Registration Deadline for D.C. Tours is Aug. 30

Register for the new Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting and take part in the great tours and activities you can only experience in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register for special tours and events is Aug. 30. Offered as an add-on to the forum registration, these tours will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at some of America’s most significant landmarks and attractions.

For full details on tours, including prices and schedule, please visit this page and register for the Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting, running Sept. 24-28, at this link.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Mount Vernon

Located just 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate provides a fascinating look into the life and history of the first president of the United States and his family.

8 – 8:45 p.m.

Trending Washington, D.C. area restaurants

Enjoy a taste of Washington, D.C.’s exciting food scene with other forum attendees when you participate in “dine arounds” on Monday evening. Restaurant options include the Trump International Hotel, Occidental Grill & Seafood, The Capital Grille, Belga Café, Bistro Bis and The Hamilton.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 25

Washington National Cathedral

Designated by Congress as the “National House of Prayer,” the Washington National Cathedral is among the District’s most visible landmarks. Tour the cathedral’s 57-acre site Monday morning and learn about its storied place in our nation’s history.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

U.S. Capitol

Get an inside glimpse into Congress’ inner workings and take a step back in our nation’s history by taking a tour of the U.S. Capitol building. A Congressional staff member will provide this informative tour.

 1:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Monuments on the Mall

See Washington, D.C.’s iconic monuments and memorials by moonlight during this sightseeing tour aboard an open-air trolley. An accredited tour guide will provide stories, facts and anecdotes to enlighten you along the way.

7 – 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

The former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate is known for its large decorative arts collection that includes Faberge eggs and 18th and 19th century French art. Enjoy this Tuesday afternoon tour which will cover the property’s gardens, collections and the estate.

2 – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

U.S. Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Join your fellow attendees on this one-hour walking tour of the library’s Thomas Jefferson Building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture.

9 – 11:45 a.m.

U.S. Department of State

Enjoy a guided tour of our nation’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the  U.S. Department of State’s Washington, D.C., building. Used for official functions hosted by the Secretary of State and other high government officials, the rooms celebrate our nation’s cultural heritage.

2 – 4 p.m.

Union Station

NSSGA’s Closing Reception will be held at this iconic Washington, D.C. venue and travel hub, which is one of the country’s first great railroad terminals. Don’t miss out on this great event – included in your registration for the forum.

5:30 – 7 p.m.