May 4-9, 2020
Join us on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day for the Dedication of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial in Washington, D.C. and a special tour to discover the Eisenhower Legacy.
Update 3/17/2020: The Eisenhower Legacy Trip is postponed. Refunds will be issued. We will let you know as soon as the refund process is in place. Stay tuned for more information.
Recognizing their special bond, the communities of Abilene, Kansas, Denison, Texas and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will unite for a special week of celebrating their common former resident, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Join in the fun as we explore “Ike-sites” throughout Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg, PA.
May 4-9, 2020
Monday, May 4 – Our tour begins with a welcome Reception and dinner with special speaker Mary Jean Eisenhower, Ike’s granddaughter.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Library of Congress
Cost: $75.00 (includes dinner) SOLD OUT
Tuesday, May 5 – We will travel by motor coach for a full day trip to Gettysburg, PA. Trip includes: a visit to Gettysburg College, guided tour with Mary Jean Eisenhower of the Eisenhower National Historic Site, driving tour of other “Ike-sites” and dinner at the historic Dobbin House.
Departure: 8:00 a.m. from group hotel
Cost: $150 (includes meals, admission and transportation)
Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 – Tour of Washington, D.C. sites including the White House, memorials and the Smithsonian Museums. Please note the White House tours require a background check and may be subject to last minute cancellation.
Note: White House Tours cannot be scheduled until three months from arrival. Once approved, we will have 7 days to submit names, date of birth, social security numbers, gender and residence of each member of the group.
Bonus: Join in the fun as the Washington Nationals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park. Buy your tickets here.
Friday, May 8 – See the newly completed Eisenhower Memorial and visit Arlington National Cemetery.
Saturday, May 9 – Travel home.
Deadline and Details – January 30, 2020 deadline for commitment, ticket purchases, and information for background check is due. Anything after this date will be based on chance. Limited availability, if any, is expected. Tour(s) requiring background checks may not be available after this date.
Lodging – Headquarters hotel – Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, D.C., 20024. Ph: 1-877-572-6951..
Anyone can make other lodging arrangements on their own, but group tours will originate from the headquarters hotel.
Note: Hotel is one block from the Eisenhower Memorial.
Transportation – Travel to Washington, DC is the responsibility of each person. Plan to arrive in DC by 5 pm on Monday, May 4 to join us for the welcome reception.
City of Abilene – Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Denison
City of Gettysburg
Eisenhower Legacy Trip to DC brochure
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