Walking Through History at Walter Reed

Original Walter Reed Army Medical Center building with fountain

The Parks at Walter Reed

When Walter Reed Army Medical Center was merged with Bethesda Naval Medical Center in 2011, the Shepherd Park campus in Ward 4 began a new era in its storied history. 

Learn about the renowned physicians and scientists whose discoveries and innovations contributed to the medical center’s stellar outstanding reputation.

Find out why Walter Reed was both a place of opportunity for Black Washingtonians and the site for activism against racial discrimination.

Discover why for those who lived nearby Walter Reed Army Medical Center was a beacon—a reminder they were home.

View The Parks, a redevelopment of the medical center into a place with gorgeous greenspaces, new shopping, and living opportunities for thousands of seniors, veterans, and families.  

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, May 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 22, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

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

$35 per person

Plaza across 12th Street from Whole Foods at The Parks
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