Join the culture club for a walking tour of some of the most majestic monuments that our nation's capital boasts. Our Berkeley alumnus and resident scholar, Dr. Richard Hyde, will lead us on this tour of of selected monuments that define the the capital city. Dr. Hyde speaks frequently on this topic and is writing a book entitled American Acropolis: The West End of the National Mall in Washington.
On this tour, we will meet at the Penn Quarter metro at 7th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, walk across the mall, inspect the U.S. Department of Agriculture engravings, venture into the Smithsonian Sculpture Garden, absorb the view from the Washington Monument, and finally trek to the Lincoln Memorial, which Dr. Hyde believes to be one of the finest monuments in the city.
When we are finished, we will walk up 23rd street to Foggy Bottom. We can stop and have drinks and snacks if we like and then take the metro home.
This tour is about 2 miles of easy walking , although there are a few hills.
For those of you who are interested in history, art and architecture, this should be very interesting. If you have middle school or high school students in your family, they might like this tour also.
Don't miss this special tour of one of the finest cities in the country: Washington, D.C.
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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