Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: WALKING TOURS: DC Walkabout offers tours of Capitol Hill and Pennsylvania Ave SUN, Sept 9th, Free, tips welcome and appreciated

DC Walkabout offers free, tip-based tours in DC!
Sunday, September 9th
Free, tips welcome and appreciated
Tours take place rain or shine and last about two hours, comfy shoes suggested

DC Walkabout is a tip-based walking tour group in DC that offers some really cool themed tours. Learn more about the stories behind the monuments and buildings as well as some insider history of this political town as you engage first hand with knowledgeable tour guides who share a passion for DC! Whether you live here or are visiting, these tours are sure to your experience of this city. 

When you show up for the tour, just look for the guide with the DC Walkabout logo shirt and a safari hat on!  Advance registration is requested, though not required - except for the American Scandal Tour which does require advance RSVP online. For the other tours, feel free to just show up! You can also follow DC Walkabout on facebook and @DCWalkabout twitter. Questions: call 202.421.4053 or email Remaining tours this weekend, and tour descriptions, listed below.

Sunday, September 9th
10:30am - 12:30pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tour Descriptions, listed alphabetically:

Capitol Hill
Major Sights include the Capitol Building, Ulysses S Grant Memorial, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and Union Station. You'll also have a chance to take in the grand structures of the Legislative and Judicial branches of government, see the Neptune Fountain, and gaze across the National Mall.
Meet at corner of 3rd and Pennsylvania Ave, NW same corner as the Grant Memorial (see map)
Metro: Judiciary Square

The lifeline connecting the White House to the Capitol Building, Pennsylvania Avenue is the heart of Washington DC, both symbolically and geographically. Major sights include: Lafayette Square, White House, Willard Hotel, Pershing Park, Freedom Plaza, Old Post Office, FBI, Justice Dept, Navy Memorial, National Archives, Canadian Embassy, and more.
Meet at the Baron Von Steuben Statue at the corner of H St, NW and Jackson Pl, NW in Lafayette Square, the park in front of the White House.
Metro: McPherson Sq

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