Buzzard Point

Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. was a little-noted neighborhood until it was chosen as the site for Audi Field, the new DC United Major League Soccer stadium (the grand opening occured July 14, 2018).  As construction crews work to make developers’ plans a reality, take a walk through this fascinating part of the city before it is forever changed. Buzzard Point was once a residential enclave bisected by the James Creek Canal and bordered on the south by the Anacostia River.  Nearby touchstones to Southwest D.C.’s history (intact blocks of “Sanitary Housing,” the William Syphax School, the James C. Dent house, and Fort Leslie J. McNair) can be seen along with sites developed in modern times: the James Creek Housing, James Creek Marina, the magnificent 1933 PEPCO power plant, and the last remaining examples of Washington’s waterfront industry. Walking along a little-used path hugging the Anacostia River leads to an Earth Conservation Corps education center. Participants will get a glimpse of the raptors housed there. The walk will conclude just beyond Nationals Park.

 

Led by Carolyn

 

More Washington, D.C. walking tours you might like: Across the 11th Street Bridge and Renewing Urban Renewal

When 

Available for private and group tour bookings only. Please email info@washingtonwalks.com for more information.

Duration 
Approximately 2 hours
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Where 
Embarks from outside Waterfront-SEU Metro station.
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