Join author Garrett Peck at his many book events and walking tours in 2019.
Watch this space - more events to come!
Alexandria's Historic Breweries
This tour turned out to be highly popular when it debuted in 2014, and Peck leads it for public and private groups. Dates include June 15 and 16 (Father's Day). Tour begins at Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA
Adventures on the C&O Canal
Pack your hiking boots and flashlight for a fun overnight trip to explore the man-made wonders of the C&O Canal, as well as natural beauty of spring along the Potomac River. On the first day, we'll visit Monocacy Aqueduct, Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, and overnight in quaint Berkeley Springs, home to George Washington's bathtub. On the second day, we'll explore the spectacular Paw Paw Tunnel, the Sideling Hill Road Cut, and check out a brewery on the way home. This is a Smithsonian Associates event, which will be scheduled for a weekend in October 2019.
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Peck will discuss his new book, "The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath," and sign copies at this storied Mid-Atlantic book festival on May 18.
An all-day, bus-based tour that explores Washington, DC's rich brewing past. April 11 through the Smithsonian Associates.
Peck will be speaking about his latest book, "The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath," and signing copies. March 5 at 12pm.
George Washington's Alexandria
April 19, 27 and 28. A 2.5-hour walking tour through Old Town Alexandria of sites related to the Founding Father. Register through The Smithsonian Associates. Buy tickets at Smithsonian Associates.
George C. Marshall International Center (Leesburg, VA)
Peck will speak about his latest book, "The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath," and sign copies on January 22.
Jazz History Tour
My most popular tour! The Jazz Nights in Shaw Tour visits numerous jazz clubs, concert halls, and speakeasies from the era when U Street was DC's "Black Broadway." I anticipate leading three tours through The Smithsonian Associates in July 2019. Registration details to follow. Also through Politics & Prose.
Literary Hill Book Fest
Garrett Peck will sign copies of his books at this notable annual book festival in Eastern Market (225 7th Street, SE), Sunday, May 5 from 11am - 3pm.
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum (Independence, MO)
Peck will be speaking about his latest book, "The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath," on June 7
Sandy Spring Museum
Peck will speak about Prohibition in Washington, D.C. in a fun event that will include cocktail samples. Copies of "Prohibition in Washington, D.C." and "The Great War in America" will be for sale and signing. February 22
Walt Whitman in Washington
The Civil War-era poet lived in Washington, D.C. for ten years (1863 - 1873). This walking tour visits the many downtown sites associated with the Good Gray Poet. May 11 through Politics & Prose (buy tickets here).
World War I in Washington Tour
America's effort in the Great War was led through Washington, D.C., and Peck leads a 2.5-mile-walking tour of sites related to the conflict. April 14 through Politics & Prose.