Paul

PAUL is a journalist, history buff, actor and former radio newscaster who has lived in the Washington area for 26 years and still discovers something new every week. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Paul lives in Springfield with his wife Angela and their two Shih-Tzus Luna and Chu-Chu, who enjoy watching crunchy gravel British costume dramas from the sofa along with their grownups. Among Paul's many areas of interest are Elizabethan England, Shakespeare, American military history, ancient Egypt, and the history of Middle Earth (don't disillusion him).

 

Where would you take an out-of-town visitor and why?  "Tudor Place. Many visitors to our area don't know this gem but would really enjoy it. Tudor Place weaves together so many interesting strands including early high-end U.S. architecture, the family trees of George and Martha Washington, a visit by the Marquis de Lafayette, the War of 1812, domestic tensions between North and South during the Civil War, antique home appliances and furnishings, and much more. Then we'd head over to the tiny Freedom House Museum in Alexandria, because it's profoundly important that we never lose awareness of the brutal history of domestic slave trading in the nation's capital region. And after that sobering visit, we'd head to the exciting new Capitol Riverfront area for dinner and conversation about what we'd seen today."

 

"We had Paul as our tour guide. He was just great, so knowledgeable and yet very humble. His passion for history, the Memorials, and the Washington DC area shone thru in his stories and explanations. We were educated and entertained. Totally worth your time." - TripAdvisor reviewer

 

Paul leads:

Capitol Hauntings

Dupont Circle

First Friday Dupont

Georgetown

Memorials by Moonlight

Memorials: The Journey to Civil Rights

Memorials: Remembrances of War

National Mall Memorials: The Backstory

Washington is Burning! August 1814: Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Washington is Burning! August 1814: The White House in Flames