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The 2021 National Congress of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held for the first time in Washington State on the beautiful sun-kissed shores of South Lake Washington July 9-15, 2021. A brief twelve-minute ride from Sea-Tac Airport will take you to the site of the gatherings at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Southport, a four-star luxury hotel in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. Registration for the 2021 Congress will begin on May 15, 2021 on the national website.
The Host Reception of the Washington State Society will be held at the Museum of Flight, twenty minutes from the Hyatt Regency Lake, on July 10 from 6pm to 10pm. It will include a full meal and seating for all under the SR-71 Blackbird airplane in the Great Gallery. Wrist bands required for attendance will be provided at registration for Congress. Transportation to and from the reception is included.
Mark your calendars for July 9-15, 2021 for a Congress to remember. And for the event of a lifetime, plan on attending the post-Congress “Cruise to Alaska” July 16-24. Join your friends and fellow Compatriots in the great Pacific Northwest as we explore the history, industry, beauty and adventure of this incredible corner of the world.
Please explore Washington’s website for information on tours, points of interest in and around the city, and on restaurants. A daily schedule for Congress is available here
Optional Tours Planned for Congress
On Saturday July 10, take a guided bus tour of the iconic Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum adjacent to the Space Needle of Seattle. Pike Place is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers’ markets in the United States within nine acres in the heart of downtown Seattle. Taste what is season at the farm stands. Sip some wine in the wine shops or taste some cheese in the cheese stores of the area.
From there travel to the Chihuly Museum and the Space Needle of the 1962 World’s Fair. The adjacent garden and glass house provide a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of Dale Chihuly, a world-renowned artist and glass blower who created the eight indoor galleries, lush outdoor garden, and Glasshouse centerpiece. Dale Chihuly has created exhibits in Venice, Jerusalem, France Great Britain, and throughout in the United States. A visit to this museum will not be forgotten soon by anyone who attends.
On Wednesday July 13, travel through the surrounding area to Woodinville to visit the Chateau St. Michelle and winery for a relaxing interlude after a long week of meetings and events. The winery is known for the Eroica Riesling as well as its Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon blanc and Gewurztraminer. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon. It will be the perfect way to relax and refresh before the final evening’s meal and events at Congress.
If you are looking to experience the Northwest Native American then this alternative tour on July 9 and 13 is the tour for you. Blake Island’s Tillicum Village is probably the best-known attraction on the Island and one of the leading attractions in Seattle and Puget Sound. This popular site celebrates the traditional food, dances and art of Northwest American Indian cultures, and the historic beauty of this area. The concluding four-hour boat tour features West Coast salmon baked over an open fire and traditional Native American dances as highlights. The tour departs from Seattle’s Pier 55 on Argosy Cruise.
At conclusion of Congress on July 15, it is north to Alaska on the Princess Alaskan Cruise Voyage of The Glaciers Royal Princess. After breakfast and checkout at the hotel, we begin a seanic drive from Seattle to Vancouver at 11am. (Be sure to have your passport with you in hand as it is needed to cross into Canada.) Depending on the traffic, we should arrive at our hotel in Vancouver around 2pm. The cruise runs July 16 – 24.