garrettpeck Posted March 11, 2010 Share Posted March 11, 2010 Dates: May 22 and 23, 2010 Time: Starting at 12:00 noon both days Starting Location: Cogswell Temperance Fountain (7th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Archives/Navy Memorial Metro station) The Temperance Tour is a three-hour walking tour of Prohibition-related sites in Washington, DC. Starting at the Cogswell Temperance Fountain, funded by a California dentist who protested alcohol in our nation’s capital, it continues to Calvary Baptist Church in Chinatown, where the Anti-Saloon League had its first national convention in 1895. The tour concludes at President Woodrow Wilson’s house in Dupont Circle, president at the start of Prohibition. The house has a wine cellar full of Prohibition-era bottles and a fascinating story of how Wilson got those out of the White House. Those with time (and thirst) afterward may toast the end of Prohibition at a nearby establishment. Participants should bring a Metro card, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. We'll walk about 1-1/2 miles and traverse a number of staircases. The tour is led by Garrett Peck, author of The Prohibition Hangover. This tour is part of WalkingTown, DC, so it is completely FREE both days! Full details about the tour - and a map you can download - can be found on the Temperance Tour website. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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