Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

This walk through far northeast D.C. travels through the quiet, settled 1950s neighborhood Eastland Gardens and past historic 1930s apartment buildings, following the eastern bank of the Anacostia River.  A highlight is the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, the only U.S. National Park devoted to aquatic plants.  Founded in the late 19th century as a hobby for a government worker, the gardens have grown to become one of the most beautiful and least-known attractions in Washington, D.C. Besides seeing its famous water lilies, you’ll stroll the boardwalk over river wetlands, looking out for herons and dragonflies.  July is peak time for blooming water lilies!

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Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of Carolyn

CAROLYN attributes her devotion to walking tours to perambulations through her new hometown when she arrived to earn an M.F.A. in Acting from The Catholic University of America. She is the founder of Washington Walks.

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Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:00 a.m.

Also available for private tour bookings. Please email for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Required and limited to fifteen (15) participants.

$35 per person.

Contact for cost of private walks.

Embarks from inside the Minnesota Avenue Metro station just beyond the turnstiles.
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