Discover the foundations of our American history to the monumental beauty of Washington, DC, as Northern Virginia puts you in the center of this experience! From the revolutionary drama of the 18th century to the warp speed of the 21st century, Fairfax County’s history and heritage tells America’s story. History comes alive at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens - America’s most visited historic home. Learn about the “Father of Our Country” through the 25 interactive exhibits and multi-sensory experiences of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education center. Nearby, discover Mount Vernon’s Distillery and Gristmill with millers and distillers in period costume demonstrating the operations. George Mason’s beautiful home, Gunston Hall, and Historic Woodlawn are neighbors and just minutes away.
With over 50 vineyards in Northern Virginia alone, Virginia has been recognized as “One of the Five Up-and-Coming Wine Regions in the World” by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Enjoy exceptional award winning wines and the Virginia Wine Trails that wind through the stunning Northern Virginia countryside. After selecting your wine, music fanatics can enjoy performances ranging from symphony to rock at Wolf Trap, the country’s only National Park dedicated to the performing arts. During the summer, enjoy music, moonlight and a picnic dinner (with your wine) at the majestic Filene Center. In the winter, enjoy the cozy intimacy of performances at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
Connect with the history of flight at a museum like no other with some of the most impressive one of a kind historic aircraft and spacecraft in existence. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is a gleaming 10-story high aviation hangar that houses 23 galleries with 120 aircraft and 135 spacecraft.
Day 1 – Mount Vernon, Woodlawn, Gunston Hall
Day 2 – Northern Virginia Wineries, Wolf Trap
Day 3 – National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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