Tour of Tours: Parks – Treasures of Capitol Hill
Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell
From Marion Park to Garfield Park and the neighborhood between them. From L’Enfant’s plans to the 21st century. When Pierre Charles L’Enfant developed his 1791 plan for the City of Washington, he established a network of public spaces, squares, linked by broad avenues. These squares were designated for variety of public functions, including serving as social centers of the neighborhoods. Marion Park is one such square. The residential neighborhood around it, and leading toward Garfield Park, evolved over centuries into a rich tapestry of buildings, old and new. On this walking tour we will share stories of buildings, organizations and people in the area while allowing the youngest tour-goers to enjoy the parks. Expect to walk about a mile. Tour will last between and hour and an hour and a half.
SOLD OUT Tour times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am/1pm/4pm