Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.
Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.
Walking tours have been conducted with and in close counsel and collaboration of Old Anacostia Douglassonians of all walks of life who for generations have guarded, upheld and uplifted the history of neighborhood activist Dr. Frederick Douglass.
An anonymous local philanthropist has offered to cover costs of complimentary tickets* to all seniors, veterans and students from indigenous Douglassonian communities from the corner to the world whether 16th & W in Old Anacostia or young scholars from Al-Azhar University in Old Islamic Cairo, where Douglass visited in February 1887.
*Call or text 202.236.3413 for more info on complimentary tickets, which due to popularity of the tour must be arranged in advance.*