Women Who Changed America

They founded organizations, they sponsored legislation, they blazed trails and suffered trials. For generations, women living and working in Washington, D.C. have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom, and prosperity for their fellow citizens. “Angel of the Battlefield” Clara Barton inspired a world-wide humanitarian movement. Dorothy Height devoted forty years to supporting African-American women and girls. Frances Perkins not only became the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, she was the principal architect of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. See the sites downtown and around the U.S. Capitol where they and others made their marks and follow history along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where thousands of suffragists first marched for equality on March 3, 1913.


Led by: Carolyn or Cheryl.


"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend the tour to anyone interested in the many contributions women have made to equality and progress in this country." - Goldstar reviewer


If you like this Washington walking tour, you might also like: Embassy Row and Rainbow Pride D.C.


Saturdays, September 3, and November 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.


(CANCELLED: JUNE 11, 2022)


Also available for private and group tour bookings. Please email info@washingtonwalks.com for more information.

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

$35 per person for public tours. 

Please email us for a private or group tour quote.

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