Join author Garrett Peck at his many book events and walking tours in 2018.
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 will lead it frequently in 2018, both for public and private groups. Dates include: March 25, June 16 and 17 (Father's Day), October 21, and December 2 (Repeal Day) through Portner Brewhouse, which sponsors the tour. Click here to elect a date and purchase tickets. 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, and tickets can be purchased online.
George Washington's Alexandria
April 21, 27 and 29. 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.
Jazz History Tour
One of Peck's most popular tours is back! 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." Led through The Smithsonian Associates on July 5, 11, 13 and 19. Register here. Also May 27 through Politics & Prose. Register here.
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 6 from 11am - 3pm.
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. June 9 through Politics & Prose (buy tickets here); other tours on June 2, 15, and 23 through The Smithsonian Associates (register here).