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|A current update on our Nations Capitol...
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001
Scott D. White
X Washington Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) are operating near their regular schedules. Please confirm any reservations with your airline before arriving at the airport.
X Since October 26, 2001, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is servicing 26 major cities. All major airlines are currently servicing National Airport.
X Of our 150 DC Tours, only 5 are closed. They are: The Capitol, The White House, The FBI Building, The Supreme Court and The Bureau of Engraving.
All 66 museums
and monuments are open with the exception of The Washington Monument, which is
currently closed for renovations (would you believe the elevator is broken!)
What's going on in DC?
1. Corcoran Gallery of Art - Jacqueline Kennedy; The White House Years - The Corcoran Gallery of Art celebrates Jacqueline Kennedy with a unique special exhibit of her iconic fashions. Some 80 original costumes and accessories from the collection of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum are on display from April 6, 2001 through September 30, 2002. The exhibit features clothing worn by "Jackie" on the campaign trail, during the inaugural festivities, at the White House and on state visits around the world.
2. International Spy Museum - The International Spy Museum, opening Spring 2002, will tell the story of famous and infamous spies, master deceptions and intelligence operations that have changed the course of history. It will feature films, interactive technology, exhibits and one of the largest collections of espionage artifacts open to the public - including the legendary German cipher machine, the Enigma; secret KGB cameras; and sabotage weapons.
3. Air and Space Museum - In April 2001, construction began for the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, a new satellite branch of the popular Air and Space Museum. The Udvar-Hazy Center will have two major exhibition hangars with over 255,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 300 aircraft and spacecraft will be on permanent display. The new facility is expected to be completed in September of 2003 and is located near Dulles Airport.
4. Preservation of National Archives - On July 5, 2001, the Rotunda and exhibit hall of the National Archives closed for renovations and will reopen to the public in 2003. For the first time in 50 years, The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights will be removed for their encasement and re-encased in new airtight containers.
*At each of these new venues there will be space for group receptions and dinners.
Some of our most popular tours. . .
After Dark -
There aren't many cities as gorgeous or romantic in the evening light as
Washington, DC. Check out our monuments in the moonlight! Breathtaking
highlights include the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Lincoln
and our Cathedral
- This tour highlights the roles our presidents have played in the history of
the Washington National Cathedral.
The Cathedral was completed in 1990 after 83 years of construction during which
US Presidents played key roles in its design and use. It is the sixth largest
cathedral in the world and an outstanding example of Gothic architecture in the
and Technology -
The Newseum, located just across the
Potomac in Virginia, is the first interactive news museum that takes guests
behind the scenes to learn how and why news is made. You will recognize many of
the photos on display and the stories behind them are impressive in their joy,
tragedy, technology, or history.
8. DC Spy Tour - Very cool! (And creepy) The spy tour takes you around several of the locations that have been associated with intelligence and counter-intelligence activities for the past two hundred years. The opening of the new Spy Museum in the Spring will add to an already intriguing tour.
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