We are a touring & hiking club in the Washington, DC area focused on hikes and walks in and around historical, cultural, and scenic locales. Especially the towns and neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Alexandria, Lafayette Square, Georgetown, Annapolis, downtown Washington, et al.
We add to the pleasure of a sociable hike the discovery of the cultural and historical aspects of the wayside along the routes, roads, and trails we tread. While benefiting from an invigorating hike or walk, time is taken for hike leaders - as well as fellow hikers - to share their knowledge of the architecture, human history, and natural history, of the area with the group.
Our recent focus has been on the rich political and cultural history of the Capitol region.
We also welcome members to step up and provide hikes of the area's equally rich man-made and natural beauty.
Special Mother’s Day Tour of Famous White House Women, Sunday, May 9, 3 pm
A special tour of the White House neighborhood featuring notable women in D.C. history!
Including: • A protest that gave women the right to vote • A lady entrepreneur who triggered a civil rights revolution • The Italian artist’s affair with the Secretary of State • The First Lady who saved the Constitution • The woman who brought on the fall of an entire presidential Cabinet • The nation’s first female photographer, and the sculpture that honors her • The First Lady who saved Lafayette Square • The esteemed first First Lady in the White House • The most eligible women in D.C. history • The poetess who penned “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” • America’s greatest caregiver • The most successful spy of the Civil War • The Mayor’s wife who set up D.C.’s first orphanage • The wife of the ambassador to France who saved Lafayette’s life • The woman who saved Mt. Vernon • Mrs. Lincoln’s tragedies as First Lady • The quick-witted lady who saved the city’s largest bank from foreign invaders And more!
MEET: Outside the Organization of American States Building, northwest corner of Constitution Ave. and 17th St., N.W., Washington D.C.