about availability. Wheelchairs are provided on a first come, first served basis. Visitors are welcome to bring their own mobility devices.
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.
Tentative Pick Ups:
8:00am Long Gate Park & Ride, Ellicott City
8:45am Georgia Avenue Park & Ride, Silver Spring
9:00am Leisure World Clubhouse II, Silver Spring
10:00am Arrive in Washington, DC
Drop off #1: Air & Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshorn Museum, US Capitol, US Botanical Gardens
Drop off #2: National Gallery of Art & Sculpture Garden
Drop off #3: National Museum of American History, Museum of Natural History, National Museum African American History, & Washington Monument
Drop off #4: National Portait Gallery, Ford's Theatre, & Chinatown
Lunch on own
3:00pm Begin Pick ups
Pick up #1: Air & Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshorn Museum, US Capitol, US Botanical Gardens
Pick up #2: National Gallery of Art & Sculpture Garden
Pick up #3:National Museum of American History, Museum of Natural History, National Museum African American History, & Washington Monument
Pick up #4: National Portait Gallery, Ford's Theatre, & Chinatown
Tentative Drop Offs:
4:30pm Georgia Avenue Park & Ride, Silver Spring
4:45pm Leisure World Clubhouse II, Silver Spring
5:30pm Long Gate Park & Ride, Ellicott City
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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.
|Ellicott City|| Long Gate Park and Ride |
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
|Leisure World|| Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY) |
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
|Silver Spg/Rockville, MD|| Georgia Ave Park & Ride |
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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