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Washington, D.C., Lancaster County, Philadelphia & New York City

Washington, D.C., Lancaster County, Philadelphia & New York City

This program takes you to some of our nation's most historic sites.  You will walk colonial streets, visit presidential homes, climb the marble steps of memorials, run across Civil War battlefields, see unique expressions of religious freedom, pause at the Liberty Bell and be awed by the lights of Broadway.

  • Program Highlights

    Most American Christian Tours Education Programs doing the Eastern Seabord Tour Include:

    • United States Capitol Building
    • Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress
    • Night Illumination Tour of the national monuments and memorials (Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, MLK, World War II, Vietnam and Korean Wars)
    • Smithsonian Museums
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    • Museum of the Bible
    • Evening Colonial Tavern Dinner
    • Evening "Lanhorn" Tour or Special Evening Program at Colonial Willamsburg.
    • Guided Study Visit of Colonial Willamsburg
    • Jamestown Settement
    • Yorktown Museum of the American Revolution
    • Yorktown Surrender Field
    • St. John's Church - Richmond
    • Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's estate
    • Gettysburg National Military Park     
    • Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
    • Cyclorama
    • Guided Battlefield Tour
    • Amish Countryside Tour
    • Amish Farm Stop
    • The Amish Experience - theater
    • Amish family-style meal
    • Amish House Tour
    • Liberty Bell Pavilion
    • Independence Hall Tour
    • Congress Hall
    • The Constitution Center - "Freedom Rising."
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    • Time on Fifth Avenue and at Rockefeller Center
    • Observation Deck of the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock
    • Broadway Play (additional expense)
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    With extended time or an additional day the program may include:

    • The National Archives
    • Ford's Theatre and the Petersen House
    • George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
    • Additional memorials (Air Force, Iwo Jima, Pentagon)
  • Climate

    New York’s climate is temperate; in summer (June–August) temperatures can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit and in winter (December–March) can occasionally fall below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Alternating hot and cold spells are common. Expect frequent rain showers in the spring months of April and May, with occasional thunderstorms and spells of humidity in the summer. Windy snow showers and ice storms blow into New York during the winter months. 

  • Geography

    New York City is located on the Eastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. 

    New York City is made of five boroughs separated by various waterways. Brooklyn and Queens occupy the western portion of Long Island, while Staten Island and Manhattan are completely on their own land mass. Bronx, to the north, remains attached to the New York State mainland. 

    The island of Manhattan is largely a protrusion of granite, rising a few hundred feet from sea-level. The southern tip and center of the island are virtually solid granite, while areas in Greenwich Village and Chelsea are composed of softer soil. As a result of this geologic arrangement, Manhattan's tallest buildings are located in these two large "rocky" areas. 

    Manhattan is flanked on its west side by the Hudson River, and on the east side by the Harlem River and the East River.

  • Essentials

    • Getting up close to the Statue of Liberty. At this time it is difficult to get into the Statue, but just seeing her close is a treat!

    • Standing in Times Square at nighttime.

    • Going to the top of the Empire State Building / Top of the Rock / or One World Observatory and seeing the city below.

    • Seeing a Broadway Show.


  • Get Prepared


    Here is a link to a virtual reality panoramic photo from the top of the Empire State Building.


    The New Colossus - a poem by Emma Lazarus about the Statue of Liberty.

  • Senses


    New York, New York - Fred Ebb/John Kander,  famous song about New York - normally found being sung by Frank Sinatra.



    • Bagels with cream cheese
    • New York style pizza
    • Hot dog, pretzels, or roasted nuts from a street vendor


    Starbucks.  It seems like there is a Starbucks on almost every other corner in New York City.   And, of course, water.  Keep hydrated!

  • In A Word:


  • Surprises

    • Finding out that there over sixty colleges including Harvard University that call Boston home.

    • The tea that was thrown over by the mob at the Boston tea party, could have made over 24 million cups of tea and was worth $1 million in today's standards.

    • In the Boston Massacre, 5 Bostonians were killed by British soldiers.

  • Included Cities and Destinations

    Colonial Williamsburg / Jamestown / Yorktown / Richmond / Monticello / Washington, D.C. / Gettysburg / Lancaster County / Philadelphia / New York City

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