St. Patrick’s Day Stroll through D.C. Irish-American History

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

Did you know an Irish architect designed the White House? Did you know an Irish-American co-founded the U.S. Navy? Have you heard the scandalous story of the Irishwoman whose seductive charms brought down an entire Cabinet? Or the equally scandalous story of the Irish-American President whose dalliances with a foreign spy brought on the wrath of the FBI? What about the tale of the Irish doorman who saved the White House’s most precious documents from a rampaging army?

This St. Patrick’s Day, uncover the exhilarating history of Irish-Americans in the District. Join Politics and Prose and writer Ed Moser on a walking tour of D.C.’s Irish-American landmarks and personalities. The group will meet by the General Jackson statue in the middle of Lafayette Square, and end the day with liquid refreshments at a local Irish pub.

The tour will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, March 17, starting at 4 p.m. We recommend tour-goers bring good walking shoes, sunscreen, and water. Please note that some sites may not be wheelchair accessible; tourists need to be able to walk the entire route.

If you have any questions, please email Nneoma Amadi-obi (namadi-obi@politics-prose.com) or Justin Stephani (Jstephani@politics-prose.com).

Date: Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m. The tour will be about two hours long.

Cost: $45

Meeting place: General Jackson statue in the middle of Lafayette Square (Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001).

Nearest metro stop: Farragut North or McPherson Square

Ed Moser is a former writer for “The Tonight Show” and a former speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush. He has written 12 books on history, politics, humor, medicine, and computers, including A Patriot’s A to Z of America: Things Every Good American Should Know and  Foundering Fathers: What Jefferson, Franklin, and Abigail Adams Saw in Modern D.C. He runs the “Lafayette Square of Scandal, Assassination, and Intrigue,” which hosts tours of the White House, Capitol, Georgetown, and Old Town, Alexandria, as well as historic foreign cities and Civil War battlefields. His latest book is The Two-Term Jinx!: Why Most Presidents Stumble in Their Second Terms, and How Some Succeed.

$45.00
SKU: StPatricksDayStroll

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