We will be hosting a series of site visits on Wednesday from 2-5 PM. Pre-registration is required.
Marriott Wardman Park
The Marriott Wardman Park, celebrating its 100th year, is 195,000 square feet of stunningly updated event space customized for gatherings large and small. Located in Northwest DC’s Woodley Park neighborhood, participants in this site visit will get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of the hotel and conference spaces.
Tudor Place (Georgetown, $20 Fee includes ticket plus transportation on the Metro)
Overlooking Georgetown and the Potomac River, Tudor Place contains 15,000 items dating from the mid-18th to the late 20th centuries. Belonging to George and Martha Washington, it is one of the largest Washington Collections on view outside Mount Vernon. The Archive holds a collection of 5,000 books and a Manuscript Collection of 300 linear feet that includes early land records, maps, photographs, moving pictures, diaries, household receipts, correspondence, and one of only three letters extant from George to Martha Washington.
National Portrait Gallery ($10 Fee includes transportation on the Metro)
The National Portrait Gallery occupies a portion of the Old Patent Office Building, a National Historic Landmark. Located just south of Chinatown in downtown Washington. This gallery has several exhibits of portraiture including: American Origins, American Presidents, Champions and 20th Century Americans. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to explore and discover creative approaches to enhance your students’ classroom experience.
National Zoological Park
One of the oldest zoo’s in the United States, The National Zoological Park was founded in 1889. Its mission is to “provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats”. Participants in this site visit will get to see smokey bear, giant pandas, elephant trails, the cheetah conservation trail and even an animal demo in the park.