Trips & Excursions

Saturday, October 27, 8 a.m. to around 8 p.m.

This fall, 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 fall foliage and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement.

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Note new date change

Everyone knows Old Town Alexandria oozes charm and history, but did you know that the greater D.C. area’s first brewery opened in Alexandria in 1770? Join P&P and author Garrett Peck to discover the town’s brewing past, from the home of the first brewer, Andrew Wales, to the massive Tivoli Brewery, opened in 1869. We’ll walk in the steps of George Washington as we explore cobblestone alleys, repurposed brewery buildings, historic taverns, and archaeological artifacts such as a colonial-era ice well—and of course, Alexandria’s magnificent 18th-century architecture. 

Sunday, December 2, 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., visiting sites significant to America's involvement in World War I.

Sunday, November 18th, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.*SOLD OUT**SOLD OUT* 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.*SOLD OUT* To be added to the waitlist, please email:

March 25 through 31, 2019

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