A Walking Tour of Petworth with Author Andrea Seiger
Join "111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss" guidebook author Andrea Seiger for an unconventional book talk. We are taking this one to the streets of Petworth. Andrea will take you on a 90-minute evening walk, sharing stories about the origins of this once suburban neighborhood, President Lincoln's summers at a cottage up the road, where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, and some of his encounters along the way; cool art that pays tribute to a giant of theatre and activism; and a long lost estate.
Wear your walking shoes and scarf, and grab a coffee for the road.
Andrea will sign books after the walk, which will be available for purchase.
Walk will begin (meet at 6pm) and end at Loyalty Books and will be about 1 - 1.5 miles on fairly flat terrain.
ABOUT THE BOOK
111 Places Guidebooks
Insiders’ Guides for Local & Experienced Travelers
A New Way to Explore Your Own City
111 Places Insiders' Guides take you on a journey of discovery - right outside your front door!
Find fascinating spots and surprising stories far off the beaten path - you'll be seeing your city as never before.
If you're an experienced traveler, you'll feel like a local from the moment you arrive!
Step away from the traditional highlights of the city of innovators, great benefactors, artists, Presidents and hucksters to discover innumerable interesting and unknown sites, artifacts and other treats in Washington, DC. Visit places that are unknown and hiding in plain sight, that may go unnoticed or simply be unknown, whether to a visitor or a long-time resident.
Come play a round of miniature golf among the cherry trees. Buy original art works out of a vintage cigarette machine. Catch a show at one of the refurbished theaters where Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington used to gig. Commune with the Godfather of Go-Go music in his memorial park. Get away from the tourists and peace out by walking a labyrinth alongside the Potomac River. Try an American Indian salad made of obscure root vegetables in a café called "Let's Eat."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrea Seiger is the author of “111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss,” an off-the track guidebook for adventuresome visitors, and locals who wish to find new ways to enjoy their own city. She has been in the tourism and meetings industry for over 31 years, and has had many uniquely DC opportunities.
She is a road tripping junkie, and is happy to go anywhere on any day, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic. She loves flea markets, auctions, outdoorsy adventures, hidden entryways to mysterious interiors, and craft shows anywhere; exploring every place she goes and shopping the local color.
As for DC, Andrea is a total contrarian to the concept that “one never plays tourist in one’s own city.” She is spoiled by the fact that most of our museums are free and full of wonder. She knows most of DC by landmarks and loves to explore the nooks and crannies of her home town. She keeps a list of places she still needs to go and things she needs to do in the city, as there are always spots and events to explore that one might not yet know.
In her spare time, she maintains her own small business, Urban Safari, which deals in creating special off-the-beaten-path visits to unique and intriguing locations in the US and abroad.
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT RSVP BELOW