Soldiers & Suffragists

Enjoy the sites and attractions from Alexandria to Quantico and in between! Featuring the NEW Museum of the Army, and The Marine Corps Museum; a Murder Mystery Luncheon in a former prison where suffragists were jailed as well as the estates of George Washington & George Mason.

Duration
3 Days /2 Nights

Group size
25

Customization
Available!
Highlights Include:
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • Mount Vernon
  • Gunston Hall
  • The Marine Corps Museum
  • Flag Laying Ceremony
  • NEW Museum of the Army
  • Rippon Lodge
  • Farewell Murder Mystery Luncheon
  • Workhouse Arts Center
  • Lucy Burns Museum

 
Sample Itinerary:
Day One  -  Colonial Alexandria
  • Arrive in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at Mount Vernon.
  • Tour the beautiful Mount Vernon estate where George Washington called home.
  • Visit Gunston Hall and take a tour of the home of George Mason.
  • Dinner is included in Old Town Alexandria.
  • Check in to area hotel.
 
Day Two   -   Marine Corps Museum & New Museum of the Army
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Explore The Marine Corps Museum.
  • Stop to pay respects at Quantico National Cemetery with a private flag laying experience at the graves of veterans whose remains were previously forgotten. Hosted by the Missing in America Project, their mission is to find, identify and provide full military burial for these now remembered heroes.
  • Enjoy lunch on own in Downtown Occoquan. Historic Occoquan is a community rich in history and consists of residents, artists, shops, restaurants, businesses, and a local town government. With history dating back to John Smith, the town of Occoquan was a prominent industrial and commercial site at the fall line of the Occoquan River with mills, tobacco warehouses and copper mining. During Abraham Lincoln’s first campaign for the presidency only 55 votes were cast for Lincoln in Prince William County, all coming from Occoquan. During the war multiple skirmishes happened on the banks of the river and both armies occupied the town during the course of the war. Today Occoquan is a charming town full of shops and restaurants to explore.
  • Visit the NEW Museum of the Army before returning  to hotel.
  • Enjoy an included dinner this evening and free time to stop at Potomac Mills.
 
Day Three - Rippon Lodge & Murder Mystery Luncheon
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out.
  • Visit Rippon Lodge, the second oldest residence in Prince William County.
  • Enjoy a Farewell Murder Mystery Luncheon at Workhouse Arts Center. This former prison is where women suffragists were placed for protesting. People were upset it was during wartime so they were arrested for obstructing traffic. The Workhouse Arts Center houses the Lucy Burns Museum. As a site on the National Historic Registry, the Workhouse legacy is rich with stories of our American heritage. Suffragists picketing the White House for women’s right to vote were imprisoned and force-fed. Civil rights activists Noam Chomsky and Norman Mailer were imprisoned after peaceful demonstrations in Washington, DC. Notorious criminals were also held at the Workhouse like Watergate mastermind G. Gordon Liddy along with local celebrities like Chuck Brown and Petey Greene. Some of our nation’s most remarkable performers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington performed on the site.  These stories have been quietly archived and known locally.
  • Depart for home.
 
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