National Arboretum & Holocaust Museum Bus Trip
May 14 @ 7:00 am - 6:45 pm$95
May 14, 2019 (Tuesday) 7am – 6:45pm
The cost of $95 per person includes a chartered coach bus, a windshield tour of the Arboretum, full admission to the Museum, an evening meal with beverage at the Golden Coral (Frederick), and all associated trip gratuities. Our group will be assigned an exclusive step-on guide to tour our bus through the Arboretum gardens, and a guaranteed time-stamped admission to the Holocaust Museum with expedited entry. Note: lunch is on your own at the museum cafe. The museum is a self-guided walking-intensive tour that requires participants be able to stand and walkabout for approximately 3 hours. More information available at www.ushmm.org.
The United States National Arboretum is located in Washington D.C. just 2 miles northeast of the Capitol building and is operated by the US Dept of Agriculture. It was established by an act of Congress in 1927. Encompassing 446 acres the arboretum functions as the city botanical center. The windshield tour will take our own coach bus on 9 miles of a paved circuit through the gardens. We will see the Classical Chinese Garden, National Capitol Columns, Fern Valley, Historic Roses, and the National Grove of State Trees. From the arboretum we will travel to the Holocaust Museum Café which adjacent to the museum by walking a short distance across the plaza. Please Note: Lunch is on your own and at your own expense. The café offers breakfast foods, soups, salads, cold sandwiches, knish, pizza, hot sides, beverages and dessert options. The Holocaust Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy. There are three levels that comprise the permanent exhibit as you move through the history of the Holocaust. Listen to the experiences of American men and women who saw first-hand evidence of Nazi atrocities in the exhibition American Witnesses. Explore the Museum’s unique architecture in the Hall of Witness, the three-story glass, brick, and steel atrium that forms the central core of the Museum building. Since its dedication in 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 40 million visitors, including 99 heads of state and more than ten million school-age children. A moving, riveting, life-changing experience. On our way back to Chambersburg, we will stop at the Golden Coral in Frederick for a cost-included buffet meal and soft drink.
A portion of your registration is used to cover the bus trip expenses, and the remainder is considered a charitable contribution toward our nonprofit ministry.