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.