The Temperance Tour

with author Garrett Peck and P&P!

Saturday, October 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Garrett Peck, author of Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: 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.’

The Temperance Tour will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 14, starting at 1 p.m.

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

Because the tour involves around 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.


Return Policy: Refunds are only guaranteed up to seven days before the trip.

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Prohibition in Washington, DC: How Dry We Weren't Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609492366
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Published: History Press (SC) - March 25th, 2011

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