USModernist Weekend in Washington DC!

Friday-Sunday, May 1-3

People love discovering Modernist architecture with USModernist. We've taken design fans to New York, Chicago, LA, Fallingwater, Palm Springs, Phoenix, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Berlin, Zurich, and all around North Carolina - 107 tours over 10 years.  In May we tour the Washington area, with thrilling destinations and exclusive events!

Proceeds benefit USModernist's ongoing nonprofit documentation, preservation, and promotion projects.  Explore some of the most exciting buildings in the company of fellow Modernist fans, with nearly everything included.  Are you going to like this adventure?  Yes.

Almost everything's included: roundtrip direct flight, transport on our restroom-equipped, wifi-provided bus, hotel, three days of tours, two breakfasts, two delicious lunches, including one at Glenstone, and two amazing group dinners, with wine, including one at the Kennedy Center! 


SCHEDULE of DELIGHTFUL EVENTS


We depart RDU at 745am on Friday on a direct flight to Washington Reagan Airport in DC.  Here's the incredible lineup:

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Four Modernist houses on the famous Hollin Hills Home and Garden Tour - an event that only happens every two years

The Washington Modernism Show and Expo, at that building you've always been curious about, the enigmatic George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

The Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Scupture Garden, designed by Gordon Bunshaft

Vietnam Memorial Wall, designed by Maya Lin

The Pre-Columbian Pavilion at Dunbarton Oaks, designed by Philip Johnson

Glenstone, one of the largest private collections of Modern art in the world, designed by Gwathmey Siegel with a $200M addition by Thomas Pfifer

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The Donald and Ann Brown House, designed by Richard Neutra

The Francis Gregory Library, designed by David Adjaye

733 10th Street, designed by Cunningham Quill

Lunch on your own at the Quarter Market Food Hall

The recently renovated MLK Library, designed by Mies van der Rohe

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed by the Freelon Group and David Adjaye

Tour of the John F. Kennedy Center, designed by Edward Durell Stone, with a new addition by Steven Holl, then dinner on the roof!

We depart Washington at 3pm on Sunday, arriving back at RDU by 5pm.


Tickets and Details

Almost everything's included: roundtrip direct flight, transport on our restroom-equipped, wifi-provided bus, hotel, three days of tours, two breakfasts, two delicious lunches, including one at Glenstone, and two amazing group dinners, with wine, including one at the Kennedy Center! 

$1649 per person General Public, double occupancy (only King beds are available)
$1849 per person General Public, single occupancy

$1549 per person Mod Squad Members, double occupancy (only King beds are available)
$1749 per person Mod Squad Members, single occupancy

Tour Options

If you wish to fly from another city, or arrange your own air, please register then send an email with your flight information to george@usmodernist.org.  You'll receive a $125 per person rebate and are responsible for meeting the group.  Proceeds benefit USModernist's ongoing nonprofit documentation, preservation, and promotion projects. 


The Fine Print:

  • Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for tour cancellation. However, you can sell or give your place to another person with at least two weeks written notice to USModernist. 

  • The itinerary and order of events are subject to change or cancellation without notice or refund.  However, we will make every attempt to provide alternative events should conditions permit.

  • No checked luggage; only one carry-on and one personal item per person. 

  • Participants must complete a liability release before departing as is standard with all USModernist trips.

  • There is NO SMOKING of any kind at the hotel or the bus. 

  • Parking at RDU airport is not included.  We encourage you to share rides or Uber.

  • Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

  • There is a small but possible risk of overnight stay if flights are cancelled or delayed, in which case participants are responsible for any additional costs of meals, lodging, transportation, and incidental expenses.

  • Questions? Contact USModernist Executive Director George Smart at 919.740.8407 or george@usmodernist.org.