Get your D.C. history gay -- for free!

By: Gay.com
9.8.2008

Cover Washington, D.C.'s LGBT history in three of 80 free
walking and biking tours offered Sept. 20-21 in the District for
"WalkingTown," an event designed to highlight the capitol as a walkable
city.

Kim Sescoe leads "Gay Capitol Hill," a free tour of D.C.'s oldest surviving gay and lesbian social and entertainment district, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Meet in front of Mr. Henry's Restaurant, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Running concurrently is "Gay Dupont," tracing the evolution of trendy Dupont Circle from a
counterculture center to a gay social district.
The tour led by Jeff Donahoe begins at 1 p.m. at 1720 24th St. NW. On Sunday, Sept. 21, try "East Dupont: Home to Gay and Lesbian Activism," meeting at 1 p.m. at 2335 18th St. NW and led by Mark Meinke. All three tours are sponsored by the Rainbow History Project.  

Other tours cover Civil War
forts; Florida Market/Capital City Market; a "Spies of
Georgetown" walking tour; Embassy Row, the National Arboretum and various historic gardens; black and Jewish history and D.C.'s VIP-packed cemeteries. We like "Scandals, Scoundrels and Scallywags," a trip down "the seamier side of lower Georgetown" with 1870s beat cop Ernest Brown. Learn more at WalkingTownDC.org.

Cover Washington, D.C.'s LGBT history in three of 80 free
walking and biking tours offered Sept. 20-21 in the District for
"WalkingTown," an event designed to highlight the capitol as a walkable
city.

Kim Sescoe leads "Gay Capitol Hill," a free tour of D.C.'s oldest surviving gay and lesbian social and entertainment district, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Meet in front of Mr. Henry's Restaurant, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Running concurrently is "Gay Dupont," tracing the evolution of trendy Dupont Circle from a
counterculture center to a gay social district.
The tour led by Jeff Donahoe begins at 1 p.m. at 1720 24th St. NW. On Sunday, Sept. 21, try "East Dupont: Home to Gay and Lesbian Activism," meeting at 1 p.m. at 2335 18th St. NW and led by Mark Meinke. All three tours are sponsored by the Rainbow History Project.  

Other tours cover Civil War
forts; Florida Market/Capital City Market; a "Spies of
Georgetown" walking tour; Embassy Row, the National Arboretum and various historic gardens; black and Jewish history and D.C.'s VIP-packed cemeteries. We like "Scandals, Scoundrels and Scallywags," a trip down "the seamier side of lower Georgetown" with 1870s beat cop Ernest Brown. Learn more at WalkingTownDC.org.

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