2. Washington, DC: National Archives - Guided Museum Tour
Your local English speaking guide will not only be an expert on the archives, but will also share a mix of historical & political information, background stories and surprising details with you.
• The National Archives Rotunda to learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while standing in front of the perfectly-preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries
• The Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers featuring the signatures of world-famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton
• The Public Vaults Exhibits, where letters written by presidents including George Washington and John F. Kennedy are on display
• The Emancipation Proclamation, which helped end slavery in the 19th century
• A citation issued to civil rights activist Rosa Parks, illustrates how long these racial issues lasted
• In the Rubenstein Gallery, examine even older documents like the Magna Carta of 1297
With over half a million artifacts at the National Archives, you’ll be thankful to your passionate, and engaging guide for navigating you, bringing a personal touch to each tour, adding own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way.