Friday, April 18, 2008

Historic Anacostia Walking Tours



Main Street Anacostia is resuming their walking tours tomorrow, April 19, at 10 AM. These are a great way for people both inside and outside of the community to learn more about our great neighborhood.

From the MSA website:
The tour travels along the historic routes of Anacostia giving participants the opportunity to see and learn about various landmarks in the historically-rich neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Tour stops include Rosie’s Row, Frederick Douglass home, Old Carver Theatre, the “Big Chair”, and a host of others.

The walking tours will be held every third Saturday at 10am through October 2008. The tour begins and ends at the Anacostia Metro Station (green line). Donations are appreciated.
2008 Tour Dates: April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18

To Make Reservations: call 202-889-5090

photo for graphic courtesy of flickr user stgermh

3 comments:

IMGoph said...

do you have to make reservations, or can you just show up (donation in hand, of course). this seems like the kind of thing i would love to do, but might not be able to commit to until the night before...

Anonymous said...

The reservations are so we know how many handouts to bring--and whether or not we need the megaphone. We may be short on handouts, etc. but we wouldn't turn away someone who did not make a reservation.

Alicia said...

Thanks for the heads up! I went this past Saturday and had a great time. Surprisingly, I was the only one who showed so I received lots of personal attention. The tour was led by a local historian who definitely knew his stuff and we were also accompanied by the exec director of MSA (who seemed to know everybody in the neighborhood!). These two provided a nice balance of historical and contemporary information.
Highly recommended!