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DC Military Tours

Washington DC, DC, USA
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About DC Military Tours
We are DC's only veteran owned and operated tour company. Get behind the scenes access to area attractions with a trained military historian. For your private group tour, choose from over 45 sites of interest in the National Capital Region. Perfect for private tours and groups.
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ekaycowan wrote a review Jun 24
South Dartmouth Massachusetts, United States2 contributions2 helpful votes
We went to the museum at Quantico. Tom had encyclopedic knowledge of history. Our focus was WWII. Excellent.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from dcmilitarytours, Owner at DC Military Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Kay, I was glad that you, Bill, and your grandson Ethan could spend the day with me. Keep me in mind for experiences for future out of town guests. - Tom
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Jason H wrote a review Jun 20
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Anyone visiting Washington DC for the first time should book this super informative tour. Tom was so knowledgeable on all things Washington DC. He took the tour at our pace and answered all of our questions. We didn't get to see all of the monuments, so I will be booking again when I come back!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Colin H wrote a review May 2022
Looe, United Kingdom389 contributions50 helpful votes
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This was one of five experiences we had with Tom Schultz from DC Military Tours and this one fulfilled an ambition to visit Gettysburg I've held since I was ten years old. Tom has an extensive knowledge of the battle and after visiting the cyclorama (time in there was a little short sadly, due to the number of visitors) and the National Cemetery we toured the field by car following the action day by day. Our stops included the Union delaying actions on day 1 north of the town; the Confederate lines and memorials, Little Round Top and The 'Angle'. You could spend a week on the field and not see everything, that said, Tom packed in an awful lot in the day. His military knowledge of topography and the minds and bodies of fighting men made his commentaries highly detailed and insightful. Tom is much more than a tour guide. He is a historian who also has the knowledge and experience of a 20 year Navy veteran. On a practical level he picks up from your accommodation and drops you back at the end of the tour (this was a 'proper' full day tour). Tom's knowledge is extensive as you would expect. That said, his superpower, if you like, is the ability to pitch and flex your experience to exactly what you are interested in. Your experience will start on the journey to Gettysburg when Tom will talk about the background to the battle and set the scene. Tom doesn't follow a rigidly set route or script, he's too good for that, and he will 'call an audible' if he thinks a stop somewhere would be interesting for you as his listens to your questions and comments. On this occasion I happened to mention Longstreet's Memorial early in the day and later on; there we were. He was also able to enthuse my wife, who was very much humouring my enthusiasm to begin with, so much so that she started listening to Stephen Sears book 'Gettysburg' through Audible on the flight home! Tom's enthusiasm for history is obvious and somewhat infectious, and this makes him a perfect guide.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from dcmilitarytours, Owner at DC Military Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Colin and Allison, I'm so glad we were able to spend a week together on Civil War themed sites in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Your kind praise is overwhelming. I'm particularly pleased that Allison enjoyed the experience as the Civil War is more of your hobby horse. I'm also most pleased to make your acquaintance as a friend. I will definitely knock on your door in Cornwall when I finally get my act together for a visit to England. Best wishes. Please do come back. - Tom
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Colin H wrote a review May 2022
Looe, United Kingdom389 contributions50 helpful votes
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This was one of five experiences we had with Tom Schultz from DC Military Tours. As other reviewers have said, Tom has an extensive knowledge of the National Cemetery and walked my wife and I around, pointing out the key internments and monuments and giving plenty of background and context. The Guard change ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns was as moving as you would expect and Tom's knowledge of the details of the ceremony was excellent. We also stopped at the Marine Corps memorial at the end of the tour. Tom is much more than a tour guide. He is a historian who also has the knowledge and experience of a 20 year Navy veteran. On a practical level he picks up from your accommodation and drops you back at the end of the tour (that said, on this occasion, he kindly dropped us in Georgetown). Tom's knowledge is extensive as you would expect. That said, his superpower, if you like, is the ability to pitch and flex your experience to exactly what you are interested in. In Arlington he will seek out areas or individual burials for you. For us he took us to some of the less visited areas of the cemetery where the Civil War and First War burials are and where the USCT lie. Tom doesn't necessarily follow a set route or script, he's too good for that, and he will 'call an audible' if he thinks a stop somewhere would be interesting for you as his listens to your questions and comments. Tom's enthusiasm for history is obvious and somewhat infectious, and this makes him a perfect guide. We would highly recommend DCMT to anyone.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from dcmilitarytours, Owner at DC Military Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Colin and Allison, Thank you for your kind review. I was glad that we were able to make some discoveries together in Arlington. I had not had a chance beforehand to visit the few Commonwealth graves from WWII at the Cemetery so I was pleased we could share that experience. The 'roads less traveled' at Arlington always lead to a more thorough and intimate experience. As I may have mentioned, it would take three days to see all of Arlington. On your future return trip, we can see more intimate areas of the Cemetery that we did not cover this time around. Our new friendship is important to me. Please come back soon. - Tom
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Pam N wrote a review May 2022
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour experiences with Tom, beginning with his providing transportation literally from doorstep to tour site and back for our group of 4. He was prompt, polite and cordial in manner. Since these were walking tours, Tom’s “pace” was relaxed; he always made sure we were in great vantage points for viewing and/or sidestepping tour delays from same site crowds. He demonstrated considerable knowledge about each tour, through his painting colorful stories about the people and grounds of each tour in a quite detailed, yet conversational style that was easy to follow. Tom readily responded to our questions(spontaneous, or from Tom’s own requests) in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. As a result, we learned considerably about the facts and story lines for these particular American histories which we had not previously known, or just barely known. We highly recommend booking a tour with Tom.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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