Welcome to Jefferson

The town is relatively small, but don't even think of stopping for just an afternoon. The old streets (first laid out in 1842) beg to be strolled, with a requisite stop at one of the soda fountains, of course. Then there are the antique shops to browse, historic homes to tour, ghosts to hunt... Make sure you take a boat ride on the Big Cypress Bayou, part of Caddo Lake. Jefferson's a seductive Southern belle with a checkered past – don't be surprised if you fall under her spell.

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$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Monticello & Thomas Jefferson Country Tour

Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country 11.5 Hours (8 am - 7:30 pm) Tuesday & Friday (only) Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country, Just a little outside Washington DC, visitors can take in the extraordinary Virginia countryside on a trip to Monticello. This is a tour for all seasons, as the natural beauty of the area shines through at every time of year. If you’re feeling like taking some time away from the city then this is certainly the tour for you.   What can you see on this Tour? Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia where we will continue up the mountainside to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, President, surveyor, musician and artist. This relaxing tour is the perfect way to beat the hustle and bustle of city life for the day while learning about the third president and founding father. Thomas Jefferson’s life was exciting and filled with tough decisions, which visitors can learn about on visiting his home. He completed extensive education and was one of the most instrumental parties in the Declaration of Independence. His intelligence and charisma are what made him an easy choice as the writer of this important document.   Monticello was handed down to Jefferson by his father, but he designed and created the home that stands there today. He was hugely influenced by European architecture and was one of the first to bring these techniques to America. The name Monticello is Italian and means small mountain, which is a nod to its position at the top of a hill. For our attendees on this tour, there’s no need to climb the small mountain, as our motor coach will take you there in a flash. Much effort has been put in to the preservation of the home as a place for education and learning. Expert tour guides keep the home in pristine condition and inform visitors of the most notable moments in the home.   The tour also includes a stop off at the famous Michie Tavern, which is more than two centuries old! We actually stop there first. This historic location still functions as a pit stop for travelers and our visitors can feel free to dine there on the tour. It offers an excellent place to have lunch (be prepared for large portions!!!).   This is a long tour, lasting roughly 11.5 hours, from 8am to 7.30pm. Part of this is the travel through the countryside, though this will pass by quickly with our drivers at the helm. They are licensed driver guides who will narrate the trip and fill you with knowledge as we head to the historic area. Why should you go on this Tour? This tour presents visitors with the ideal way to travel outside the city for a day of fun and learning. The chance to see the famous building and learn about what Jefferson’s life and motivations were is just awe-inspiring. Come along with us on this fantastic tour!

$25 Tours & Sightseeing

Monuments and Memorials Walking Tour

Join us for a casual stroll through our National Mall's most treasured sites. You and your expert guide will visit the best of the memorials and monuments on the Nation's Front Lawn. Get inspired at the Lincoln, Jefferson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials and honor the sacrifice of our country's heroes at the Vietnam Veteran's, Korean War, and World War II Memorials. Along the way, your guide will tell you all about the great history, anecdotes, and urban legends that each site has to tell. During the warmer months, this tour is a can't-miss as we walk the National Mall at sunset. You'll see the sites come alive in a whole new way as they illuminate over the course of the tour. During the Cherry Blossom Festival, this is a perfect way to take in all the can't-miss memorials along the National Mall, while visiting Washington's famous Cherry Trees. NOTE: During the Cherry Blossom season, we can't guarantee when the blossoms will make their appearance every year, but we schedule the tour around Peak Bloom in late-March, early April. The Cherry Blossom Trees will not be in bloom outside of these dates.