Cultural and Historical Trips

Spring 2015


Cathedral Highlights Tour

HCC's National Cathedral Highlights Tour & Tea includes a docent-led tour of the must-see features of the Cathedral and provides the perfect introduction to the history, architecture, and artwork of the Washington National Cathedral for first-time visitors and returning friends. The tour will be followed by a lovely 3 p.m. tea served in the St. Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. Tea fare includes a delicious array of scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sweets and finger sandwiches. Following the tea we will have an opportunity to do some shopping at the Cathedral Museum and Book Store, Herb Cottage gift shop, and visit the earthquake exhibit. Space is limited. Fee includes a full-equipped motor coach, gratuity, entrance fees, tour, and tea. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $70 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-217-K1 | 05/13/15-05/13/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Patriots Tour & Tea

Washington National Cathedral is unique among the great cathedrals of the world in that it tells stories from American history and speaks of the American perspective. A NationalCathedral docent who will guide us through the "Patriots at the Cathedral" tour. Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush have visited the Cathedral and it reaches out through its mission as a national house of prayer for all people. "Patriots at the Cathedral" explores depictions of patriots, statesmen, and heroes from George Washington to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. The tour will be followed by a lovely 3 p.m. tea served in the St. Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. Tea fare includes a delicious array of scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sweets and finger sandwiches. Following tea, we will have an opportunity for some shopping at the Cathedral gift shop and visit the earthquake exhibit. Space is limited. Fee includes a fully equipped motor coach, gratuity, entrance fees, tour and tea. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $70 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-463-L1 | 06/17/15-06/17/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washingtons & Lees of North Va

Join historian Roger Swartz as we tour Washington's childhood home, Pope's Creek Plantation, i and Stratford Hall, Robert E. Lee's boyhood home and the home of his ancestors: Thomas Lee (formed the Ohio Company of VA and MD-a fur trading company that led to conflict with the French in the Ohio Valley and the French & Indian War; Richard Henry Lee (made motion for independence in 1776), and Lightfoot Lee (signed the Declaration of Independence). There will be an en route lecture giving background to Washington's family as well as the Lees. Our goal is to point out the contrast between the two homes and show the difference in economic status between Virginia aristocracy and the "middling folk" represented by the Washingtons. Space is limited. Bring a bag lunch to eat under the Pope's Creek pavilion. Fee includes a fully-equipped motor coach, gratuity, and entrance fees. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $69 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-466-K | 05/14/15-05/14/15 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Walters Art Muesum

Join HCC's own Dr. Karen Grayor an interesting and fun day at the Walters Museum in Baltimore. Tour the new exhibit, From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print, as well as exploring the Renaissance and Baroque Galleries with free time in the afternoon to explore the four levels and two city blocks of the Walters Art Museum.

Fee: $69 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-472-J | 04/02/15-04/02/15 | K. Gray | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-L1 | 06/02/15-06/02/15 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington D.C. Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. HCC's motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping. Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-L1 | 06/02/15-06/02/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Summer 2015


Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-A1 | 07/28/15-07/28/15 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington D.C. Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. HCC's motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping. Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-A1 | 07/28/15-07/28/15 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register