Happy Birthday America
Staunton, Va's Patriotic Celebration
3 Days | July 3-5, 2019
Starting At $349.00
The Homes of Three Presidents, a Country Music Concert and July 4th Fireworks. Combine it all with a Luxury Hotel and you have a great getaway into the Shenandoah Valley. Come witness the Naturalization of New American Citizens at Jefferson’s home, hear the words of Woodrow Wilson, and discover the home of James & Dolly Madison.
Prices Per Person
$329 Triple…$319 Quad…$479 Single
Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available.
Children of the Statler Brothers continue tradition
The non-profit Children’s Art Network in Staunton offers special event T-Shirts and Hats for “Happy Birthday America” which you can add to your package for $15.00 per person. We will connect you with them if you are interested.
Day 1 – Staunton,VA & Woodrow Wilson – This great Patriotic Celebration begins with your arrival at Staunton, VA. Here you check into Virginia’s finest hotel, The Stonewall Jackson for a two night stay. This evening, your group will enjoy a three-course plated dinner in the hotel’s banquet room.
Following dinner, a character actor will portray President Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. He will talk the Wilson Presidency, his years in office during WWI, as well as patriotism and what he see when he looks at the flag. (D)
Day 2 – Monticello Naturalization Ceremony – Tour Montpelier – Concert & Fireworks Celebration
This morning of July 4th you travel to Monticello – the Home of Thomas Jefferson and celebrate “the birthday of our republic” and experience the 58th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. Every year on the Fourth of July, people from many different countries come to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, to become United States citizens. The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is called naturalization. After living in the U.S. for a certain number of years, an immigrant can apply for citizenship by petitioning for naturalization.
The ceremony is about two hours in length. You will have 4 hours on the grounds with which to observe this and tour the home. During your visit, you will receive a box lunch.
Next is a tour of Montpelier, the home of Pres. James Madison and First Lady Dolly Madison. You will tour the mansion, learn about the Man, The Constitution & Bill of Rights, Slavery and much more.
Staunton, VA has a special small town July 4th tradition. For 25 years The Statler Brothers, Harold, Phil, Jimmy and Don celebrated the 4th of July by throwing a concert in their hometown. This patriotic event attracted tens of thousands of fans every year with a celebration featuring barbershop and gospel quartets, hot dogs, apple pie and fireworks.
Your group will have reserved seats near the stage as Wil and Langdon Reid, the sons of (Statler Brothers) Harold and Don take the stage with their group Wilson Fairchild (acoustic country) and continue the tradition. (B,L)
Day 3 – Depart for Home – Before leaving Staunton today you tour The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, which houses Woodrow Wilson materials from during and immediately after his lifetime, memoirs of those who worked with him, and governmental volumes concerning World War I.
At the end of that tour, you board your bus and depart for home. (B)