Washington, DC day trips are easy when staying in Berryville, Virginia. Experience the history of Washington DC, the proud capital of the United States, which is bordered by Virginia and Maryland. Berryville isn't too far away, and provides an excellent opportunity for a nice day trip to this historic center of government. Plan out your side trip while enjoying a cozy stay in a Berryville bed and breakfast.
Washington, DC is home to all three branches of the federal government, as well as countless monuments and museums. A city this steeped not only in politics but history too, is just waiting to be explored by you.
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Post Office Box 75039
Washington, DC 20013-5039
There are so many museums in Washington DC that you can't possibly see them all in one day. But you may want to visit some unique ones, like the National Postal Museum, dedicated to the history of the U.S. postal system. Showcasing collections of airmail planes, rare stamps, stagecoaches and a Pony Express exhibit, this museum is divided into galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibits. The history of the postal system is explored, from colonial times up till the present time.
City Segway Tours
624 9th St. NW
Explore the nation's capital atop a Segway, a unique way to view the area. Cruise through parks, around historic buildings, and past museums and monuments while listening to information from your tour guide. This self-balancing personal transportation device brings you effortlessly around town during your 3-hour tour. Take a Lincoln Assassination tour, National Mall tour, or Masonic tour. Private tours and group rates are available. This type of tour is not for little kids, however. You must be 16 years of age or older, and submit to a 30-minute orientation briefing first on how to safely operate the Segway. Zip past the White House, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, and a range of museums and other historical buildings. This is definitely a unique way to check out the sights.
819 G St. SW
If you're up for a bit of exercise in addition to learning all you can about the city's history, join up with Washington Walks. Take a guided tour of such neighborhoods as Georgetown, or take a spooky Most Haunted Houses tour. There's always some kind of walk going on, whether you're interested in touring the Capitol, National Hall Memorials or Embassy Row. Washington Walks also offers bus tours, group tours and private walks. The best part is, you don't need a reservation to take part, so if you decide to do this last minute, no worries. Most walk routes are accessible by wheelchair, and anybody can handle the activity, as the walks don't involve any hiking, just strolling along city streets. Head back to your Berryville inn for some rest and relaxation afterwards and put your feet up. You'll rest easy knowing you got some exercise in while experiencing a little piece of history.