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Experience Prince George's for all your group tour and travel needs. At the center of it all, Prince George's is neighbor to our Nation's Capital - minutes from downtown Washington DC. We're also home to several of the region's top attractions, such as SIX FLAGS AMERICA, NATIONAL HARBOR, THE CAPITAL WHEEL, GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER, NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER, and much more! We can assist in refining your visit - whether a day trip or multi-night stay.
A River Runs Thru It - Anacostia River Pontoon Boat Tours
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Come aboard our pontoon boat for an interpretive river boat tour of the scenic Anacostia River! Public boat tours run on select days from April to October*. We welcome schools, groups, businesses, and organizations to call ahead and schedule a paid private boat tour separate from the regularly scheduled public tours. Private boat tours can be general river interpretation or themed such as "Wetlands," "War of 1812," "Native Americans," "History of Bladensburg," and more. Many park rentals and services are now available for online reservation. Kayak and canoe rentals are available via online reservation. Private boat tours are available. All trails, park grounds, and playground are open while practicing social distancing. No unpermitted group events or gatherings of 10 or more are permitted. Parking is limited due to ongoing construction and COVID-19 protocols.
Bladensburg Waterfront Park | 4601 Annapolis Road | Bladensburg, MD 20710 | Visit Website
DC’s Wild & Wonderful Connection
National Wildlife Visitor Center, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge (Note: The Visitor Center is currently closed due to COVID-19)
Get back to nature! The National Wildlife Visitor Center is one of the largest science and environmental education center in the Department of Interior. This unique U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service facility, located on the grounds of the Patuxent Research Refuge, features interactive exhibits, wildlife habitats, as well as, wildlife-oriented programs.
Established in 1936 by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Patuxent Research Refuge is the nation's first and only National Wildlife Refuge devoted to wildlife research. With land surrounding the Patuxent and Little Patuxent Rivers between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, the Refuge has grown from the original 2,670 acres to its present size of almost 13,000 acres.
The Visitor Center provides visitors of all ages with knowledge and appreciation of the role of wildlife research in preserving the earth's vital resources. Interactive exhibits focus on global environmental issues, migratory bird routes, wildlife habitats, and endangered species recovery efforts. Surrounding forests, lakes and trails provide opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation, educational programs and group tours. State-of-the-art exhibits demonstrate the value of wildlife research and the importance of making informed choices for the good of our environment.
The surrounding forests, lakes, and trails provide outstanding opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation, educational programs and group tours.
National Wildlife Visitor Center | Patuxent Research Refuge | 109001 Scarlet Tanager Loop | Laurel, MD 20708 | Visit Website
Sentry, Conspiracy & Flight of an Assassin!
Fort Washington & the Surratt House
Prince George’s County, Maryland was a sentry for a young, turbulent nation. It was also an infamous component in one of the country’s greatest conspiracies – the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Explore and experience two Prince George’s County sites closely intertwined with our country’s struggle to arrive into “national adulthood.”
First, we invite you to explore the historic remnants, of Fort Washington, that has stood as silent sentry defending the Nation's Capital, for over 180 years. Fort Washington is one of the few remaining Seacoast Forts in its original design and the only permanent fortification built to defend the river approach to the Nation's Capital.
Next, visit the infamous Surratt House. (Note: The Surratt House Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19) Once operated by Mary Surratt, it offers a walk through a page in American history. This simple country home was built in 1852, at a crossroads later known as Surrattsville. By the spring of 1865, that name would be linked to the greatest crime of the 19th century - the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. And, due to her affiliation with John Wilkes Booth, Mary Surratt would become the first woman executed by the United States government.
Fort Washington Park | 13551 Fort Washington Road | Fort Washington, MD 20744 | Visit Website
Surratt House Museum | 9110 Brandywine Road | Clinton, MD 20735 | Visit Website
The Historic “Wright” Flight
College Park Aviation Museum
Take flight at CPAM! The College Park Aviation Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport in College Park, MD.
The College Park Airport is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered one of the most significant airfields in aviation history. The airport was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright came here to give flight instruction to the 1st military aviators. It is particularly significant for the well-known aviators and aviation inventors who played a part in this field's long history.
Visitors to the museum step back in time with displays of unique aircraft and artifacts that tells the story of the airport's many “first” in flight. The museum gallery contains historic and reproduction aircraft associated with the history of the airfield, as well as hands-on activities and interpretive areas for all ages. Changing exhibits and new programs every month keep visitors coming back for more.
A reservation is required to visit the museum 24 hours in advance. Reserve your visit. Due to COVD-19 restrictions, guests need to register via Parks Direct. If guests do not have an account they will need to create one. Note: When guests create their account they must add all members who will visit into their account.
College Park Aviation Museum | 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive | College Park, MD 20740 | Visit Website
Cycling Through History Tours
MD Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
Grab your bicycle and take a ride through Prince George's County while exploring it's rich history. Details (dependent on COVID-19 gathering restrictions) to be announced soon for the upcoming tour season.
The Anacostia Trails Heritage Area is one of 13 Heritage Areas certified by the State of Maryland under the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. Heritage Areas contribute to the state and local economy through tourism. In December 2020, both a State-wide Economic Impact Study and a Maryland Milestones Economic Impact Study were completed, detailing our contributions to the state and local economies.
Certified in 2001, Anacostia Trails Heritage Area encompasses over 100 square miles of Northern Prince Georges County – bordered by Washington, D.C. to the south, Montgomery County to the West, Howard and Anne Arundel County to the North and encompassing portions of Bowie, Glenn Dale, and Cheverly to the East. This eastern boundary was amended in 2017.
The Heritage Area is managed by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. ATHA Inc. is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical, artistic, cultural, and natural resources of the Certified Heritage Area. ATHA Inc. performs its work through partnerships, programs, and grantmaking. Our partnerships include Federal partners (Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, NASA Goddard, Greenbelt National Park, and the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge); State Partners (MHAA, Office of Tourism Development) Regional Partners (Prince George’s Conference and Visitors Bureau, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County); and local partners, sites, and municipalities. Our participating municipalities are Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Edmonston, Berwyn Heights, Greenbelt, College Park, Mt. Rainier, Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Riverdale Park, University Park, the Beltsville area, Bowie, Cheverly, and unincorporated areas around Glenn Dale.
Anacostia Trails Heritage Area | Maryland Milestones Heritage Center 4318 Gallatin Street | Hyattsville, MD 20781 | Visit Website
We have exciting all-inclusive Group Tour Packages available from our partner Mid Atlantic Tours & Receptive Services (MARS & Companies) and the Gaylord National Resort. Here are some of these amazing offerings in 2021:
2021 WEEKENDS IN WASHINGTON DC (Apr 30-May 5, 4 days/3 nights)
2021 AMERICAN VALOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (May 29-June 1)
2021 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR (4 days, 3 nights)
2021 4TH OF JULY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL (July, 4 days/3 nights)
2021 WINTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS MARKETS & "ENCHANT" (December 1-4, 3 nights/4 days)
2021 A CHRISTMAS KICKOFF CELEBRATION (3 days/2 nights)
2021 HOLIDAYS ON THE HARBORS (4 days/3 nights)
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