Honors DC Trip 2015, March 20-22
Friday, March 20
Option No. 1: Tour of the US Capitol Building and the Supreme Court: the seat of our government and the highest court in the land. Historic sites and major architecture!
Option No. 2: Newseum (The Museum of News and Journalism) One of Washington's newest museums in a city that lives on media coverage.
Option No. 1: Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. A historic tale unfolds in a dramatic site - the historic Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln himself saw his last play.
Option No. 2: The Capitol Steps. One of Washington's most famous comedy performances. American politics submitted to improvisation and satire! Is nothing sacred? Not on this stage!
Late Evening (Optional)
Washington is a cite of grand monuments relating to our history and identity. Dr. Hakkenberg will lead us on a walking tour of the historic and beautifully illuminated monuments in and around the National Mall.
Saturday, March 21
Option No. 1: The National Zoo.
Option No. 2: United States Memorial Holocaust Museum. One of the most popular museums in the capital, it delivers a powerful statement about the value of history and memory.
Option No. 1: "The Flying Dutchman," Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center. One of the most famous operas by the great German composer Richard Wagner. A tale of travel, a ghost ship and redemption through love.
Option No. 2: ""Sheer Madness," Kennedy Center. There is nothing else quite like it. A murder mystery, a comedy, and actors improvising based on the crowd and current events.
Sunday, March 22
Option No. 1: Eastern Market. Washington's original food and arts market, in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Browse, eat, and pretend you are a Washingtonian. Hang out on "the hill."
Option No. 2: After the Eastern Market attend a service at the National Cathedral.