1701 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, VA 23231
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Our Nation’s Capital is truly a city of monuments to American history as well as the seat of our government. Begin your visit with a stop at the Lincoln Memorial for a time of prayer. Enjoy a brief overview driving tour including a drive by the Jefferson Memorial, Holocaust Museum, Washington Monument, and the Capitol as time permits. Three of the world renown Smithsonian Museums are on the Mall. Choose American History, Natural History, or Air & Space. There is something here for everyone. Your guide will point out highlights of each of the museums following which you will have time to explore on your own. Lunch on your own. (The Smithsonians have cafeterias. Air and Space has a large McDonald’s.)
Jamestown Settlement & Colonial Williamsburg
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Cost per Person: $108 per person
America was born at Jamestown and the seeds of Revolution were planted at Williamsburg. This is your opportunity to get a taste of both sites in one day. The Jamestown Settlement includes a reconstructed Powhatan Indian village; replicas of the three ship that brought the first English settlers to the new world; the reconstructed James Fort where the settlers built their thatched-roof houses, guardhouse and America’s first church. The tour will include an Aglow-led prayer component inside the Jamestown Church including praying original prayers said in the historic Jamestown Settlement. A world class museum with period artifacts, dioramas and films chronicle the nation’s 17th-century beginnings in Virginia. Following lunch on your own in the spacious cafe at Jamestown move on to spend the afternoon in Colonial Williamsburg where your pass will allow you to explore many restored homes, shops and public buildings of the colonial capital at your own pace.
Richmond’s Heritage of Honor
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – Noon Cost per Person: $60 per person
Richmond’s African-American community has one of the richest heritages of any in the nation. Visit the Virginia State Capitol, where Douglas Wilder served as America’s first elected black governor. Tour the Maggie Walker House, home of America’s first female bank president. Drive through historic Jackson Ward, home of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the Museum of Black History and some of America’s oldest African-American churches. Continue along the Richmond riverfront where Tredegar Iron Works and the James River-Kanawha Canal gave pre-Civil War blacks unique opportunities. What do Stonewall Jackson and Arthur Ashe have in common? Answer this question and more along Monument Avenue.
Faith & Freedom in Richmond
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Time: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Cost per Person: $60 per person
Much of American history can be told from Richmond, Virginia. This tour takes a look at the story of God’s people in history and how, in tragedy and triumph, people and events in Richmond were used to change the community, the nation and the world. Join us for a fascinating tour showing how faith & freedom in America are intertwined. Samuel Morris, Samuel Davies, Lott Cary and John Jasper were average people like yourself who obeyed the call of God and changed history. Hear their stories and visit Capitol Square, St. John’s Church, the First Freedom Museum and more.