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The Temperance Tour

with author garrett peck and politics & prose

Saturday, June 7, 1 – 4 p.m.

Put on your walking shoes and jump in the way-back machine: join author Garrett Peck and Politics & Prose on a walking tour of Prohibition-related sites in the nation’s capital.

Garrett Peck, author of Prohibition in Washington, DC: How Dry We Weren’t and Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C., will lead a tour through the sites and relics of Prohibition-era Washington D.C. and provide an in-depth history of the effects of Prohibition. On our tour, we will visit many unusual sites that, like many Prohibition-era police officers, most Washingtonians never see.

The tour will begin at the Temperance Fountain across from the Archives/Navy Memorial metro stop. From there, we’ll journey to the Old Patent Office and Calvary Baptist Church, the site of the Anti-Saloon League’s first national convention in 1895. Afterward, we’ll take the Red Line to Dupont Circle to visit the Woodrow Wilson House (Wilson was in office when Prohibition began) where we’ll see a rare Prohibition-era wine cellar.

The tour will conclude with an optional happy hour at a nearby Dupont Circle locale to toast the end of the “noble experiment.” For the full route, including a map to download, visit www.temperancetour.com

The Temperance Tour will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 7 starting at 1 p.m.

Price of $45 includes the tour and entrance fee to the Woodrow Wilson House.

Because the tour involves 1.5 miles of walking and a few staircases, we recommend tour-goers bring good walking shoes, a Metro card for the subway, sunscreen and water. Please note that not all sites are wheelchair accessible; temperance tourists need to be able to walk the entire route.

 

For more information contact athorn@politics-prose.com or scoll@politics-prose.com

 

Promotional Period: 
Jun 7 2014
$45.00
Model: TemperanceTour

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  1. I am at least 18 years of age.
  2. I understand that my safety is my responsibility.
  3. I understand and agree that the loss, theft, or destruction of my belongings is my sole responsibility.
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$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781609492366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press (SC), 4/2011