Join us for a special 90-minute walking tour of Washington’s second oldest village on Sunday, November 25 at 1:00 p.m. Sign up for the free tour here; space is limited.
Firsts in their professions, firsts in their families, firsts in the hearts of their neighbors – learn about the women pioneers of education, architecture, and business who influenced the development of Tenleytown. (Don’t worry, we’ll talk about men, too.)
Want to know who we have to thank for summer school? Wonder where the widows congregated? Curious about the Tenleytown estate house owned exclusively by women? Or maybe you are interested in the mother of all cat ladies. All will be revealed during the walking tour.
As you crisscross Wisconsin Avenue, you’ll learn about the community’s roots and historic sites, including the civil-war era Grant Road and 18th and early 19th century estate houses. Discover Tenleytown’s notable women and their connections to the religious, educational, and economic institutions that underpinned the neighborhood.
Tenley WinterFest is proud to offer this walking tour in partnership with the Tenleytown Historical Society. Farleigh Earhart, a THS board member, Deal parent, and frequent patron of the library’s Washingtoniana Room, will conduct the tour.
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
The walking tour will begin and end at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, which is conveniently located across from the Tenleytown/AU Metro station. Participants are encouraged to use Metro; however, limited parking is available at the library and on Wisconsin Avenue.
What should I bring with me?
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Walkers are also encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.