Area Activities

Tuesday, August 15th - Pre-Conference  

Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

Time: 9am – 1pm
Meet: National Harbor Dock

  • A three-hour round-trip cruise to the Mount Vernon estate
  • Includes admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens
  • Narrated riverfront tour as you pass both historic and modern landmarks, such as Alexandria, the Ronald Regan airport and Fort Washington
  • Limit: No Limit
  • Cost: $50 per person

Guided Tour of the Capitol Building

Time: 9am – 2pm
Meet: Gaylord Bus Loop

  • Round-trip transportation to Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • An approx. one-hour guided tour by a Congressional staffer
  • Capitol Building tour includes areas beyond the Capitol Visitor Center, usually not available to public
  • Two hours of free time to visit the National Mall, monuments, and Smithsonian Museums
  • Limit: 30 people (Three separate tours, with 10 people in each tour)
  • Cost: $35

Guided Tour of Library of Congress

Time: 9am – 2pm
Meet: Gaylord Bus Loop   

  • Round-trip transportation to Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • A one-hour guided tour of the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, by a trained docent 
  • Two hours of free time to visit the National Mall, monuments, and Smithsonian Museums
  • Limit: 45 people
  • Cost: $35

Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Time: 9am – 2pm
Meet: Gaylord Bus Loop

  • Round-trip transportation to the National Mall, Washington, DC
  • A one-hour guided tour of the National Gallery of Art, West Building, by a trained docent 
  • Two hours of free time to visit the National Mall, monuments, and Smithsonian Museums
  • Limit: 25 people
  • Cost: $35

 

If you desire to visit Washington, DC beyond the 2:00pm scheduled pick-up, AHF will be provide alternative transportation back to the Gaylord Hotel.
Shuttle Details for Late Return:

  • Location: Union Station,  50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
  • Times:  4:20pm and 6:00pm