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Exploring a Secret Fort
We're going to explore one of the true hidden wonders of Washington, D.C., a Civil War fort nestled deep in Rock Creek Park. In July, 1864, a Confederate Army attempted a surprise invasion of Washington, D.C., hoping to sow panic and drive Congress and President Lincoln from the Capitol. Confederate forces swept into the city, and fought a desperate battle among the northern defenses of Washington. President Lincoln rode over to the see the fighting, the only time in American history a president has been under enemy fire. Eventually Union forces repelled the attack, and Washington was saved. It’s considered one of the greatest what-ifs in American history: Had the Union lost the battle, most historians believe there would have been a negotiated settlement to the war, and a durable Confederate nation. We’re going to visit Fort DeRussy, one of the forts that drove back the Confederate attack, and learn the full story of how the Civil War came to Washington. Abandoned after the war and overgrown, Fort DeRussy was practically lost to history. Today, it’s virtually unknown: I grew up blocks away and didn't even know it was there. It's an astonishing, beautiful ruin in a peaceful forest grove. Other things to note Please check the weather in advance and dress accordingly. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting a bit dirty and be sure to wear comfy shoes.
Make a Celebration Ring
We will begin with a peek in the Gallery, featuring jewelry handcrafted by US artisans, and a tour of our Studio School. I will also share some history of our 1890 Victorian-era building. In the workshop, you will use steel letter stamps and a hammer to impress words of your choice onto sterling silver strips. Then, you will form the strip into a circle and solder it together (with help). Finally, oxidize (blacken) the ring, and polish to your desired finish. We limit the workshop to four students to guarantee lots of personal instruction, as well as the opportunity to get to know your classmates. Other things to note Unfortunately, our Victorian-era building is not fully accessible to the handicapped.
Art & Soul of Black Broadway
Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues. Other things to note: This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. Typically I hold tours rain or shine, unless the weather posses a safety hazard (lightning, ice, tornado, etc). If a weather-related emergency arises, I will be in contact with the group to cancel, delay, or reschedule. The tour includes long periods of standing and walking outdoors. Please wear comfortable and weather-appropriate footwear and clothing. Restrooms may not be available during your tour; please plan accordingly.
Washington DC Night Tour w/Transportation
See DC with us on this professionally guided 3-hour tour of the National Mall. We tour in small groups which gives you a more personal experience and allows you to cover all of the major DC sites in just 3 hours. This tour is a combination of driving and walking. If you want to “see it all” then this is the tour for you. We start at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Meet your driver and guide in front of the Starbucks, hop in the van, and head over to the National Mall. Your guide will provide you with live commentary and historical background about the monuments, memorials, and other attractions that make up the Americas Capital City. You will have the chance to get out and explore several major DC attractions. Drop off and pick-ups are as close as legally possible to each of the sites. Tour ends back at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Thirsty? Just ask for complimentary water. Phone needs to be charged? Just let your driver know and they will provide you with charging equipment. We tour rain or shine and provide umbrellas if needed. Interested in a private tour? Check out some of our private tour options. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/949515?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=22a9bb34-7291-4be9-bdc0-9ee793272345
Private Shoot w/ Celebrity Photographer
This experience takes place at the National Mall. We'll stroll past a few landmarks and monuments and get some amazing photos of you and your family or friends! **All photoshoots are private and not a group experience. **Kids and pets are welcome. (No charge for pets or kids 2 and under.) **You will receive your photos the SAME DAY! **Shoots are only rescheduled for rain or dangerous weather. **Discount for 3+ people **$25 for a different location ----------------------------- Please do not ask if people can hop in just a few photos. Anyone being photographed must pay for their photos. The price is per person. Discount for 3+ people Please keep in mind I have no control over the crowds at the National Mall. Some of the photos shown were taken during the lockdown when we had the National Mall to ourselves. No I'm not a magician. I cannot make you look like anyone on your Pinterest board or IG and no will not replicate a photo you saw online. Please be on time! Arriving after 15 minutes will result in you forfeit​ing your session. If you shoot me a text I'm happy to wait for you. Please plan accordingly to arrive on time. No exceptions! We will be walking the entire time so wear comfortable shoes & dress appropriately for the weather :)

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Hidden Union Station
Join Atlas Obscura in partnership with Union Station Redevelopment Corporation for a behind-the-scenes tour of Washington Union Station, where you will learn the secrets of Daniel Burnham's 1907 architectural masterpiece! The opening of DC's opulent Union Station energized the city and forever changed how Washingtonians traveled. More than a century later, the station still buzzes with travelers, trains, and history. On this approximately one and a half hour tour, we will explore spaces that the 37 million passengers, tourists, and shoppers who pass through Union Station rarely get to see. You will climb steps and open doors into areas where the public is not normally granted access, be shown unique vantage points to view and photograph the station, gain up-close looks at the magnificent details and ornamentation of the station, as well as learn what is being done today to preserve Union Station for years to come. Great for groups visiting Washington, DC. A percentage of the proceeds will go toward ongoing preservation efforts at Union Station. Other things to note: Proof of Vaccination is required. All participants will receive a complimentary Union Station tote bag and a coffee table book on the history of the station.
Nice Gettysburg Day Tour from Washington DC
We will pick you up from our meeting point in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Rockville Maryland, and then we are heading to Gettysburg! The famous Gettysburg is located in Adams County and in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg (1863) and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are to important impactful remarks of the town. The town also hosts visitors to the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the Gettysburg National Military Park. Itinerary: Washington D.C. → Gettysburg National Military Park (4 hours) → Gettysburg Downtown (1 hour) → Washington D.C.
The Art of French Desserts
A class on the Art of French Pastry. ....probably Pastry Codex's most popular class! Enthusiasts will learn basic and advanced techniques on how to make a variety of classic and modern French desserts, including making a Creme Brulee, and layered desserts including building your very own Opera cake ( a sumptuous almond sponge layered cake made with a genuine French Buttercream and a Chocolate Ganache , Madeleines, and a delicate Pistachio Financier cake round out this comprehensive 3 hour class. All classes will be hands on with a demonstration, and allowing students to have their own ingredients and equipment in a follow up modality of this interactive class offering. Patrons finish up by torching their own Brulee, and caramelizing them along with decorating and finishing their very own individual Opera cake glazing it with a mirror Chocolate glaze. As a finishing touch they adorn the Opera with a fleck of edible gold leaf as decor adornment.
Mastering French Croissants & Brioche
Learn everything in this comprehensive class on mastering the Art of Croissant making. From proper mixing of the dough, lamination and folding in of the butter, make up the individual pieces, to proper resting of the dough, proofing, baking and eating! In this all inclusive class you will also learn to make a Pain a chocolat along with an added bonus exclusive to this class, a creme brulee Brioche. All products are yours to take home with you.
Explore DC neighborhood bars like a local
What's better than a walking tour? A walking tour between local neighborhood watering holes. Experience the bars in DC from a whole new perspective with Neighborhood Bar Golf! Go places you've never been. Eat and drink things you never have. Meet people you'll never forget. There are several courses to "play", but no greater way to get to know the most unique city in America. Our hosts have taken the time to curate eclectic groups of the bars and restaurants tourists don't often find out about, and everyone can appreciate. We will meet you at the starting point to give you the materials and the map. There are nine places on every trip, but how many you visit is up to you. There is no specific end time to this experience, and that's definitely why its so much fun. The game of a lifetime is waiting for you!

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See the Sites by Segway
You'll arrive 15 minutes to tour time to check-in and be fitted on your Segway. Segways are perfect for city riding and have a handle bar bag and rack so you can store all the essentials - phone, keys, wallet. I also provide a water bottle for the ride. After getting set up, you'll meet the rest of your group and go through a 30 min training session to get comfortable before heading out. Your tour will cover about 5-6 miles in 2 hours, making stops at all of the major monuments and memorials on the National Mall from the Capitol Building to The Lincoln Memorial and around the different Smithsonian Museums. At each stop, you'll hear some history, and unique facts, and perhaps a dark secret or two. Our tour route will end back at the shop. Other things to note No Experience Necessary! We will teach you how to how to ride :)
Washington DC Day Tour - See It All In A Day
See DC with us on this professionally guided 4-hour tour of the National Mall. We tour in small groups which gives you a more personal experience and allows you to cover all of the major DC sites in just 4 hours. This tour is a combination of driving and walking. If you want to “see it all” then this is the tour for you. We start at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Meet your driver and guide in front of the Starbucks, hop in the van, and head over to the National Mall. Your guide will provide you with live commentary and historical background about the monuments, memorials, and other attractions that make up the Americas Capital City. You will have the chance to get out and explore several major DC attractions with your guide. Drop off and pick-ups are as close as legally possible to each of the sites. Tour ends back at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Thirsty? Just ask for complimentary water. Phone needs to be charged? Just let your driver know and they will provide you with charging equipment. We tour rain or shine and provide umbrellas if needed. Interested in a private tour? Check out some of our private tour options. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/949515?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=22a9bb34-7291-4be9-bdc0-9ee793272345
Morning Photo Session in Washington DC
Treat yourself to great pictures as a souvenir while experiencing DC landmarks. The photo session starts at the Lincoln Memorial which has great views of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. Then we have the option of taking a 10 minute walk to take more photos at either a beautiful park or at another Memorial on the National Mall. This photo session can be adapted for engagements, elopements, families, graduating seniors, maternity, surprise proposals and business headshots. Pricing is: * $110 for one person in a non-private session * $154 for a private session (any number of people) In a non-private session, another person may book and join you. We will walk together as a group and rotate between who is taking pictures. Select the private option if you do not wish to share your session with another person. Photos are typically delivered in 1 to 3 days. 10 edited high-res photo downloads are included. Additional photo downloads can be purchased: * $15 per additional photo -or- * $150 additional for full gallery download (80+ photos) After signing up, check your Airbnb messages to answer a short questionnaire and to receive the prep guide. Message me if you wish to have a session for a time not listed or if you have any questions.
Architecture of the National Mall Tour
Visit Washington's most iconic landmarks through a design focused walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the Capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes, and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of Washington DC!
Photography workshop
This is a fun activity for anyone who's ever been interested in photography or art but hasn't been able to bring portrait photos to life! You'll walk into a photoshoot with live models and we'll practice every aspect of photography! I'll guide you through how I shoot sessions and give you tips on getting what you envision to come out on camera. I'll talk you through light, basic settings, concepts, and directing. This 2-hour course will be jam-packed with information you can take home and expand on as well as a genuinely lovely time stepping into my world as a professional photographer in the DC area.

Активности во близина на најдобрите атракции

Фотографија од Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumПрепорачано од 4 локални жители
Фотографија од National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space MuseumПрепорачано од 810 локални жители
Фотографија од Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HistoryПрепорачано од 3 локални жители
Фотографија од Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln MemorialПрепорачано од 697 локални жители
Фотографија од Nationals Park
Nationals ParkПрепорачано од 3 локални жители
Фотографија од National Mall
National MallПрепорачано од 1.112 локални жители

Активности во близина на Old Town

Photography workshop
This is a fun activity for anyone who's ever been interested in photography or art but hasn't been able to bring portrait photos to life! You'll walk into a photoshoot with live models and we'll practice every aspect of photography! I'll guide you through how I shoot sessions and give you tips on getting what you envision to come out on camera. I'll talk you through light, basic settings, concepts, and directing. This 2-hour course will be jam-packed with information you can take home and expand on as well as a genuinely lovely time stepping into my world as a professional photographer in the DC area.
Walk in George Washington's Footsteps
We'll take a tour of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the hometown of George Washington, and a center of the American Revolution. And take in a bunch of Civil War history along the way. This is a Live tour, not an online tour. We follow safe practices. We'll visit a church from 1776 that contains the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution. The home of the mentor of Patrick Henry ("Give me liberty or give me death!") We'll discuss the enslaved woman who irked Martha Washington, and why George decided to free his slaves. We'll see the home of Washington's doctor, where we'll discuss the ill-fated remedies used at the time of GW's death. Civil War sites will include the Appomattox statue, the site of a fiery skirmish between Union troops and Confederate sympathizers, and the workplace of a famous rebel spy. Also, the market place where Washington lost a fist fight! And the place of GW's mysterious lady friend. As well as the meeting hall where George Mason composed the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. The townhouse of GW's older brother Lawrence. The mansion where GW helped plan the French and Indian War. The tavern where he held his inaugural ball. And his townhouse away from Mt. Vernon, & more! Other things to note Old Town can reached from the King St. metro station. From it, take the free trolley bus down King St. (https://www.visitalexandriava.com/plan/maps-and-transportation/king-street-trolley/).
Soap Making Workshop - Essentail Oils - Plant Based
Create 4 custom plant based bars of soap with a hands on class that takes you through each step of the melt and pour soap making process. About this event Create your own bright, fun, scented soaps using a moisturizing triple butter base, premium essential oils, and skin-safe colorants. During this class we will walk you through the melt and pour soap making process. This is a 2 hour, completely hands on, class where you will get to pick out your own mold(s), micas and favorite essential oil(s). You will create 4 unique handcrafted bars of soap you can proudly show off to family and friends. This event is both educational and entertaining for all participants. *This class is meant to be an experience NOT a soap making course for learning how to start a soap business. Our location is 9400 Livingston Road, #318, Fort Washington, Maryland. *Group rates available, email or messsge us for information and scheduling. IG @vibe_320 DETAILS: Admission is $65 and includes: * 2 Hours of Instructed Class * Selection of 15+ Essential Oils * Selection of 10+ Micas * Selection of 2 Soap Bases * 4 handmade bars of soap * $10 off coupon - valid on Vibe 320 products * Vibe 320 Swag bag: Lavender body oil, Lavender bar soap, soap saver bag * Networking **YOU MAY CREATE UP TO 4 Soap bars**
Walking Tour Featuring Classic Restaurants of Alexandria
From seaport pubs to international cuisine, Alexandria's culinary history runs deep. George Washington danced in the ballroom of Gadsby's Tavern, an Old Town landmark. Chadwick's has survived fire and flood in its home on the Potomac waterfront. The storefront of legendary Shuman's Bakery may be closed, but the latest generation continues to serve its famous jelly cake to loyal locals. Join "Classic Restaurants of Alexandria" author Hope Nelson on an exclusive walking tour featuring the history of some of the city's most memorable restaurants from the past and present. Your reservation also comes with a complimentary signed copy of "Classic Restaurants of Alexandria." (Please note: This is not a tasting tour.)
Old Town Alexandria Photo Session
I do sunrise and sunset sessions and they are about half an hour to 45 minutes (quick, easy, and fun so you can keep your day going but still have amazing photos to commemorate your trip by!) It can be you and anyone! Family, couples, your friends, or just you. You'll also get to see a cool DC area spot you might have missed otherwise! Our session will be lively and concentrate on just being connected with the people you love. (But no worries if it's just you, we can capture some amazing shots you can use for your Bumble profile or that lifestyle blog you've been wanting to start ;) lol) You'll receive your photos back via email in a beautifully hand-edited digital gallery within two to three weeks depending on the time of year and be free to share and print as you please! Other things to note: Once you've booked your experience, I'll reach out to say hi and then later to confirm our session as well as send meet up details. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have or recommendations of places to see/things to do around our session! We may walk around our chosen area a little bit but nothing too extensive!

Активности во близина на Capitol Hill

DC National Cherry Blossom Festival by Bike
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this two-hour ride through the National Cherry Blossom Festival! This special ride showcases the famous cherry trees and amazing sea of pink and white blossoms surrounding the Potomac Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park. Other things to note: This Tour is Seasonal and peak Cherry Blossom time varies!
Visita guiada por la National Gallery de Washington DC
¿Te interesa hacer un viaje por la historia del arte en una de las principales pinacotecas del mundo? ¡Ven a conocer conmigo la Galería Nacional de Washington DC! ¡Te invito a disfrutar del único Da Vinci del continente americano, del dramatismo de Rembrandt, del idealismo de los romanticistas y de la revolución creativa de los impresionistas! Las y los afortunados que acudan, podrán disfrutar de un maravilloso tour de tres horas en las galerías de arte clásico (Rafael, Tiziano, El Greco, El Bosco, Goya), arte moderno (Van Gogh, Gaugin, Monet, Picasso, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Warhol) y contemporáneo (Rothko, Calder, Pollock), que comprenderá un fabuloso viaje por más de 700 años de arte, desde el 1300 hasta nuestros días. Después de ahí, iremos por un café en Dupont o en la misma galería. ¡Están todxs muy invitadxs y un abrazo!
White House with former Kennedy staffer
This is a walking and history tour that walks the complete outside circumference of the gated portion of the White House. Prior to 09/11, as a former White House staffer, I could simply show my ID and take visitors in for a tour. That perk evaporated on 09/12/2001, and inside tours must be requested through a member of Congress. An external, walking tour is the next best thing to a tour inside, with my sharing features of major rooms in the White House, the West Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where my office was when I worked at the White House. In addition to the history of the building and stories about some of its occupants, you get the perspective of a former White House staffer who worked for two US presidents and on the campaigns of two candidates who did not win the presidency. I have met every president who has served during my lifetime, from FDR through the current president. The meet place is outside the White House Visitor Center, on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, NW. The walk begins by passing through the recently dedicated National World War I Memorial, and proceeds past the Sherman Monument to the Ellipse on the side of the White House, with stories, photographs, and opportunities for questions. Continuing toward the official front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we pass the first headquarters of the America
Tour with a White House writer
We'll tour Lafayette Square, the historic and scenic park next to the White House, and the surrounding neighborhood. The Nov. 9 tour will focus on the military history of the White House area & the National Mall. With an ex-White House writer, and author of books on U.S. politics and history! The area is jammed with intriguing buildings, statues, and memories of famous persons and events. A good idea of our tours can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup/ Other things to note MEET at the John Paul Jones statues, at 17th St., S.W., DC, just southwest of the World War II Memorial.
Architecture of the National Mall Tour
Visit Washington's most iconic landmarks through a design focused walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the Capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes, and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of Washington DC!

Активности во близина на Georgetown

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Explore the streets of Georgetown
Join us to explore the historic streets of Washington's oldest neighborhood! Established fifty years before the Capital, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. We'll explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale. Other things to note Our Georgetown tour does involved some steep hills and uneven sidewalks, so please wear sturdy shoes.
Washington DC Night Tour w/Transportation
See DC with us on this professionally guided 3-hour tour of the National Mall. We tour in small groups which gives you a more personal experience and allows you to cover all of the major DC sites in just 3 hours. This tour is a combination of driving and walking. If you want to “see it all” then this is the tour for you. We start at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Meet your driver and guide in front of the Starbucks, hop in the van, and head over to the National Mall. Your guide will provide you with live commentary and historical background about the monuments, memorials, and other attractions that make up the Americas Capital City. You will have the chance to get out and explore several major DC attractions. Drop off and pick-ups are as close as legally possible to each of the sites. Tour ends back at the Washington Grand Hyatt. Thirsty? Just ask for complimentary water. Phone needs to be charged? Just let your driver know and they will provide you with charging equipment. We tour rain or shine and provide umbrellas if needed. Interested in a private tour? Check out some of our private tour options. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/949515?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=22a9bb34-7291-4be9-bdc0-9ee793272345
The Spies of Georgetown
If you enjoy real-life spy stories, covert operations, and international intrigue, this tour is for you. All of our tours are developed and delivered by former intelligence officers. Learn spy mindset as you explore the hidden history of Georgetown. Hear about the crucial role residents played in espionage during WWII and the Soviet Era. And…conduct a secret operation! Hint: Bring your map reading skills. This tour is ideal for groups and teams. Don’t forget your walking shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather. Not seeing a tour on the calendar that works for your schedule? Submit a request for a new date/time. We'll work with you and do our best to accommodate your needs.
Discover budget friendly spots in DC over tea with a local
Come and learn about the ins and outs of the DMV from a local over tea. In addtion, I will be providing you with a detailed and well-curated printed guide on affordable things to do around the DMV. We will talk through the guide while sipping some tea. The experience will take place at a lounge known for its amazing teas and ambiance. Also, as someone who moved across the country to DC, I have moving tips and advice on apartment hunting in the area. So please let me know in adavnce if you would like me to develop a printed guide on this topic as well before our meeting. Cant wait to meet you, and I will ensure you have a great experience!
Create Botanical Moss Wall Art
Do you find yourself daydreaming of the mountains? Are you naturally drawn to the calming effects of lush, green scenery? Do you wish you lived in The Shire? Look no further! In this class, you'll learn to make Moss Box Wall Art, a piece of nature for your indoor space. * Silence the noise with the quiet beauty of nature * Genuine plants without the maintenance * No watering. No fertilizing. No need for sunlight. * Enjoy the outdoors in your home or office * Gazing at nature improves your productivity First, you'll design your own unique landscape using a wide variety of mosses, ferns, flowers, wood, bark, flowers, succulents, mushrooms, tiny magical creatures, and more! Then you'll secure the moss in place. After, let yourself get lost in the intricate details, adding more layers of soft textures and vibrant natural colors. Your instructor will help make your box come alive. When you're finished, you'll bring your very own moss box. The naturally preserved moss is maintenance-free and lasts for YEARS (some 10+ years and counting). All supplies included. --- Materials --- 1) 9x9 Wooden pine frame 2) Preserved mosses 3) Preserved flowers, dried leaves 4) Mini hot glue gun 5) Pack of 6 glue sticks 6) Creative decoration Mirror X2 (dia: 8 ¼ ") ($49) Mirror (dia: 6 3/4 ") ($49) Frame (9x9") ($29) Lantern ($24) String Light Setup ($9) You can add these when you book (optional)