Tours

To ensure all CIES attendees can experience Washington D.C., several tour options are available for selection during registration.

Tour Date(s) and Time(s) Cost Description
Capital & White
House Stop*
Sat., 7 March 3 PM

Tues., 10 March 10 AM

Fri., 13 March 1 PM

$40 The first stop will include a 15 minute stop at the White House where guests will receive a complete overview from an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. Moving on to the Capitol Tour, guests will experience the architecture, history, and wonders of this marvelous structure that proudly represents our Nation.
Howard University Wed., 11 March TBD $15
Library of Congress* Tues., 10 March 10 AM $35 Housed within the breathtaking Thomas Jefferson Building, guests will learn and experience many of the exhibitions, installations and galleries that bring the Library and its contents to life.
Monuments by Moonlight* Thurs., 12 March 6 PM $45 From the soaring heights of the Washington Monument to the quiet pools at the FDR Memorial, guests will catch themselves awestruck by the simplistic beauty and reflection at each stop. The Monuments Tour proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue and covers the following areas: the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorials, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Memorials for the Wars of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Smithsonian Museum* Wed., 11 March 1 PM $45

The Smithsonian Tour includes the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Castle, and National Portrait Gallery.

  • The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.
  • The Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information Center, known as the Castle, houses the crypt of founder James Smithson, 2 orientation theaters, scale models of Washington’s monumental core, interactive touch-screen program in 6 languages, 2 electronic wall maps, plus multilingual information and assistance.
  • National Portrait Gallery tells the stories of America through the individuals who have shaped our nation, from pre-colonial times to today, including poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists.

*Subject to cancellation if less than 30 attendees register for the tour. Refunds provided in the event of a cancellation.