October 12-18, 2023

Join us and tour five presidential homes and many more interesting sites in the Northeast. First, we will arrive in Washington D.C., meet our tour manager, and transfer to our hotel in Arlington for a four-night stay. The next morning we will have a tour of Presidential history in our capital city. We will be making stops at the White House Visitor’s Center, Octagon House that was built for President Madison, Woodrow Wilson House, Blair House where President Truman lived, and Lincoln’s Cottage. Next, we will tour the impressive U.S. Capitol Building where Congress meets, and then stop at the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and walk through the Kennedy Center. We will end the day with our welcome dinner.

Next, we will will travel north to Pennsylvania to Gettysburg and visit the Dwight D. Eisenhower home and farm, his weekend retreat while in office and where he retired. After lunch a guide will join us for a fascinating tour of the Civil War Gettysburg Battlefield where all the major events of this three-day battle occurred, resulting in Robert E. Lee’s first defeat. The next day we will motor east to Maryland and stop in historic Annapolis, where we will visit the Maryland State House and tour the U.S. Naval Academy. After lunch we will do a city tour of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, including a visit to Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, site of the star-shaped fort that successfully defended Baltimore from a British attack during the War of 1812. This event was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s poem “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The next day we will visit Mt. Vernon, the estate of George Washington and tour the plantation house grounds and visit the Interpretive Center to see amazing artifacts. We will then motor south to historic Charlottesville, home to three Virginia Presidents. We will tour the home of James and Dolly Madison in Montpelier. The next day we will visit two presidential homes. First, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello where we will tour the Smith Gallery filled with fascinating exhibits, and see a film about Jefferson before touring the classical architecture and gardens of his mountaintop home. We will then continue on to nearby Ash Lawn-Highland, home of James Monroe. On our final day we will tour three historic attractions: Hugh Mercer Apothecary, Rising Sun Tavern and the James Monroe Museum.

Tour includes round-trip home pick-up, round trip airfare, bag fee, baggage handling, travel insurance, gratuities for tour manager, drivers and local guides. Deposit: $350 per person. Double: $3,495 per person. Single: $4,245. Final payment due July 28, 2023. Credit cards accepted. Make check payable to AFC Vacations. You may sign up for this trip on or after November 29, 2022.

For more information, or for a brochure call (210) 236-5954