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Rediscovering D.C.: Anacostia River Tour - 2nd Tour Added
Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Diamond Teague Park (directly behind Nationals Ballpark)
About the River Tour
79 Potomac Ave at 1st St SE
Washington, DC 20003
Lectures, Tours, Seminars
Transportation is not provided for this event, but please contact the Village if you would like help coordinating a travel group. There will be a Circulator meet-up at 4th & M Streets SW for those wishing to ride together. The water tour departure area is an 8 minute, 4/10 mile walk from the Circulator stop at 1st & M Streets SE or 9 minute, 1/2 mile walk from the Navy Yard Metro station (Green Line).
This event is not ADA compliant, there are several steps down into the boat.
Due to space limitations to this free event, attendance is limited to Members of D.C. Senior Villages and one guest.
An optional lunch meet-up will be coordinated at a nearby restaurant after the tour.
Please note that our tour boat does not have a roof, and plan accordingly for significant sun exposure.
WEATHER POLICY: If there is a 50%+ chance or rain 24 hours before the event, it will be cancelled.
Our Rediscovering D.C. explorations take us to an unusual or overlooked corner of the District of Columbia every second month.
This month, we will join Anacostia River Explorers to learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential. The free water tour provides a combination of waterside views of the rapidly developing Navy Yard with rarely-seen secluded upstream sections of the river (including Kingman Island).
The river tour will be in an open boat, please plan for significant sun and wind exposure.
Our river tour route.
Upper right: RFK stadium.
The Anacostia is a birdwatcher's paradise. Click here
for a complete listing of the birds often seen on the river tour.
Did you Know?
The Anacostia, by contrast to the Potomac, was originally an extremely deep river, with a 40' navigable channel. It was this deep channel that the British Navy used in 1814 to reach Bladensburg then march back to Washington and set the White House and Capitol alight.
Did you Know? Part 2
Your Executive Director, Bob Craycraft, has two ancestors who served that fateful night, John Craycraft in the Maryland militia and Thomas Craycraft in the District of Columbia militia.