The National Mall in Washington, DC is considered the nation's "front yard". Visitors from all over the world come here to see the collections held in the various Smithsonian museums that sit on the mall. Intent on going inside, most never notice the buildings themselves - works of art in their own right. BrightPath Tours would like to change that! With our walk around the National Mall, we will take you to each of these buildings and discuss a variety of topics that will include the history of each site and the origins of the buildings.
The colonial Williamsburg you are visiting is literally a window to the past where we can see in detail the thriving town that served as the capital of Virginia for 80 years. In part one we begin our tour at one of the famous taverns that served the men we know today as our Founding Fathers. Along our tour route, we'll see shops that still provide colonial-era goods. We'll also visit some of the public buildings where the innocent and guilty had their days in court - and where Blackbeard's pirates were jailed!
In part two of our tour of Colonial Williamsburg, we step back in time once again to get a closer look at the picturesque town and the fascinating residents who lived and worked here. On this tour we leave the elegant mansions behind and visit with the merchants, the tradesmen, and the artisans who created the everyday fabric of this historic community. We're starting at one of the earliest churches in Virginia, Bruton Parish Church.
On this walking tour, your host, BrightPath Tours, will take you through some of the most famous spots that make up Historic Philadelphia. Starting at the site of the President's House with stops that include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the site of Ben Franklin's home, you'll see why this area is called the Cradle of Liberty. The tour ends at Christ Church Burial Grounds, the final resting place of many of the men who shaped our country. Tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as BrightPath Tours guides you from site to site.
Author Christine Thomas, using diaries from the townspeople themselves, newspaper reports of the day, and the general gossip of the town, paints a vivid picture of those who lived here and survived the greatest battle on the North American continent. If you've walked the battlefield already, take this walk through the town and learn about the residents who called Gettysburg home, never realizing that their town would become the site of one of the most famous battles in history.
Gettysburg has long been a destination for those seeking ghosts and unexplained happenings. Join life-long resident Phyllis Greineisen, as she leads you through the historic town, walking historically haunted streets and alleyways. The tour begins at the Dobbin House. Along the way, Phyllis will relate stories from her own personal experiences. Being a "local", she has many stories that will not only entertain but will convince even the most jaded "anti-ghost" hunter that strange things do happen in this battle-scarred town.
This unique tour takes you along one of the most famous and historic streets in Washington DC, Constitution Avenue, and ends in one the city's most famous parks, LaFayette Park, directly across from the White House. If you’ve already visited the large monuments in DC, on this tour you'll see some of the smaller monuments that are every bit as interesting and important as the better-known monuments.
Established in the mid-1700s, Old Town Alexandria is an early American town steeped in the history of America's first settlers, military leaders, politicians, and churchmen. See the places where these early Americans lived, worked, and socialized and hear many of their stories - the very stories that you'd expect from a place that produced our first President! Within this historic framework, visitors will also find modern conveniences that will make for a most enjoyable experience!
This tour begins in one of the most historic neighborhoods in DC, the area directly across from the White House, Lafayette Park. We're going to walk clear around the park and talk about the many famous - and infamous - people who lived around the square known as the President's Neighborhood. From there we'll pass the Treasury Building and the Sherman Monument before we head all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the most historic streets in Washington, DC.
If you're looking for a different tour of Washington, DC, here it is! Your host, BrightPath Tours, will take you for a walk along one of the most famous streets in the United States, Pennsylvania Avenue. Walk at your own pace, on your own schedule! This tour begins in the Ellipse, right in front of the South Lawn of the White House. After we leave the Ellipse, we'll walk along Pennsylvania Avenue where we’ll see some of the rarely-visited, smaller monuments including Boss Shepherd, Ben Franklin and the Peace Memorial.
In part two we walk the old waterfront that was once home to some of the most prosperous businesses in the country. We'll then visit some of the historic churches and the homes of some of the town's well-known inhabitants. While we walk the streets that George and Martha Washington frequented, we'll continue our discussion of Old Town Alexandria as an early American town and hear more stories of the people who worked to make the town - and our country - a place of prosperity and patriotism!
Take a walk up one of the most historic streets - and visit one of the most historic areas - in Washington, DC! On this tour, your host, BrightPath Tours, will lead you on a walk up Constitution Avenue to the White House Ellipse. Tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace! This tour begins at the Albert Einstein Memorial, at Constitution Avenue and 22nd Street. Along the route, we’ll see some of the famous buildings that are part of DC's political scene and we'll stop at some of the rarely-visited, smaller monuments.
Looking for a different tour of Washington, DC? Your host, BrightPath Tours, will take you for a walk along two of the most famous streets in the United States: Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. Walk at your own pace, on your own schedule!This tour begins at Constitution Avenue and 22nd Street, at the Einstein Memorial. Along the route, we’ll see some of the rarely-visited, smaller monuments, including Simon Bolivar, the Army Second Division, the Zero-Mile Marker, Boss Shepherd, and Ben Franklin.
If you've already seen the monuments, this easy walking tour will add to your appreciation of the history of Washington, DC. You can tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as you let your host, BrightPath Tours, take you on a tour of the President's Neighborhood and LaFayette Park. Starting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and walking along the streets that face LaFayette Park, you'll see some of the earliest formal residences built in Washington, DC, and you'll hear about the people who lived in the houses.
This easy walking tour is a "must" for those planning a visit to Washington, DC. Let your host, BrightPath Tours, take you on a tour of the East End of the National Mall! Tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as BrightPath Tours guides you from site to site. If you don't have a lot of time, this tour will fit your schedule perfectly! During this short tour, we visit two of the most popular monuments in Washington, DC that reside at the east end of the National Mall. This tour starts at the Washington Monument.