• A Brief History of the Antietam National Battlefield

    The Battle of Antietam, located in Western Maryland, was fought over a 12-hour period on September 17, 1862. This famous battlefield is often found on charter bus tours and sightseeing tours because it was one of the turning points during the American Civil War. After the battle, President Abraham Lincoln issued the famous Emancipation Proclamation, thus calling an end to slavery in the United States.

    Antietam National Battlefield monuments

    In the days leading up to the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Lee pushed the Confederate army to cross the Potomac River and eventually make a stand west of the Antietam Creek. Union General McClellan rallied the Union army to defend Maryland and push the Confederates back. Over the course of 23 hours, 23,000 casualties occurred out of the 100,000 soldiers engaged in battle. The next day, General Lee withdrew the Confederate Army back to Virginia.

    Today, the Antietam National Battlefield carries several monuments for the soldiers and leaders lost in the battle. By calling (301) 778-2007 and booking a guided bus tour with Haymarket Transportation, you can visit one of the key battlefields of the Civil War. We offer DC and Virginia guided tours, as well as educational tour services in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

  • Examining the Background of General John J. Pershing, Namesake of Pershing Park

    There is a park, often seen from DC guided tours, that has been dedicated to one of the United States’ most memorable heroes: General John J. Pershing. This war hero influenced many battles and events. This earned him an honor bestowed only on President George Washington; he was named a 6-star general.

    Pershing grew up a humble man, supporting his family at 15 years old. He tested to enter West Point Military Academy, where he graduated in 1886. Over the years, Pershing mentored future leaders. At the end of WWI, Pershing was named General of the Armies. He died in 1948 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    Haymarket Transportation is dedicated to showing our customers United States’ history with private tours, sightseeing tours, and DC guided tours near Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We have charter buses to accommodate large and small groups. Reserve your spot at (301) 778-2007.

  • Tips for Planning Transportation for Your Wedding

    Before the big day arrives, there are a few considerations to keep in mind for your wedding. Namely, you should remember your wedding transportation. This transportation should include the trip to the ceremony, the trip to the reception, and the trip home or to the airport. There are many factors to watch out for as you plan a wedding, so continue reading for helpful tips about choosing your wedding transportation.

    Planning Transportation for Your Wedding

    Book Early

    As with almost everything wedding-related, you need to book your transportation early . You should only need to reserve the limo, town car, or shuttle about four months before the event. This being said, consider the season you are getting married. If it is around high school proms or busy wedding seasons, then you may want to book even earlier.

    Shop Around

    You should not get just one quote and be done with it. Call at least three transportation companies to find out the rates. See what comes with each rate, such as refreshments, included tip, or sightseeing tours.

    Determine the Riders

    Most likely, you will need transportation for more than just the happy couple. You need to transport the bridal party, immediate family, and possible out-of-town guests who do not have a car. Depending on where the ceremony and reception are located, you may need a shuttle service to transport guests from a parking lot to the actual site. When calling transportation companies, you should at least have an idea of how many people will need to be transported.

    Branch Out

    The times are changing, and limousines are no longer the one and only choice for wedding transportation. Many brides and grooms will treat their bridal party to a party bus or stretch limo. Ask the transportation companies about all of the vehicles they offer. You can decide which vehicles would be better based on size, price, or personal preference.

    When you need transportation for your wedding, you know to call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007. We offer airport transportation for your out-of-town guests, as well as all kinds of wedding transportation near Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia .

  • Picking Sites to Visit on the Evening Twilight Tour

    When you visit Washington, DC, you must take advantage of a DC guided tour, preferably the Evening Twilight Tour. You will be comfortably transported around the city as you watch various sites and monuments come to life in the night.

    Picking Sites to Visit on the Evening Twilight Tour

    The White House

    There are few more recognizable United States landmarks than the White House. Typically used as the home of the President and state dinners, the White House is steeped in hundreds of years’ worth of history. If you have the opportunity to see this famous landmark, then you absolutely must take the time to see it on a sightseeing tour .

    The Lincoln Memorial

    Across from the Washington Monument, and very close to the White House, sits a memorial famous for the President it honors. President Abraham Lincoln is memorialized in a 19-foot tall marble sculpture surrounded by a 99-foot tall marble building. The Lincoln Memorial has been the site of many historical speeches, such as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. If you want to be a part of history, then you must visit the Lincoln Memorial.

    The U.S. Capitol

    Why not add the cornerstone of United States’ legislation to your sightseeing tour? The United States Capitol Building, also known as Capitol Hill, has been the site of several groundbreaking laws and legislation rulings in the United States. This is a monumental building that is worth a visit.

    War Memorials

    There are several memorials dedicated to the wars that have shaped the modern United States. The World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials honor the veterans who fought and died during these wars. These memorials offer visitors an important look at some of these formative events.

    During your visit, trust Haymarket Transportation to provide you with an unforgettable Evening Twilight Tour serving Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. We offer transportation of all kinds, as well as private tours for our customers. Call us at (301) 778-2007 to find out all that we have to offer you.