On Saturday, Oct 19th, Due to the Race for Every Child and the Race for Remembrance, Stop # 3, the National Archives, Stop # 7, the Air & Space Museum, Stop # 16, the Newseum and Stop # 17, the Portrait Gallery will be closed until 11:00am. Stop # 11, the Jefferson Memorial and Stop # 12, The FDR and MLK Memorials will be closed until 10:00am.
Sunday October 27th, due to the Marine Corp Marathon, Old Town Trolley’s day tour & the DC Duck’s tour operations will be suspended. We will have normal night tour hotel pickups and night tours.
Just across the street from the Memorial Amphitheater are the memorials for the Space Shuttle Challenger and the Space Shuttle Columbia. The Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986 just a few seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members, including civilian teacher Christa McAuliffe, perished. The Columbia disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003 killing all seven crew members.