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Pathways of Patriots


Trace the footsteps of American patriots from Colonial times to the present through the Commonwealth of Virginia


  • 2 nights Prince William County – Manassas National Battlefield, Ben Lomond Historic Site, Occoquan, Effingham Manor Winery
  • Semper Fidelis! Quantico National Cemetery, Museum, Marine Base
  • Richmond – Statehouse, American Civil War Museum, CSA White House
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • 2 nights Norfolk – Virginia International Tattoo, NATOfest Parade of Nations



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

A flight to Dulles International Airport is your gateway to Prince William County, close in miles, but a world away from our Nation’s capitol. A traditional Southern BBQ dinner is served at Effingham Manor Winery where you’ll first attend a wine-blending class to create your own beverage for the evening’s meal. Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge – 2 nights (D)

Day 2

The first major battle of the Civil War (a victory for the South) happened in the sleepy town of Manassas, known to the Yanks as “Bull Run.” Visit the National Battlefield and Ben Lomond, site of the make-shift field hospital. Next up is the Colonial era Potomac-side town of Occoquan where you’ll be shown around by the mayor before a dinner that ends with a slice of Michelle Obama’s favorite apple pie. (FB,D)

Day 3

Quantico is a word that immediately brings the long tradition of Marine Corps strength and valor to mind. Spend a peaceful moment on the hallowed ground of Quantico National Cemetery, explore the National Museum of the Marine Corps, then visit Marine Base Quantico for lunch in one of the club facilities. Semper Fidelis! Onward to Richmond, capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Delta Hotel Downtown (FB,L)

Day 4

Visit the Thomas Jefferson-designed Statehouse which also served as the capitol of the Confederacy, as well as the home of the Davis family during this turbulent time in American history, the Confederate White House. Fully explore the conflict from its Colonial roots through its bloody finish at the American Civil War Museum. So much to see and do, but rest assured you’ll reach Williamsburg in time for the Manager’s Reception – you’ve earned it! Embassy Suites (FB,L)

Day 5

Welcome to Colonial Williamsburg, a community frozen in time. Spend a full day exploring the lives, activities, homes and workplaces of commoners and elite; slave and free where it’s always the late 18th century. Lunch in a historic tavern will provide a respite from a day of exploration in one of our country’s foremost repositories of architecture and decorative arts. Norfolk is your destination at day’s end, arriving just in time for the Virginia Arts Festival and NATOfest. Norfolk Waterside Marriott – 2 nights (FB,L)

Day 6

Enjoy reserved seating for NATOfest’s Parade of Nations, featuring the bands, dancers and pageantry of the many countries that make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. An early dinner is followed by a performance of the Art Festival’s signature event, the Virginia International Tattoo. The largest spectacle of music and might in the U.S. (but with an unmistakably Scottish drone), the Tattoo offers an astounding display of pipe and drum bands, military bands, drill teams and costumed dancers – over 1000 performers from eight countries! (FB,D)

Day 7

Return home with wonderful memories of your time in the Old Dominion, Virginia! (FB) 

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Monday, April 25, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

7 Days, 12 Meals

Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


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