Civil War to Civil Rights
The Stories of Washington, DC Brought to Life
Journey with MARS through American History
Walk in the Footsteps of Civil War Soldiers
and Civil Rights Heroes
Discover the places where people struggled to make American ideals a reality
Mid-Atlantic Tours & Receptive Services plans and operates group and individual tours that follows in the steps of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, and other great Americans whose lives were intertwined with the history of the nation and its capital city.
Washington, DC is dotted with sites linking the history of the city to the history of the nation. Mid-Atlantic Tours focus on Washington, DC’s role during the Civil War and the continuing challenge to realize the American dream of equal rights for all American citizens.
We’ll visit sites associated with the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s assassination in Ford’s Theater, the first major battle of the Civil War at Manassas, the Willard Hotel where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. put the finishing touches on his “I Have A Dream” speech before delivering it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and much more. Washington, DC and its surrounding countryside is haven and caretaker to some of the nation’s most treasured Civil War and Civil Rights artifacts and sites.
Featured in our tours is the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the banks of the historic Potomac River.
Take A Fun Trip to explore, learn, and experience diverse cultures, ethnic persuasions, religions, and nationalities in Washington, DC. We the People truly are: e pluribus unum— out of many, one!