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  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Planning a visit to Washington DC? Let your host, BrightPath Tours, take you on a walking tour of the Grand Monuments of Washington DC! Tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as BrightPath Tours guides you from site to site. On this tour, we visit all eleven of the large monuments around the National Mall and Tidal Basin in DC. This tour starts at the Washington Monument. After that, we'll visit WWII, Lincoln, the Vietnam memorials, Korea, Martin Luther King, Roosevelt, George Mason, and we'll end at the Jefferson Memorial. Along the way, you'll hear stories about the monuments and a little history of Washington DC. Great for first-time OR returning...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Planning a visit to Washington DC? Let your host, BrightPath Tours, take you on a walking tour of the Grand Monuments of Washington DC! Tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as BrightPath Tours guides you from site to site. On this tour, we cross the Potomac River and visit the four major monuments that reside in Arlington, VA. This tour starts at the Pentagon Metro & Bus station. From the Metro station, we'll walk to the Pentagon Memorial. After Pentagon, we'll visit the Air Force Memorial, we'll walk through Arlington Cemetery then visit the Netherlands Carillon and we'll end at the Marine Corps Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Monument. Along the way,...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Looking for a different tour of Washington, DC? Your host, BrightPath Tours, will take you for a walk along two of the most famous streets in the United States: Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. Walk at your own pace, on your own schedule! This tour begins at Constitution Avenue and 22nd Street, at the Einstein Memorial. Along the route, we'll see some of the rarely-visited, smaller monuments, including Simon Bolivar, the Army Second Division, the Zero-Mile Marker, Boss Shepherd, and Ben Franklin. We'll walk through historic areas where newsmen and their newspapers thrived, where the lowest rungs of society struggled to establish meager lives, where protestors gathered and...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    The National Mall in Washington, DC is considered the nation's "frontyard." Visitors from all over the world come here to see the collections held in the various Smithsonian Museums that sit on the Mall. Intent on going inside, most never notice the buildings themselves - works of art in their own right. BrightPath Tours would like to change that! With our Walk Around the National Mall, we will take you to each of these buildings and discuss a variety of topics that will include the history of each site, the origins of the buildings, and the people who gave us these magnificent structures. Starting at the Department of Agriculture, we'll move up the Mall towards the US Botanic Garden...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    If you've already seen the monuments, this easy walking tour will add to your appreciation of the history of Washington DC. You can tour on your own schedule and walk at your own pace as you let your host, BrightPath Tours, take you on a tour of the President's Neighborhood and LaFayette Park. Starting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and walking along the streets that face LaFayette Park, you'll see some of the earliest formal residences built in Washington DC and you'll hear about the people who lived in the houses - the famous, the infamous and the notorious! You'll also walk through the Park, stopping at each of the statues that have resided there for over 100 years....read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Step back in time and let BrightPath Tours lead you on this audio walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, VA. Established in the mid-1700s, Old Town Alexandria is an early American town steeped in the history of America's first settlers, military leaders, politicians, and churchmen. See the places where these early Americans lived, worked, and socialized and hear many of their stories -- the very stories that you'd expect from a place that produced our first President! Within this historic framework, visitors will also find modern conveniences that will make for a most enjoyable experience! On this walk through Old Town we'll talk about some of the earliest businesses and taverns that...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Step back in time and let BrightPath Tours lead you on Part II of our audio walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, VA. In Part I, we visited some of the taverns and sites associated with the Lee family. In Part II, we walk the old waterfront that was once home to some of the most prosperous businesses in the country. We'll then visit some of the historic churches and the homes of some of the town's well-known inhabitants. While we walk the streets that George and Martha Washington frequented, we'll continue our discussion of Old Town Alexandria as an early American town and hear more stories of the people who worked to make the town -- and our country -- a place of prosperity and patriotism!...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    The Colonial Williamsburg you are visiting is literally a window to the past where we can see in detail the thriving town that served as the Capital of Virginia for eighty years. In Part I, we begin our tour at one of the famous taverns that served the men who we know today as our Founding Fathers. Along our tour route we'll see shops that still provide colonial-era goods. We'll also visit some of the public buildings where the innocent and guilty had their day in court -- and where Blackbeard's pirates were jailed! We're also going to see some of the most elegant buildings in town, occupied by some of the most influential men of the Colonial Era. And speaking of elegant buildings, we'll...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    In Part II of our tour of Colonial Williamsburg, we step back in time, once again, to get a closer look at the picturesque town and the fascinating residents who lived and worked here. On this tour, we leave the elegant mansions behind and visit with the merchants, the tradesmen, and artisans that created the everyday fabric of this historic community. We're starting at one of the earliest churches in Virginia, Bruton Parish Church. Along the way we'll see the first public mental institution established in the country, we'll stop by one of Virginia's early arsenals and we'll pass properties once owned by Martha Washington's relatives. Fittingly, we finish at the first building in America to...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    BrightPath Tours welcomes you to another of our "grand tours" of Washington DC! This tour begins in one of the most historic neighborhoods in DC, the area directly across from the White House, LaFayette Park. We're going to walk clear around the Park and talk about the many famous - and infamous - people who lived around the square known as the President's Neighborhood. From there, we'll pass the Treasury Building and the Sherman Monument before we head all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the most historic streets in Washington DC. Along the way, you'll see some of the smaller monuments that honor both the well-known and the obscure, and we'll walk through some of the earliest...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Of all the places to visit in Manhattan, the southern tip of the island is the most historic. BrightPath Tours welcomes you to our tour of Lower Manhattan! Here you'll find the city' oldest chapel -- and its first skyscrapers. Here you'll see the street that began as a barrier, extending from river-to-river. Today, that street is known as Wall Street. Our main tour route is the old trading path that wended its way from the very bottom to the very top of Manhattan Island. You've heard the name many times - it's called Broadway. We're starting at the Brooklyn Bridge where we'll take in the sites of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New York Harbor. From there, we'll take a walk through the canyons of...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    This unique tour begins at the Einstein Memorial at 22nd Street and Constitution Avenue, one of the most famous and historic streets in Washington DC. The tour ends in one the city's most famous parks, LaFayette Park, directly across from the White House. If you've already visited the large monuments in DC, on this tour you'll see some of the smaller monuments that are every bit as interesting and important as the better-known monuments. You will also visit some of the most historic buildings in the city -- buildings that are important to both American culture and American government. As with all other BrightPath Tours, you can tour on your own schedule, walk at your own pace, and spend as...read more

  • Maureen Reigh Quinn

    Richmond, VA is one of the oldest cities in Virginia and it has been the state capital since the late seventeen-hundreds. Franklin Street has long been one of the city's most important - and most beautiful - streets. This is where many industrialists - including the tobacco merchants -- built their homes. We're starting at the grandest and most historic hotels in town, the Jefferson Hotel. Built by one of Richmond's wealthiest tobacco merchants, the Jefferson has stood for over one hundred years and has catered to the famous, the infamous - and a few alligators! On this tour we're discussing the many architectural styles that you'll find all over the city and we'll talk about the people who...read more