Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin remained coy about her presidential intentions during a visit Monday to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as part of her "One Nation" bus tour.
The former Alaska governor said she is "still kind of contemplating a run," but was optimistic about Republicans' chances of winning back the White House in 2012.
Her bus tour started Sunday with a stop at the "Rolling Thunder" rally on the National Mall. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee later visited the Lincoln Memorial and the World War Two Memorial, according to her website. Over the next few days she is scheduled to make stops at historic sites in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
But she pushed back on the idea that the bus is a sign she's running for president.
"This isn't a campaign bus," Palin said. "This is a bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested in all that is good about America and to remind ourselves we don't need to fundamentally transform America, we need to restore what's good about America."
Along with her husband Todd and daughters Bristol and Piper, Palin is expected to head to the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Monday, continuing to spread her message on Memorial Day.
"The mission that we're on is to highlight America's foundation and that's a nice thing that we're getting to do, bring the family along for the ride but making sure the people are aware of where America came from," Palin said.
- CNN's Greg Clary contributed to this report.