Day Trips

Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m. – around 6 p.m.

Join Politics and Prose and experienced tour guide Ed Moser on a walking tour of D.C.’s Irish-American landmarks and personalities.

Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m. to around 3 p.m.

Join Rick Massimo, author of A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set, for a tour of the neighborhood that was home to the bureaucratic, journalistic, and spy elites of Washington during the Cold War. Discover the house where a tea set was knocked over to stave off an international incident, the restaurant where a Soviet defector escaped through a bathroom, the house Kennedy made his last stop on Inauguration Night, and a whole lot more.

Sunday, April 8, 8 a.m. to approximately 8 p.m.

This fall, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy fall foliage and explore the house known worldwide as a feat of architectural achievement.

Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C., for a walk under the trees in the Boundary Bridge area of the park, where the group will witness Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, trout lilies and other early spring wildflowers of the floodplain forest as well as the miracle of “budbreak” among the park’s venerable trees.

Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m.


Jazz and Prohibition collided in 1920s Washington, and one neighborhood saw it all. We will explore Shaw neighborhood, home to U Street and Washington’s “Black Broadway,” and visit historical and unusual sites that most Washingtonians never see. Led by author Garrett Peck, the walk will be capped by a prohibition-appropriate happy hour, of course.

Saturday, June 9, 1 to 4 p.m.



Politics and Prose welcomes you on a guided walking tour of Walt Whitman-related sites in the nation’s capital with author Garrett Peck. The tour will reflect on the anniversary of the end of the Civil War, as well as on Whitman, the poet laureate of the Civil War, who lived in Washington for ten remarkable years during that tumultuous period.