Washington on Foot: 23 Walking Tours and Maps of Washington, DC, Takoma Park, and Old Town Alexandria

Washington on Foot: 23 Walking Tours and Maps of Washington, DC, Takoma Park, and Old Town Alexandria

by John J. Protopappas
     
 

The best way to see—really see—any city is on foot. This perennial favorite has been completely revised and updated to offer 23 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods, complete with user-friendly maps and architectural illustrations. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic residential neighborhoods. More…  See more details below

Overview

The best way to see—really see—any city is on foot. This perennial favorite has been completely revised and updated to offer 23 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods, complete with user-friendly maps and architectural illustrations. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic residential neighborhoods. More than just a collection of tours, Washington on Foot offers history, culture, architectural information, background on urban planning in DC, and much more. It's the complete city in a tidy package and the only “outdoor” Washington guidebook you need, ideal not only for visitors, but for locals who truly want to get to know their city.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A delightful ‘must’ for anyone wanting to explore the nation’s capital.”—Washington Times

“This guidebook is one of the best.”—Washingtonian

“Excellent maps.”—New York Times

“A wealth of information, attractive maps, and line drawings of various points of interest.”—Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588341150
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

John J. Protopappas, president of the Fraser Forbes Company, lives in Waterford, Virginia. Alvin R. McNeal, Manager of Property, Planning, and Development with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, lives in Washington, DC.

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