WOMEN IN THE US MILITARY PRIVATE TOUR - USA Guided Tours

WOMEN IN THE US MILITARY PRIVATE TOUR

Walk in the footsteps of the historic women’s suffrage march on Washington with this enthralling tour of female activism.

Explore the exploits of brave female leaders as they fought for their rights in the capital, from special museums to memorials dedicated to martyrs. Step away from the male-dominated empires of the National Mall and into a world of struggle and strife, with unique attractions and landmarks often unseen on a typical tour of the city. Traveling in style in a luxurious climate-controlled minibus, you’ll visit monuments for the likes of Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mary McLeod – a famous humanitarian and activist.

You’ll also get the chance to see some unique attractions dedicated to the talents and tribulations of women, from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, to a look inside the American History Museum for the wing dedicated to women leaders. Your expert guide will be able to explain the significance behind sites such as the Women in Military Service Memorial at Arlington Cemetery and the Belmont-Paul monument, dedicated to the sacrifice of the Suffragettes.

  • A unique take on the history of women in Washington DC
  • Comfortable, luxurious transport vehicle with optimal views
  • Poignant memorials, monuments, and museums
  • A tour of the women leader’s wing at the American History Museum included

TOUR STOPS

Here we shall remember the women who, driven by their patriotism, joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) to help build warplanes in the factories across the U.S. and around the world. The name of the lane within the memorial is The Home Front.

 

Shows over 2400 photographs from the National Archives, some representing the nurses and other female personnel who supported the military forces in what is often called "The Forgotten War".

While we may not see any portrayals of women at this famous landmark, you'll hear the stories of Clara Barton and Marian Anderson, who did not wear a uniform, but in their own unique ways brought about changes to women's status in the military.

Here, we remember the thousands of women who served in the Vietnam War. Most of them were volunteers. Although 90 percent were military nurses, women with other professions served there as well. The eight trees surrounding this memorial symbolize the eight women who died in the Vietnam War, and their names are engraved on the Memorial's wall. Some compare the sculpture of the nurse, caring for the wounded marine, to Michelangelo's "Pieta."

Here we pause to remember the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001. All 184 victims are memorized by benches with names etched in. Some of them were military women stationed in the Pentagon. Our tour guide will guide you through while narrating the symbolisms of this memorial to all those who perished on that tragic day.

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