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Capitol South

This is an eclectic tour of the little visited area south of Capitol Hill along the Anacostia River. We'll start at the Congressional Cemetery (final resting place of 16 senators, 68 representatives,  two Vice Presidents, and J. Edgar Hoover!), where you will have the option of taking the Women's History Month "Uppity Women Tour" (sign up at http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/uppity-women-tour) or tour the cemetery on your own. Then it's on to the Washington Navy Yard (the oldest military installation in the US) where we will visit the grounds, museum, and the destroyer USS Barry. From there we proceed along the Riverwalk (part of a soon-to-be completed 20-mile trail along the Anacostia River), past the Washington Nationals baseball stadium to Fort McNair (home of the National Defense University) for a tour of the grounds. From there it's a few blocks to the Waterfront-SEU Metro station, the end of the 5-mile hike, via Arena Stage, the largest not-for-profit theater in the Washington area (see http://www.arenastage.org/).

Dogs: Not allowed

Guest Expert: Rebecca Roberts, cemetery Program Director

Leader: Ken Meyercord, (571)[masked]

Directions: Take the Orange (towards New Carrolton) or Blue (towards Largo) Metro line to the Potomac Ave. station.

 

 

 

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  • Debby

    Hi Ken, I was going to upload some photos for this event but can't create a photo folder. Could you open one please?

    March 10, 2013

    • Debby

      OK, I'll try this evening. Thanks.

      March 11, 2013

    • Ken

      Really outstanding photos. Thanks.

      1 · March 11, 2013

  • Cindy F

    Thanks Ken for coordinating it was a great time. Appreciate your efforts. I met some great folks that I hope I run in to again!

    March 10, 2013

  • Kirit A.

    It was great fun hiking with the Washarea Discovery Hikes yesterday. Specially the Tour of the Destroyer was a great experience. I was nice to meet this entire group of enthusiasic hikers. The leader Ken had done his homework so meticulously, getting all the details of the Congressional Cemetary as well as the Navy Yard.

    March 10, 2013

  • dan

    Informative, exercising and affable group

    March 9, 2013

  • Patricia D.

    What a wonderful day! The tour of Congressional Cemetery was really interesting, the weather was beautiful and I met some really nice people?

    March 9, 2013

  • Sultana

    Wonderful time with some great people. Thanks for the research ahead of time. Really loved the Uppity Women Tour and it was a treat to tour the U.S. Destroyer!

    March 9, 2013

  • Debby

    Enjoyed the afternoon and the company. Thanks ken!

    March 9, 2013

  • Sultana

    I didn't realize there was more to the tour, and I ended it sooner than planned. Thanks for the great day!

    March 9, 2013

  • Christina L.

    Fun

    March 9, 2013

  • J o² N

    hey guys sorry I can't make it today. car broke down

    March 9, 2013

  • Sultana

    I'm on the Metro, almost there!

    March 9, 2013

  • Mary Ellen B.

    Sorry but not feeling well.

    March 8, 2013

  • Mary Ellen B.

    Hi. Is it possible to add one to Saturday's walk?

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it this time.

    February 27, 2013

  • HappyTrails8888

    Hi there! We are already signed up for the cemetery tour. Is there any way we can add 4 to your hike from there?

    February 27, 2013

    • Ken

      Yes, if we have some no-shows, and I feel sure we will.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to go

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kind of shoes are best?

    February 21, 2013

    • Ken

      Walking shoes, e.g., sneakers (or whatever you kids call them these days!). No boots necessary; it's all sidewalk walking.

      February 21, 2013

  • Cindy F

    Looking forward to the hike.

    February 21, 2013

  • Kirit A.

    Hi, I am eager to hike with you all 'Discovery Hikers'

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure

    February 21, 2013

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    Disclaimer signed 3/9/13
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    Dues paid 3/14/15
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  • Galina V.
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  • Kirit A.
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  • dan
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  • Patricia D.
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  • Sultana
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  • Debby
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  • Christina L.
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