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Walk thru DC History

Walk thru DC History

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Ken is a long term resident of Washington, and lives with his wife in the section of DC called Shepherd Park, named after “Boss” Shepherd, the first political boss of Washington, DC. Ken is a US Government employee and has a wide and deep knowledge of the city, Federal politics, and local architecture. He regularly runs 10 milers and half-marathon, and cycles extensively all over the WDC…
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What we’ll do

Starting at a location mutually convenient (I'll pick Archives Metro Station, subject to change) we'll walk and talk about the many beautiful monuments and how they relate to the history of both Washington, DC & the USA. We'll walk 3-4 miles and we'll go to some out of the way places on the Mall and nearby. You'll learn about the origins of Washington, DC (the first great compromise between…

What else you should know

Tell me your comfort with walking and we can shorten or lengthen the distance.

What I’ll provide

Snacks

Where you'll be

The famous memorials and the stories behind them. Did you know that the judge of the contest to pick Maya Lin for the Vietnam Memorial design was the architect behind the unique DC Metro Statuions' design? That Lincoln sitting his memorial has each hand showing the sign language symbols for "A" & "L", and that the artist/sculpture had a deaf daughter? And that the new Martin Luther King statue was designed and chiseled by a Chinese sculptor?

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Tell me your comfort with walking and we can shorten or lengthen the distance.
Kenneth
history walk
Walk thru DC History
New experience
£34 per person
New experience
£34 per person