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Footsteps to Freedom by Butler Motor Tours

Footsteps to Freedom by Butler Motor Tours

Visit Washington DC and see historical places, museums, and monuments covering our country's journey for freedom for all

Services provided by Butler Motor Tours

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation

  • Accommodations for 4 nights

  • 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 4 Dinners

  • Admissions and guide service as stated in itinerary, plus all applicable taxes and gratuity

  • Stop at Union Station

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

  • Lincoln park

  • White House Visitor's Center

  • African American Civil War Museum

  • The Shaw Neighborhood

  • National Museum of African Art

  • Illuminated Monument Driving Tour

  • Harriet Tubman Trail and Visitor Center

  • Reginal F. Lewis Museum of Maryland

  • Civil War Museum

  • The Lincoln memorial

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

Day 1

9:00 am ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON, DC - Meet your Guide
NOON LUNCH ON OWN AT UNION STATION - Enjoy lunch at your own expense at Untion Station with free time to explore the shops. The city's main train station is a classic Beaux-Art design of monumental proportions. Restored to its original grandeur in the 1980's, Union Station features a large food court, a movie theater, shops and kiosks. Be sure to stop at the A. Philip Randolph monument located inside Union Station.
1:00 PM DEPART
1:30 PM FREDERICK DOUGLASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - Visit this site dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American. His life was a testament to the courage and persistence that serves as an inspiration to those who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. Visitors to the site learn about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for right for all oppressed people. In the visitor center: 17 minute film, Fighter for Freedom, shown on the hour and half hour; exhibits, bookstore, restrooms. Self-guided walking tour of the historic grounds. (Interior house tour not included).
3:30 PM DEPART
4:00 PM MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL - The long awaited memorial utilizes landscape elements to powerfully convey three fundamental and recurring themes of Dr. King's life: justice, democracy and hope. The memorial is a quiet and receptive space, yet at the same time, powerful and emotionally evocative, reflecting the spirit of the message Dr. King delivered and the role he played in society.
STOP AT LINCOLN PARK, which celebrates the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia and features Emancipation Proclamation statue and the Mary McLeod Bethune statue.
6:00 PM DEPART
6:30 PM DINNER AT THE MAD HATTER - Enjoy dinner at this lively tavern known for pub fare, that channels Alice's Wonderland with an upside down room and more.
8:00 PM DEPART - Drive by the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue) and the Air Force Memorial.
8:30 PM CHECK INTO HOTEL

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Day 2

7:00 AM BREAKFAST AT HOTEL - Included
8:00 AM DEPART WITH GUIDE
8:30 AM WHITE HOUSE VISITOR'S CENTER - Visitors can explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House, view over 90 artifacts from the White House colection, shop at the White House Historical Association retail store, and view the 14 minute film "White House: Reflections From Within".
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.
9:30 AM DEPART
10:00 AM AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MUSEUM - In January 1999, the Civil War Memorial Museum opened to the public. Using photographs, documents and start of the art audio visual equipmemt, the museum helps visitors understand the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom. See the AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL. Unveiled on July 18, 1998, the sculpture stands ten feet tall and features uniformed black soldiers and a sailor poised to leave home.
NOON LUNCH INCLUDED AT BEN'S CHILI BOWL - With high-arched ceilings, character and plenty of history.
1:00 PM DEPART on an AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR of THE SHAW NEIGHBORHOOD - Includes a drive by the Thurgood Marshall Center, a walking tour of Howard University, a drive by Lincoln Theater, a drive by Bohemian Caverns, drive by Martine Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, drive by Metropolitan AME Church, drive by Freedom Plaza and drive by Willard Hotel.
3:30 PM NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART - This is the only meseum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the collection, exhibition and study of the traditional art of sub-Saharan Africa.
5:00 PM DEPART
5:30 PM DINNER AT CARMINES - Located in Penn Quarter, Washington, DC. Our dinner includes: Stuffed Mushrooms, Mixed Green Salad, Rigatoni and Broccoli with White Sauce, Vegetarian Marinara, Chicken Marsala & Mushroons, and Salmon Oreganato. Tiramisu for the table. Included ice tea and coffee.
7:00 PM DEPART to continue on an ILLUMINATED MONUMENT DRIVING TOUR - Washington's grand buildings, memorials, and monuments sparkle and are impressive during the day, but in the evening they are illuminated, soft, focusing the solid stones and bronzes: fountains and water features shimmer in reflection; shadows darken highlighting the floodlit details. Impressive during the day - stunning at night! Includes stops at The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial and National World Worl II Memorial. Drive by other memorials and monuments as time permits.
9:00 PM RETURN TO HOTEL

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Day 3

8:00 AM BREAKFAST AT HOTEL - Included
9:00 AM DEPART
10:00 AM TUBMAN TRAIL GUIDED TOUR - Embark on the journey of the "Undergroung Railroad", past Stanley Institute, Church Creek and Madison. Next it's on to BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE to see up cose the terrain slaves traveled under the cover of night. Other sites will include BUCKTOWN AND SCOTT'S CHAPEL, & HARRIET TUBMAN historical landmarks. BUCKTOWN GENERAL STORE is where Harriet Tubman displayed her first public act of defiance against slavery. ENJOY A BOXED LUNCH. Visit the HARRIET TUBMAN MARKER and the HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD VISITOR CENTER where you can immerse yourself in Tubman's world through informative, evocative and emotive exhibits.
4:00 PM DEPART
6:00 PM DINNER AT FISHERMAN'S CRAB - Included. Menu TBA
7:30 PM DEPART
8:00 PM RETURN TO HOTEL

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Day 4

8:00 AM BREAKFAST AT HOTEL - Included before checking out.
9:00 AM DEPART
10:00 AM REGINALD F. LEWIS MESUEM OF MARYLAND AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE - The Lewis Museum has over 400 years of history in its permanent collection. take a journey through Maryland African American history in the areas of industry, politics, leisure activities, sports, media, the arts, education, the military, and more.
11:30 AM DEPART
NOON ENJOY A RUNAWAY SACK LUNCH
1:00 PM CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
2:00 PM AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR OF BALTIMORE - Meet your Guide and stop at the Orchard Street Church, the statue of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, The Billie Holiday Park the Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers historic building, and drive by the Frederick Douglass Row Houses.
5:30 PM DEPART
6:00 PM DINNER AT PHILLIP'S SEAFOOD INNER HARBOR - Dinner menu includes fresh baked rools, a cup of Maryland Vegatable Crab Soup, Chef's choice of starch, vegatable and dessert. Entree selection include: 1) Broild Seafood Trio, broiled crab cake seasoned in the classic Chesapeake style, today's fresh catch & shrimp, OR 2) Seared Chicken Breast, local chicken breast pan-seared. Coffee, Tea and Soft Drink included.
9:00 pm CHECK INTO HOTEL

B, D

Day 5

7:00 AM BREAKFAST AT HOTEL - Included before checking out
8:00 AM DEPART
9:00 AM THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL - Overlooking the Reflecting Pool, this memorial was patterned on a classic Greek temple. Inside, inscriptions from his Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address flank the 19 foot marble statue of our 16th President. Stand on the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I have a Dream" speech.
10:00 AM NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AN CULTURE - The NMAAHC is a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.
LUNCH ON OWN AT MUSEUM
4:00 PM DEPART FOR HOME

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, BL=Box Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 4 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinner, all touring and admissions listed, tax and baggage handling

 

Deposit: $ 250.00

 

Full Payment Due: July 17, 2020

 

No Refund After Final Balance Due Date

 

Departures: Butler 3:00AM/ Kittanning 3:30AM / Natrona Heights 4:15AM / Monroeville 5:00 AM

 

Ohio Departure Times Will Be Announced And Include:  Akron / Canton / Alliance / Salem / Columbiana

 

Walking Code 4: This tour requires a heavy amount of walking. to truly experience the program and destinations, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as long walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select inlcuded activities accurring later in the evening.

 

Insurance:  Travel Insurance is optional. To be eligible for the waiver of pre-existing medical condition exclusion, the protection plan must be purchased within 15 days from the time you make your initial trip deposit and for the prepaid non-refundable payments or deposits.  If purchased, the insurance premium is refundable during the 15 day review period, unless you have filed a claim or departed on your trip.  The insurance premium is non-refundable after the 15 day review period. To view/download the Policy, go to:  http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/312A-1217.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Akron, OH - Walmart Parking lot, front right end of lot, behind IHOP
2887 S. Arlington Rd. exit 120 Off I-77S Akron, OH
Alliance Carnation Mall Front mall parking lot, behind McD's at light pole
2500 W. State St., Alliance, OH
Butler Motor Tours 210 South Monroe Street, rear lot,
Butler, PA
Canton Walmart (Ohio) Park in far left corner, only area permitted
4572 Mega St. NW, Portage Rd, exit 11, off I77
Columbiana Garage 44015 St. Rt. 14 (Formerly Gadabout Office)
Columbiana, OH
Kittanning Hilltop Plaza 11 Hilltop Plaza (park in outer parking lot)
Kittanning, Pa
Monroeville Lowes 4200 W. Penn Hwy (park in outer parking lot)
Monroeville, PA
Natrona Heights Wal Mart located in Highlands Plaza on old route 28
4015 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA
Salem Burger King Rear Parking lot ONLY!!
1761 East State St, Salem, OH
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