Trips & Excursions

Sunday, April 14, 12 p.m. to 2:30pm 

Join Politics and Prose and Garrett Peck, author of The Great War and Its Aftermath for a tour of Washington, D.C., this Spring, visiting sites significant to America's involvement in World War I.

Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to around 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P 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 serenity of the surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement.

September 18 through 25, 2019

Next September, join P&P and a group of like-minded travelers in exploring the castles, estates, and gardens in the Southeast of England. We’ll be touring famed gardens and historic towns, as well as several sites overseen by the National Trust, which is a charitable organization with a mission to protect many of Britain’s most culturally and historically important landmarks. Our base will be the popular Georgian spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, which has been an attraction for visitors since a mineral water spring was discovered here more than 400 years ago, bringing royal visitors looking for eternal health.

 

March 25 through 31, 2019

Politics and Prose invites you to join us for a week of Art and Culture in Barcelona, Spain.

Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. to around 3 p.m.

 

Join Rick Massimo, author of A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set, for a tour of the neighborhood that was home to the bureaucratic, journalistic, and spy elites of Washington during the Cold War. Discover the house where a tea set was knocked over to stave off an international incident, the restaurant where a Soviet defector escaped through a bathroom, the house Kennedy made his last stop on Inauguration Night, and a whole lot more.

Saturday, May 11 to 4 p.m.

 

Politics and Prose welcomes you on a guided walking tour of Walt Whitman-related sites in the nation’s capital with author Garrett Peck. The tour will reflect on the anniversary of the end of the Civil War, as well as on Whitman, the poet laureate of the Civil War, who lived in Washington for ten remarkable years during that tumultuous period.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss guidebook author Andréa Seiger and photographer John Dean on a walking tour of this photogenic neighborhood. Andrea will share stories of the neighborhood and John will offer his top photography tips along the way to enable you to take more artful photos, whether with a 35mm or a cell phone.

Sunday, April 7th, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C., for a walk under the trees in the Boundary Bridge area of the park, where the group will
see the last blaze of autumn glory in the trees and learn to identify them by their leaves, bark, acorns and other fall fruits. The enchanting, native witch-hazel will be in bloom and perhaps some fall wildflowers.

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This tour, led by Kim Roberts, focuses on two remarkable writers who lived in Washington, DC in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first Aftican American poet to become nationally known. His wife, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, is less well known, but she was also an accomplished writer of poetry, fiction, and journalism. This tour will provide context for their lives in DC, discussing the African American intelligentsia who were drawn to LeDroit Park and the surrounding Shaw neighborhood in the years between the Civil War and World War I.