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Nauck Walk - A Black History Tour in Arlington

Just north of Shirlington lies Nauck, the oldest African American neighborhood in Arlington.

Nauck is a semi-triangular neighborhood, bordered by 16th Road South to the north, Army Navy Country Club to the east, Four Mile Run Drive to the south and Walter Reed Drive to the west. The neighborhood was a stop on the migration route, which took shape at the end of the Civil War, from the south to Freedman’s Village.

After our walk, we will stop at Margaret's Soul Food. The restaurant is carry-out so we will take the food back to Jennie Dean park.


This neighborhood is about 2 miles from metro. It is well served by Capital Bikeshare and by ART bus 77, which travels from the Orange line. Nearby Shirlington can be reached by many buses coming from the Pentagon.


Total distance will be less than 2 miles but the route is slightly hilly.

This event is cross-posted on Capital Area Hikers and History Buffs. The leader of the walk does not profess to be an authority on the history of this area, but this is slated to be the best Nauck tour of the day.

Nature Lovers is proud to be sponsored by Clean Currents.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    very informative tour

    February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We enjoyed the walk even though we almost had a heart attack on that death hill!!!! Lol! Great information and enjoyed the people.

    February 22, 2014

  • karen

    Just arrived at GPS address. Where is group?

    February 22, 2014

  • karen

    On way. Much traffic.

    February 22, 2014

  • Victoria P.

    I woke up this morning with a fever and sore throat so I won't be coming. I hope someone else can take my place.

    February 22, 2014

  • Desiree

    Wish I could attend but work til 5:15. Please do again on a Sunday!

    February 21, 2014

  • Kathleen

    I would love to attend ... but, since I am not confident that I will be back from an earlier event in time, giving my spot to someone else.

    February 21, 2014

  • Christine

    Since I was on the wait list, I planned on something else...this sounded so interesting though so have fun!

    February 21, 2014

  • Lori

    I am VERY sorry for the inconvenience. I need to change the date to 2/22/14 (Saturday). I forgot about a conflict on Sunday.

    January 21, 2014

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