Saturday, November 30 – Holding the High Ground: Fort Reno in War & Peace
Join the National Park Service for a guided tour exploring the historic landscape on the grounds where the largest fortification north of the Potomac River once stood during the American Civil War. The program will also include a discussion about the post-war Reno City community, urban development, and the establishment of Fort Reno Park. Steve T. Phan, Historian and Park Ranger, will lead the tour. Register for tour
Sunday, December 1 – Tenleytown: South by Southwest
Did you know the area south/southwest of Tenley Circle was home to a spy, nuns, a fox hunting club, codebreakers, and an orphanage? Explore “Tenleytown: South by Southwest” with Tenleytown Historical Society member Farleigh Earhart and learn more about the rich history of our neighborhood. Register for tour
Saturday, December 7 – St. Ann’s Architecture and Stained-Glass Windows
Celebrating 150 years in Tenleytown, St. Ann will offer a tour of their historic stained glass church windows and marble life-sized replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà. The Wisconsin Avenue doors will open at 9:00 am, and coffee and donuts will be available. Tours will be at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Church will be open with self-guided tours available from 9:00am to 12:00 pm. No reservations are needed and all are welcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee for the tours?
All tours are free, but advance registration is required for the tour of Fort Reno Park and Tenleytown South by Southwest. Click the links above to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
What are my transportation/parking options?
The tours are accessible by Metro on the Red Line via the Tenleytown/AU Metro station at Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle St. Tenleytown is also served by several Metro Bus routes and Capital Bikeshare stations. Participants are encouraged to use public transportation; however, limited parking is available on Wisconsin Avenue.
What should I bring with me?
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and layers suited to the weather. Walkers are also encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them.
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