Learn a Little Local History
These tours will take you back a lot further than 2005 (when I snapped this photo).
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Where on Earth is Swampoodle? Hub, Heart, Home: H Street Heritage Trail Preview Tour
Meet inside Union Station in Main Hall at the Information Desk, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE. End at Atlas Theater, 1333 H St., NE.
Metro start: Union Station
Metro end: Union Station
Fitness: Moderate, 12 blocks
Neighborhood Heritage Trail
Reservations required: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Subjects: Architecture, Ethnic Heritage, Neighborhood History
This tour will explore the historical highlights of Swampoodle, a "notorious" Irish shantytown in the late 19th and early 20th centuries surrounding present-day Union Station, and the history of the H Street NE Corridor while featuring sites along the forthcoming Cultural Tourism DC Neighborhood H Street Heritage Trail.
Presented by Cultural Tourism DC and led by Kathleen Lane.
1 – 2:30 pm
NoMa: From the Beatles to NPR
Meet at New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metro station, Florida Ave. exit, 2nd and N Sts., NE by Au Bon Pain. End at Union Station Metro, First St. and Massachusetts Ave., NE.
Metro Start: New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U, Florida Ave. exit
Fitness: Low, 1.1 miles
Subjects: Architecture, Development, Neighborhood History
Presented by Cultural Tourism DC member organization NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) and led by NoMa BID Marketing & Events Manager Rachel Davis.