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United States Capitol

Capitol Building This is the building that has defined the Washington DC skyline since the present dome was completed and topped with the statue of Freedom in 1863. Sonshine Educational Tours can arrange for your group to tour this iconic building. The tour begins with a short movie in the new Visitors Center and includes […]

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Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court building The Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch of our Constitutional government. The nine justices of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for life. Customized Smithsonian field trips can also include: [catlist id=3 numberposts=-1 template=list-only]

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Lincoln, Vietnam & Korean War Memorials

Lincoln Memorial These three memorials are grouped together at the end of the reflecting pool opposite the Washington Monument and WW II Memorial. Don’t just see these memorials, but understand how they mark significant events in our nation’s history with your Sonshine tour guide. Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln was our nation’s first Republican President. He […]

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Washington Monument

Washington Monument At 555 feet 5 and a quarter inches, this is by far the tallest structure in Washington DC. In fact, at its completion in 1884, it was briefly the tallest man-made structure in the world and is still the tallest free standing masonry structure. It is only fitting that the tallest structure in […]

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Arlington National Cemetery & Iwo Jima

Arlington Cemetery Sign Arlington National Cemetery is an American military cemetery established during the Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Anna Custis Lee. More than 300,000 persons are buried here on 624 acres. Veterans from every one of the nation’s wars […]

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