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127Walt Whitman Bike Tour

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  • calvertmartin
    Sep 7, 2012

      Saturday, September 29
      9:15-11:45 am
      Walt Whitman on Wheels Bicycle Tour

      Experience Washington during the Civil War through the eyes of poet Walt Whitman. Hear about Whitman's war-time employment with the Army Paymaster, his friendships with soldiers, statesmen, and streetcar conductors, his response to Lincoln's assassination, and his ministry to the Civil War wounded. Stops include the HIV/AIDS Caregivers public works project, Lafayette Square/White House, National Portrait Gallery,  James Garfield Memorial, and Congressional Cemetery.

      Presented by Washington Friends of Walt Whitman and led by Founder Martin Murray.

      Meet outside Dupont Circle Metro station, North exit, 1525 20th St., NW. End at Stadium-Armory Metro station, 192 19th St., SE.
      Neighborhood: Dupont Circle to Capitol Hill

      Nearest Metro Start: Dupont Circle, North exit
      Nearest Metro End: Stadium-Armory

      No reservations required.

      FREE & Open to the Public.  Bring your own Bike!

      For information about all of Cultural Tourism's Walking Town/Biking Town DC tours see: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/things-do-see/walkingtowndc