Cultural and Historical Trips

Summer 2017


National Cathedral Highlights Tour & Tea

Our National Cathedral tour and tea will begin with free time to visit the gardens, receive Holy Communion during the Eucharist Service, or take in an organ demonstration on the Cathedral's famous pipe organ featuring 10,650 pipes. We will then join a National Cathedral docent who will guide us through the beautiful Cathedral Highlights tour. Our tour will be followed by a lovely tea served in the St Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. This is a beautiful wood paneled room with magnificent views of the city. Tea fare includes a delicious array of scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sweets and finger sandwiches. Following our tea we will have an opportunity to do some shopping at the Cathedral Museum & Book Store and Herb Cottage gift shop. Fee includes: transportation on a fully equipped motor coach, gratuity, all entrance fees, and the Tour and Tea. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $90 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-217-K | 05/03/17-05/03/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Espionage in the City

Join us for a day of secrets and intrigue in Washington, D.C. The suspense begins with a discussion about George Washington and spy activity in the American Revolution, then continues with a docent-led bus tour of sites where spy related activities happened around D.C. (i.e. FBI Headquarters, the old Soviet Embassy, and Watergate, among many others!). After lunch on your own, tour the International Spy Museum's interactive exhibits, including Civil War Spies, D-Day and The Bomb, Red Terror, and Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. See "spylights" such as the German enigma machine, the lipstick pistol, an original 1964 Aston Martin DB5, and the spy pigeon. Transportation to and from D.C. and museum entry are included.

Fee: $100 Materials Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-554-J | 04/19/17-04/19/17 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington, D.C., Genealogy Research Trip

Spend a full day researching your ancestry at either the Daughters of the American Revolution Library or the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Before the trip, you will have an opportunity to discuss your research goals with the instructor, who will make a recommendation as to which resource would be best for you to visit for the day. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Registration includes transportation to and from D.C.

Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-L | 06/06/17-06/06/17 | 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.

Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-L | 06/06/17-06/06/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register