242 years ago the founding fathers declared independence and laid the groundwork for our nation. Today, you can experience the incredible lives and legacies of these brave men and women on the Adventures by Disney Philadelphia and Washington D.C. vacation. Exploring these two cities, from the revolution to the current seat of our government, makes for the perfect American adventure.
Here are just a few of the things you can look forward to on this patriotic trip.
Hop on a trolley ride through Philadelphia for a guided tour of iconic sights such as the Liberty Bell, The Betsy Ross House and Independence Hall. Walk in the footsteps of our nation’s first patriots as you explore Old City Philadelphia and dine on authentic 18th-century fare at City Tavern – a founding father favorite. You’ll feel like a local yourself!
A day trip to Gettysburg will take you to the place where President Lincoln called for “a new birth of freedom.” An expert guide will bring history to life as you cross the famous battlefield and learn more about the Civil War and President Lincoln’s iconic speech.
Panoramic views of the nation’s capital await you in Washington D.C. Visit the historic Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery by day, and drive through the city’s stunning monuments by night. On the Hill, you’ll walk in the footsteps of our leaders as you tour the Capitol and follow an underground tunnel to the world’s biggest library: the Library of Congress.
Take a scenic boat ride down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s beloved Virginia home. The estate has 500 acres of sprawling farms, vibrant gardens, galleries, theaters and, of course, Washington’s mansion residence. There is no better place to dive into the history and wonder of 18th-century life.
This Fourth of July, celebrate the spirit of America by saving your spot on the Adventures by Disney Philadelphia and Washington D.C. vacation.