Tour 11: Foggy Bottom and the West End

Sunday, January 7, 2018: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Park Tower 8226 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

Tour leader: Matthew Gilmore, H-DC

Matthew Gilmore will lead an exploration of the lesser-known aspects of Foggy Bottom and the West End—a neighborhood that has witnessed, participated in, and reflects Washington, DC’s unique history. The tour will illustrate the neighborhood’s shift from an industrial and residential area to an institutional and entertainment destination.

Participants will travel from the Washington’s first circle (The Circle) to the last remaining early industrial site in the city, along part of the avenue, then through the historic district and alley dwellings, and finally to the transformed Foggy Bottom of the Kennedy Center and Watergate. Additional stops include St. Mary’s Church, Columbia Plaza, the United States Institute of Peace, Braddock Rock, and more.

Please note: This walking tour involves walking a total of 2 miles over moderate terrain. Participants will travel to and from the start of the walking tour by bus.

Limit 20 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers

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