Free Tours on the National Mall

Dear Coalition Friends:

We are offering two free National Mall tours on May 30th and 31st as part of the WalkingTown DC program with Cultural Tourism DC.  No reservations are required.  We’ll meet at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson Memorial and end at 2:30pm at the FDR Memorial.  Handouts and self-guided tour brochures will be provided.

“The National Mall: What the Monuments Don’t Tell you” is the further development of the tours I led during last year’s WalkingTown DC.   This time I’ll be including material from our new free self-guided tour “America’s Struggle for Freedom,” which we developed for the Inauguration and is posted on the Coalition’s website, under “What’s New”:

WalkingTown DC Spring Edition 2009 includes many, many tours all over the City.  Look through the offerings here.

The National Mall: What the Memorials Don’t Tell You
Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Meet at the foot of the Jefferson Memorial
End at the FDR Memorial on the Tidal Basin
This tour of the Jefferson, George Mason, and FDR memorials may surprise those who think they know the iconic monuments. Inscriptions and sculptures tell a powerful story but so do partial quotations and historical omissions. This tour is part of the National Mall Conservancy’s new self-guided tour, America’s Struggle for Freedom. Led by Judy Scott Feldman, President of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall, on behalf of our educational offshoot, the nonprofit National Mall Conservancy.