On the Riverfront: The Potomac River (2365)

The Potomac River's stories from past to present and the ways it is woven into people's lives. 

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

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

From its source in West Virginia to its confluence with the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River flows with history of people, place and innovation. 

Though its origin is somewhat disputed, the river’s significance to this region is robust. 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. Rock Creek, Tiber Creek, and the Anacostia River are among the most prominent tributaries that flow, or flowed, into the Potomac on its trajectory through three states and DC, each one with its landmarks to that connection. 

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, principally between Georgetown and the Anacostia River, and how development, commerce and entertainment along its banks have affected the evolution and character of the city.

Distance: Approximately 2 miles, somewhat uneven terrain 

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

One Friday: May 26th 10:00am - 12:15pm. The tour will begin at the House of Sweden (2900 K St. NW)

$50 Per Person 


SKU: 9787000011892

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