Walking Tour: Monuments and Memory
DC is a national stage for events, but is also a city with nearly 700,000 residents who call this place home (and is also experienced by hundreds of thousands of commuters, visiting tourists, and day-trippers). Looking at the city with the perspective of the Jewish value Zachor (or, memory) reminds us that here in our capital city, our landscape holds the memories of an entire nation. The past continues to live within us, and we have the responsibility to carry each other’s stories forward. In this tour we will stop at many monuments and memorials and reflect on our collective memory.
Gathering Point: Tours start at the future home of the new Capital Jewish Museum at 575 3rd Street, NW, Washington, DC. Please gather on the corner of 3rd & F Streets, NW, across from the Museum. (Please note, the site is under construction and closed to the public.)
Duration: This tour runs for 2 hours and covers 2 miles.
Age: 13+ up
Parking / Transit:There is limited side street parking in the neighborhood, which is free on Sundays. The nearest Metro Station is Judiciary Square (red line). Take the National Building Museum exit.
Weather: It is our general policy to hold tours rain or shine, unless the weather posses a safety hazard (lightning, ice, tornado, etc) or if the Federal Government closes. If a weather-related emergency arises, our tour guides will be in contact with the group to cancel, delay, or reschedule.
* Our tours include long periods of standing and walking outdoors. Please wear comfortable and weather-appropriate footwear and clothing.
* Bring bottled waters, hats, and sunscreen during warm weather.
* Restrooms may not be available during your tour; please plan accordingly.
* Photography for personal use is permitted.
* The Museum may photograph attendeess for educational and promotional purposes. Attendance implies consent for the use of visitors’ likenesses in the Museum’s promotional materials.