Day Trips

Friday, April 28th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

SOLD OUT Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of The Joy of Forest Bathing and A Year in Rock Creek Park, for a spring forest bathing walk through the enchanting Tregaron Conservancy, a woodland garden tucked away in the midst of northwest Washington that has been restored and stewarded by a non-profit organization since 2006.

Saturday, May 20th from 7:30am to 7:00pm Eastern Time

Join Politics & Prose on a 2.5 hour private guided and interactive tour with a focus on slavery and its legacies at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home.

We’ll begin on the mountaintop with an exploration of the first floor of the house, surrounding grounds and Mulberry Row through the perspectives of enslaved people who lived and worked there.

Afterwards, we’ll visit the Burial Ground for Enslaved People, and participate in a facilitated dialogue on race and the role of slavery in the United States.

Saturday, June 24th 2023, 8 am to 8 pm.

This summer, join Politics and Prose's perennial 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 the verdant summer surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement and a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, June 24th 2023, 8 am to 8 pm. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Andréa Seiger and John Dean, author and photographer of 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss guidebook for a walk in this elegant and peaceful cemetery, the setting of George Saunders prize-winning Lincoln in the Bardo. DATE: Saturday, April 22, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29th, from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Flowers and trees

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to visit the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. We will visit the gardens and learn about the plants from guides along the way. Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2023, 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday May 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees and several other nature books, for a spring walking tour of the historic and botanically diverse trees of the U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum (the new official name of the site). The visit offers the chance to admire the splendor of several species of maple and magnolia, century-old oaks, pecans, giant sequoia, and the intriguing jujube. Many of the trees, such as oaks, pecans, black walnuts and dogwoods, a perfect time to study and appreciate them. 

One Friday: May 26th 10:00am - 12:15pm 

The tour will begin at the House of Sweden (2900 K St. NW)

The Potomac is the setting for countless tales of an Indigenous trade center; the construction and subsequent demise of the C&O Canal; notable buildings; forsaken riverfront traditions; and the people who have enjoyed its bounty. Join guidebook author, 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss, and tour guide Andrea Seiger who will share stories of this most prominent DC backdrop

Meet at the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building  -- Starting Point --  Saturday, June 3rd -- 9:30 a.m.


Capitol Hill was originally going to be the social core of the city, with the capitol building being the focus of a bustling downtown area. Join us as we explore the stories of these iconic buildings.