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Full text of "1947 Outdoor Program: National Capital Parks"

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF 

THE INTERIOR, J. A. Krug, Secretary 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, Newton B. Drury, D/>^c/or 



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The Canal Clipper plies the Chesapeake fit Ohio Canal on week end; 



FOREWORD 



Events appearing in this schedule of outdoor activities 
are offered as public services of the National Capital Parks 
in Washington, D. C. These events include campfire programs; 
hikes; bird, flower, tree, and general nature observation 
walks; outings for children; camera strolls; horse-drawn 
barge trips on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal; historic tours; 
and auto caravans. Programs are under the direction of Park 
Naturalists and Park Historians. All outings are offered 
without charge except necessary transportation and admission 
costs on some trips. 

(1) CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS are held outdoors in Rock Creek Park 
near 16th St. & Colorado Ave. N. W. each Saturday at 7:30 
p.m. (8:30 p.m. if daylight saving time is in force). They 
consist of a half hour of recorded ** Music at Twilight** 
under the auspices of the District of Columbia Public Li- 
brary, followed by illustrated talks and motion pictures on 
National Parks and other popular subjects presented by well- 
known speakers. The Campfire site may be reached by 16th 
St. bus line to 16th St. & Colorado Ave. It is a two block 
walk from 14th St Hamilton Sts. on the 14th St. car line. 
Follow signs from 16th St. into the area. Ample parking 
space is reached from 16th fit Kennedy Sts. In case of in- 
clement weather or other unforeseen factor, programs will 
be canceled. Call the Park Police RE 1820, Ext. 2555, in 
case of doubt . 

(2) HISTORICAL TOURS AND CONDUCTED TRIPS: Two-hour visits 
to historical areas are conducted by Park Historians who 
interpret the significant historical features visited. These 
trips start at 2:30 p.m. and involve short, easy walks. For 
further information telephone RE 1820, Ext. 2565. 

(3) Two-hour AFTERNOON NATURE WALKS on Saturdays and Sun- 
days, as schedu led, a re short strolls where primary interest 
is the observation of natural features. Some are devoted 
to flowers; others to trees, ferns, mushrooms, mosses, tree 
diseases, rocks, snakes, frogs, insects, pond life, or gen- 
eral nature subjects. The time for each walk is given in the 
schedu le . 

(4) BIRD WALKS are scheduled from 6:30 or 7 o'clock Satur- 
day and Sunday mornings during springtime and early autumn. 
Leadership for these outings is provided through cooperation 
of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. 

(5) CAMERA STROLLS are offered this season for the fifth 
year. Led by Major Ralph W. French, an expert photographer, 
these trips are intended to help amateur photographers by 
taking them to scenic places in local and nearby parks where 
the technique of taking good pictures is demonstrated. 
Camera strolls will be offered on alternating Sundays. 



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Cover photo: Amer ican Egret, courtesy Roger Tory Peterson. 



(6) HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS ON THE SCENIC AND HISTORIC 
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO CANAL are conducted by the National Park 
Service in cooperation with Government Services, Inc., which 
manages the necessary business arrangements. 

There will be two one-way trips each Saturday after- 
noon from May 3 to October 25, inclusive, and on Sunday 
afternoons in May, September and October; and four one-way 
trips on Sundays JFrom June 1 to August 31, inclusive. The 
baree trip may be made either upstream or downstream. Up- 
stream passengers leave Lock No. 3 (on the Canal one block 
south of 30th & M Sts. N.W.) in Georgetown, D. C, and ride 
the barge to Lock No. 5 at Brookmont, Md . The barge teaves 
Lock No. 3 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the dates noted above. At 
Lock No. 5, upstream passengers disembark to return to Wash- 
ington via the Glen Echo street car line. Downstream pas- 
sengers embark at Lock No. 5. This point may be reached by 
walking about a block and down the steps from Stop 24 on 
the Glen Echo car line. The downstream trip ends at Lock 
No. 3. The barge leaves Lock No. 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m. on the dates noted above. Picnic lunches may be eaten 
at the picnic area at Lock No. 5 or on the barge. 

Tickets are on sale daily except Sunday from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. through the courtesy of the CAPITAL TRANSIT 
COMPANY at their Chartered Coach Department, 1416 F St., 
N.W., and may be purchased in advance for any desired trip. 
A limited number of tickets will be reserved for sale at 
the barge. Adult tickets 60 cents including tax; children 
under 14, half fare when accompanied by an adult. 

Arrangements for chartering the barge for special group 
trips can be made by calling NA 7363, Government Services, 
Inc . 

A Park Service Historian or Naturalist accompanies each 
trip to interpret the story of the canal and other features 
s een enroute . 

(7) OUTINGS FOR CHILDREN are conducted during the summer 
vacation period. These are designed to appeal especially 
to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, and members of 
other youth organizations. All children of comparable age 
are welcome. The Park Naturalists will also conduct nature 
programs in Day Camps operated by the D. C. Recreation De- 
partment. Detailed information can be had by telephoning 
the Park Naturalist RE 1820, Ext. 2557. 

(8) AFTERNOON HIKES of from 4 to 7 miles in length are of- 
fered on Saturdays and Sundays during November for those who 
enjoy strenuous walks with occasional stops for discussion 
of things seen along the trail. These hikes begin at 2 p.m. 
and end at 5 p.m. Wear clothes suitable for hiking, and 
comfortable walking shoes. 

(9) STAR OUTINGS are held on four Sunday nights beginning 
at 8 p.m. Leadership is provided through the cooperation of 
the National Capital Astronomers. Portable, home-made tel- 
escopes are loaned by club members for observation of the 
moon and planets. If the sky is cloudy, the event will be 
cance led . 



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(**) Call CapitaJ Transit Company's Chartered Coach Depart- 
ment, MI 6363, Ext. 400 or 401 during office hours for res- 
ervations. Bring your own lunch when all day trips are 
scheduled. Buses leave from 1416 F St., N. W. and tickets 
may be purchased there before leaving. • 



(♦) For details on regular car and bus schedules 
for Sundays, telephone Capital Transit Compan3 



Information, MI 6363, Ext. 572. 



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ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY NATIONAL PARK 
SERVICE NATURALISTS OR HISTORIANS WHO WILL BE AT THE MEETING 
PLACE RAIN OR SHINE. HOWEVER, CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT 
TO CHANGE TO MEET UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS. 

For additional copies of this schedule or for further 

information call, during office hours. 

The Park Naturalist, RE 1820, Ext. 2557, or 
The Park Historian, RE 1820, Ext. 2565. 

Sundays and holidays call, 

The Park Police, RE 1820, Ext. 2555. 



SHARE THIS SCHEDULE AND THESE OUTDOOR EVENTS 
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

SATURDAY - APRIL 5 

7 to 8 : 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK along the Chesapeake h Ohio Canal Towpath 
west of Cabin John Run, Md. Meet at Stop 39 on 
Cabin John car line (MacArthur Blvd. & Cornell St., 
Glen Echo, Md . ) . (4) (*) 

SUNDAY - APRIL 6 

7 to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Oxon Run Parkway. Meet at South Capitol 
St. & Livingston Rd. S. E. (4) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE EXPLORATIONS- Meet at Stop 24 (Brookmont) on 
Glen Echo car line for trip up the Chesapeake & Ohio 
Canal Towpath. (3) (*) 

SATURDAY - APRIL 12 

7 to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK through Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Meet 
at Gardens office which may be reached by walking down 
Douglas St. N. E. from Kenilworth street car line. 

(4) (*) 

SUNDAY - APRIL 13 

7 to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Pock Creek Park. Meet at 16th h Underwood 
Sts. N. W. (4) (*) 

2 to 4: 30 p.m. 

CAMERA STROLL at Fort Washington, Md . Meet at En- 
trance Gate. Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. 
N. W. at 1 p.m. Round trip fare $1.15, including tax. 

(5) (**) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

WILD FLOWERS AND FERNS. Meet at 16th & Whittier Sts. 
N. W. adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

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SATURDAY 



APRIL 19 



to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Soldiers' Home Grounds, 
and Park Rd . N. W. (4) (*) 



Meet at Park PI 



SUNDAY 



APRIL 20 



to 8 : 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK. Meet at Randle Circle, Minnesota & Massa- 
chusetts Aves . S. E., for trip in Fort Dupont Park. 
(4) (*) 

to 5 p.m. 

TREES. Meet at Montrose Park, R St. & Avon PI . N. W. 
Nearest street car at Wisconsin Ave. & R St. N. W. 
which is 3 blocks from meeting place. (3) (*) 



SATURDAY 



APRIL 26 



7 to 9 : 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK on highland adjoining Leiter Estate. Meet 
at entrance on Virginia State Highway No. 9 (two miles 
northofVirginia endofChain Bridge). Spec ial charter 
buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 6:30 a.m. Round trip 
fare 85<t, including tax. (4) (**) (*) 

SUNDAY - APRIL 27 

7 to 8:30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK along the Chesapeake St Ohio Canal Towpath, 
Sycamore Island to Lock 10. Meet at Stop 30 on Glen 
Echo car line (MacArthur Blvd. SsWalhonding Rd.) (4) (*) 

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All -Day CAMERA STROLL at Fort McHenry National Monument 
and Sherwood Gardens, Baltimore, Maryland. Meet at 
Fort McHenry. Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. 
N. W. at 8:30 a.m. Round trip fare $2.30, including 
tax. (5) (**) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

ROCKS. Meet at Harvard Street Entrance to the National 
Zoological Park. (3) (*> 

Symbols (4) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 



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SATURDAY - MAY 3 

to 9: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK on Roosevelt Island. Weet ferry boat at 
seawall, foot of Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown, for 
ride to Island. Round trip ferry fare 25<^ per person. 

(4) (*) 

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a nd 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWT^ BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake Si Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



SUNDAY - MAY 4 



to 9; 30 a.m. 

PIPD WALK at Leiter Estate 



Meet at entrance on Vir- 



ginia State Highway No. 9 (1.8 miles north of Virginia 
end of Chain bridge). Special charter buses leave 



1416 F St . N. 
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W. at 6:30 a.m 
(4) (*♦) (*) 



Round trip fare 85^, 



2 and 4: 30 p. m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake f^ Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



to 5 p.m. 

WILD ANIMALS. Meet 
Massachusetts Aves. 
Park. (3) (*) 



t R a n d le Circle, xMinnesota & 
I. E., for trip in Fort Dupont 



Symbols (4) (*) etc, see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




SATURDAY - MAY 10 

to 9 : 30 a . m . 

BIRD WALK at Great Falls, Maryland. Meet at parking 
area. Special charter buses leave 1416 F Street N. 
W. , at 6 a.m. Round trip fare $1.15, including tax. 
(4) (**) (*) 

and 4: 30 p. m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



SUNDAY 



MAY 11 



to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Rock Creek Park 
Alaska Ave. N. W. (4) (*) 



Meet at 18th St. & 



2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

11: 30 a.m. 

All -Day CAMERA STROLL to George Washington Birthplace 
National Monument and Stratford Hall, Virginia. Meet 
in parking area at the Monument. Travel via Waldorf 
and La Plata, Md. over Morgantown Bridge to Oak Grove, 
Virginia, and thence to the Monument. Nominal entrance 
fees will be charged. Special charter buses leave 
1416 F St. N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip fare $4.35, in- 
cluding tax. (5) (**) (*) 



3 to 5 p.m. 

WILD FLOWERS of Rock Creek Park 
Geranium Sts. N. W. (3) (*) 



Mee t at 16 th & 



Symbols (4) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword 




SATURDAY 



MAY 17 



30 to 8 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Soldiers' Home Grounds. 
86 Park Rd . N. W. (4) (*) 



Meet at Park PI. 



2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE GAMES. This will be a demonstration and prac- 
tice of effective nature games that will be helpful to 
youth leaders especially at summer camps. Meet at 
Palisades Field House, Stop 15 on Glen Echo car line 
adjacent to Sherrier St. & Edmunds PI. N. W. (3) (*) 

SUNDAY - MAY 18 

6:30 to 8 a.m. 

BIRD WALK on American University Campus. Meet at Ward 
Circle, Massachusetts 86 Nebraska Aves. N. W. (4) (*) 

2 and 4 : 30 p.m. 

' Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake 86 Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2: 30 to 5 p.m. 

JUNGLE J[AUNTS. Meet ferry boat at seawall, foot of 
Wisconsin Ave., Georgetown, for ride to Roosevelt 
Island. Round trip fare 25^ per person. (3) (*) 

Symbols (4) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY 



MAY 2 4 



6:30 to 8 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Dumbarton Oaks Park, 
entrance near 31st & R Sts. N. W, 
at Wisconsin Ave. & R St. N. W. 
from meeting place. (4) (*) 



Meet at Lovers' Lane 

Nearest street car 

which is 2.5 blocks 



and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake 8s Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



3 to 



5 p.m. 

FOSSILS. Meet at Hawaii 

trip in, Fort Totten Park. 



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SUNDAY - MAY 25 



6:30 to 8 a.m. 

BIRD WALK through Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Meet at 
Gardens office which may be reached by walking down Doug- 
las St. N. E. from Kenilworth street car line. (4) (*) 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake 8& Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



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All -Day CAMERA STROLL at Great Falls, Maryland. Meet 
at parking area. Special charter buses leave 1416 F 
St. N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip fare $1.45, including 
tax. (5) (**) (*) 



2:30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Arlington National Cemetery a 
Mansion. A walk to Lee Mansion, Temple of Fame, 
Mast, Span i s h - Ame r i c an War Memorial, Confedera 
morial, Old Amphitheater, Memorial Amphitheater 
of the Unknown Soldier, and the tombs of many 
tant persons buried in Arlington Cemetery. M 
Arlington Memorial Parkway and Arlington Ridge 
Reach via A. B. & W. bus from 12th St. & Pennsy 
Ave. N. W. Call NA 9711 for bus schedule. (2) 



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NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at Stop 39 on Cabin John car 
line (MacArthur Blvd. & Cornell St., Glen Echo, Md.) 
for trip along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath to 
Sycamore Island. (3) (*) 



to 10 p.m. 

OBSERVATIONS ON THE MOON AND PLANETS. Meet 
Hill Park, Bunker Hi 1 1 Rd . & 26th St. N. E 
outing scheduled on July 27. (9) (*) 



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SATURDAY - MAY 31 



2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and h i s to r i ca 1 HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along the 
scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at end of Cabin John street car 
line for trip up Cabin John Run. (3) (*) 

SUNDAY - JUNE 1 

9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

SNAKES. Meet at I6th & Geranium Sts. N. W. adjoining 
Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY - JUNE 7 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

10 a.m. 

REDISCOVER MOUNT VERNON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. Points of 
natural and historic interest along this parkway will 
be visited and interpreted. There will be stops at 
Roaches Run Wildfowl Sanctuary and at selected his- 
toric sites in Alexandria. Bring your lunch to eat at 
Belle Haven picnic area. A short nature walk at Dyke 
and a visit to Fort Hunt will conclude the trip. Meet 
at traffic circle at west end of Arlington Memorial 
Bridge. Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. 
at 9:45 a.m. Round trip fare $1.75, including tax. 
(10) (**) (*) 

7 : 30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

in Rock Creek Park near 16th St. & Colorado Ave. N. W. 

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SUNDAY - JUNE 8 

9 and 11: 30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

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2 to 

Monastery Rose Gar- 
N. E. (S) (*) 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOURof the Capitol Grounds, Grant Memorial, 
and environs. The history and description of the mon- 
uments and buildings around the Capitol Grounds will 
be told on this trip. The group will visit the Grant 
Memorial, the statues toPresident Garfield and General 
Meade, the Peace Monument, the U. S. Capitol, and other 
places of interest. Meet at the Grant Memorial, east 
end of the Mall, near 1st St. & Pennsylvania Ave. N. 
W. (2) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

TREE DISEASES. Meet at 44th St. & Reservoir Rd . N. W. 
for trip in Foundry Branch Parkway. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 



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SATURDAY - JUNE 14 



2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

INSECT VANDALS. Meet at Stop 24 (Brookmont) on 
Glen Echo car line for trip up Chesapeake & Ohio Canal 
Towpath. (3) (*) 

7:30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 
in Rock Creek Park near 16th St. & Colorado Ave. N. W. 

THE POTOMAC 

This intriguing motion picture in color portrays aerial 
views of the Potomac Fiver and the historic sites along 
its course. All Wa sh in g t oni an s will be interested in 
the story of this river as unfolded by Mrs. Maud 
Proctor Callis. (1) (*) 

SUNDAY - JUNE 15 

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Conducted HARDY WATER LILY TOURS. Meet at Ken il worth 
Aquatic Gardens office which may be reached by walking 
down Douglas St. N. E. from Kenilworth street car line. 
(3) (*) 

9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

8 to 10 p.m. 

STAR OUTING. Meet at Barnard Hill Park, Bunker Hill 
Rd. h 26th St. N. E. Another outing scheduled on 
August 17. (9) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY - JUNE 21 

2 and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS ALONG 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

CULTIVATED TREE WALK in the Capitol Grounds. Meet at 
the Grant Memorial, east end of the Mall, near 1st St. 
& Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. (3) (*) 

7 : 30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

in pock Creek Park near l6th St. & Colorado Ave. N. W. 

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SUNDAY - JUNE 22 

9 and 11: 30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and h i s tor ica 1 HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along the 
scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

1 1 : 30 a . m . 

All -Day AUTO CARAVAN to George Washington Birthplace 
National Monument. Meet in parking area at the Monu- 
ment. Drive via Waldorf and La Plata, Md . , over Mo r - 
gantown Bridge, to Oak Grove, Va. , and thence to the 
Monument. Return will be via Ferry Farm, Kenmore, and 
home of Mother of Washington in Fredericksburg, Va . 
Nominal entrance fees will be charged. Special charter 
buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip 
fare $4.35, including tax. (10) (**) (*) 

2 to 4 p.m. 

CAMERA STROLL in Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. This area is 
under the direction of Harvard University. Meet at 
31st & R Sts. N. W. Nearest street car at Wisconsin 
Ave. & R St. N. W. which is 2 blocks from meeting 
place. (5) (*) 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Lafayette Park. The historv of the 
monuments, theBlair House, theDecatur House, the Dolly 
Madison House, and many other interesting sites of the 
period of the Civil War and earlier will be explained. 
Meet at the Jackson Statue in the center of Lafayette 
Park (across Pennsylvania Ave. from the White House). 
(2) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

YOUR GARDEN TREES. Some of the do's and don'ts of tree 
planting and tree care in your garden will be discussed 
by a National Capital Parks horticulturist. Meet at 
Capital Transit's Chevy Chase Circle terminal on Con- 
necticut Ave. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 



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SATURDAY - JUNE 2 8 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake 8r. Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at Penning Rd. 8b 42nd St. N. E. 
for trip in Fort Mahan Park. (3) (*) 

7:30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

in Rock Creek Park near 16th St. & Colorado Ave. N. V/. 

FROM THE RIO GRANDE TO PANAMA 

Across desert, mountain, and rushing stream; and through 
tropical jungle, the In t e r - Ame r i c an Highway has been 
pushed by the engineering genius of highway builders. 
Mr. Edwin W. James, of the Public Roads Administration, 
brings a first-hand account of the highway and the 
scenery along the way. 

SUNDAY - JUNE 29 

9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

10 a.m. 

All-Day AUTO CARAVAN to Manassas National Battlefield 
Park. Meet at Stone House on Lee Highway (U. S. 211) 
about 6 miles west of Centerville, Va. Special charter 
buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip 
fare $2.20, including tax. (10) (**) (*) 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Lincoln Memorial and environs. A 
talk on the Gettysburg address, and the history and 
cons t ruct ion of the Lincoln Memorial and Daniel Chester 
French Statue. The group will visit the statues of 
John Ericcson and William Jennings B^yan; and the 
history of the buildings along Constitution Avenue 
including the American Pharmaceutical Association, the 
National Academy of Sciences, the Federal Reserve Board, 
Public Health, andother points of interest will be told 
on the walk. Meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 
(2) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

A DOZEN FERNS. Meet at Lovers* Lane entrance to 
Dumbarton Oaks Park near 31st & R Sts. N. W. Nearest 
street car at Wisconsin Ave. & R St. N. W. which is 
2.5 blocks from meeting place. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc, see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY - JULY 5 



2 and 4: 30 p.m. • 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along II 
the scenic Chesapeake St Ohio Canal'. (6) (*) • 

3 to 5 p.m. 

COLORFUL INSECTS. Meet at Randle Circle entrance to 
Fort Dupont Park, Minnesota and Massachusetts Aves. S. 
E. (3) (*) 

No Camp f i re Progr am because of Fourth of July Holiday. 

SUNDAY - JULY 6 

9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake ^ Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2 to 4 p.m. 

CAMERA STROLL in Meridian Hill Park and vicinity. 
Meet at 16th St. ^ Florida Ave. N. W. (5) (*) i 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. ^ 
HISTORICAL TOUR of the Jefferson Memorial. A talk 
on the history of the Declaration of Independence, 

the conception and construction of the Thomas Jeffer- |, 

son Memorial, and a tour of the Memorial Building. , 

Meet on walk in front of the Jefferson Memorial. (2) d 

(*) I 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES at Roaches Run Wildfowl Sanctuary. 
Meet at Roaches Run parking area. Reach via A. B. & 
W. bus marked ** Alexandria via National Airport" , 
from terminal at 12th St. 8r. Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. 
Call A. B. & W. Bus Co., NA 9711, for bus schedule. 
We may see our "Cover Bird*' . (3) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




17 



and 4 : 30 p.m. 
Nature and 
the scenic 



SATURDAY - JULY 12 



historical HORSE-DRAWN 
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



3 to 



7:30 



in 



5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at Lovers* Lane entrance to Dum- 
barton Oaks Park near 31st & R Sts. N. W. Nearest 
street car at Wisconsin Ave. & R St. N. W. which is 
2.5 blocks from meeting place. (3) (*) 



p.m. 
Rock 



CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

Creek Park near 16th St. & Colorado Ave 

NATIONAL PARKS ALONG THE ROCKIES 



N. W. 



H. Raymond Gregg, Park Naturalist, will portray through 
color projection scenes in the National Parks of the 
Rocky Mountain region. For more than 10 years Mr. Gregg 
was Park Naturalist of Rocky Mountain National Park. 
He brings to his audience enthusiastic accounts of 
experiences in the country he knows so well. (1) (*) 

SUNDAY - JULY 13 



9 and 1 1 : 30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 



BARGE trips 
(6) (*) 



a Ion g 



11 



m. 

All -Day AUTO CARAVAN to Shenandoah National Park. Meet 
at Thornton Gap (Junction U. S. 211 & Skyline Drive). 
Entrance fee 25^ for private car. Special charter buses 
leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 8 a.m. Round trip fare 
$5.30, including tax. (10) (**) (*) 



2:30 



to 4:30 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Fort 
Description of the Civil 
including restored Fort 
one of the best preserved 
The s tory o f Ear ly ' s Raid on 



Stevens and Fort DeRussy. 
War Defenses of Washington 
Stevens and Fort DeRussy, 
of these old fortifications. 
Washington, which occurred 



3 to 



July 11, 12, 1864, when President Lincoln was exposed 
to enemy fire. Meet at Fort Stevens - Rittenhouse 
Street between Georgia Ave. & 13th St. N. W. , and hike 
3/4 mile to Fort DeRussy. (2) (*) 

5 p.m. 

COMMON PLANTS AND THEIR USES- Meet at Stop 33 on the 
Glen Echo car line (MacArthur Blvd. 8& Tulane St., just 
south of the amusement park) for trip along the Chesa- 
peake & Ohio Canal Towpath. (3) (*) 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY - JULY 19 



and 4 : 30 p.m. 
Nature and 
the sc en i c 



historical 
Ch e sa pe ak e 



HORSE-DPAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
& Ohio Canal . (6) (*) 



3 to 5 p.m. 

OBSERVE CULTIVATED TREES in 
Jackson Statue in center o 
Pennsylvania Ave. from White 



Lafayette Park. Meet at 
f Lafayette Park (across 
House). (3) (*) 



7 : 30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 
in Rock Creek Park near I6th St. 86 Colorado Ave. N 
SOUTHWESTERN COLOR 



W. 



Earl A. Trager, former Chief Naturalist, National Park 
Service, presents a series of outstanding pictures of 
our great southwest. Through the magic of the color 
camera he shows the intimate beauty of waxy desert 
blooms, colorful land forms, and views of many of our 
southwestern National Monuments and National Parks. 
(1) (*) 

SUNDAY - JULY 20 



10 



ind 11:30 a.m. 

ind 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical 
the scenic Chesapeake t 



HORSE-DRAWN 
Ohio Canal . 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 




11 



Meet at the Main Gate 
Greyhound bus which 
N. W. at 8: 30 a.m. 
. m . J 1 V . An n a p o 1 i s 
C. , at 5 p.m. Round 
(5) (*) 

m. 

All-Day AUTO CARAVAN to Catoctin Rec r ea t ion a 1 Demon - 
stration Area in Maryland mountains. Turn left from 
U. S. 15 at traffic light in Thurmont, Md. , 4 miles to 
meeting point in picnic area. Special charter buses 
leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 8:30 a.m. Round trip fare 
$3.45, including tax. (10) (**) (*) 



3 to 



5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at 16th & Whittier 

adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 



Sts. N 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword 




19 



SATURDAY - JULY 26 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at Soldiers* Home Grounds, Park 
PI. & Park Rd. N. W. (3) (*) 

7: 30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

in Rock Creek Park near I6th St. 85 Colorado Ave. N. W. 

BIRDS ALONG THE WAY 



With the aid of unique photographic equipment built by 
himself, Dr. Myron A. Elliott has secured a series of 
f ascinat in g pictu res o f bi rds on the wing, and of birds 
at home. The marvelous detail of action and beauty of 
form of our eastern birds expressed by the superb 
photography of this color cinema will thrill the 
audience. (1) (*) 



9 and 11: 30 a.m. 

2 a nd 4: 30 p.m. 
Nature and 
the scenic 



SUNDAY - JULY 27 



historical HORSE-DRAWN 
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 



BARGE 
(6) ( 



TRIPS 



a 1 on g 



2 : 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of President's Park. Information on 
the Zero Milestone, White House, Sherman Statue, 
Treasury and Commerce Buildings, Bulfinch Gatehouse 
and Posts, Washington Monument, Jefferson Pier, Sec- 
ond Division Monument, Pan American Building, Red 
Cross Building, Corcoran Art Gallery, and other his- 
toric structures will be related on this walk. Meet 
at Zero Milestone on the Ellipse just south of Execu- 
tive Drive. (2) (*) 



3 to 5 p.m. 

POND LIFE. 

whi ch may bv- » ,. 

from Kenilworth 



Meet at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens office 
reached by walking down Douglas St. N. E, 
treet car line. (3) (*) 



to 10 p.m. 

OBSERVATIONS ON THE MOON AND PLANETS. 
Hill Park, Bunker Hill Rd . & 26th St. 



Meet at Barnard 
N. E. (9) (*) 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




20 



SATURDAY 



AUGUST 2 



and 4: 30 p.m. 
Nature and 
th e sc en i c 



historical 
Che s apeak e 



HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
86 Ohio Canal . (6) (*) 



3 to 



5 p.m. 
CULTIVATED 
Statue on 
(*) 



TREE WALK 
14th St. 



in Franklin Park, 
between I St K S t 



Meet 

. N. 



at 
W. 



Barry 
(3) 



7 : 30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

in Rock Creek Park near I6th St. & Colorado Ave. N. W. 

MEXICO AS SEEN BY THE MARK LANSBURGHS 

By popular demand, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lansburgh return 
again this season to tell of their visit to our 
neighbor ''South of the Border" Easter pagentry 

in Mexico City, the ruins at Mitla, recent excavations 
at Monte Alban, the unusual religious dances at Taxco, 
and an amateur bullfight are a few of the colorful 
features shown in this motion picture. (1) (*) 



SUNDAY - AUGUST 3 

8: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. 

CAMERA STROLL at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Meet at 
the Gardens office which may be reached by walking 
down Douglas St. N. E. from the Kenilworth street car 
line. (?) (*) 



9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 
Nature and 
the scenic 



historica 
Chesapeake 



11 



1 HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
& Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

m . 

All-Day AUTO CARAVAN to Fr ede r ick sbu r g-Spo 1 1 sy 1 van i a 
County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, 
Va. Meet at Park Museum on U. S. No. 1 at south edge 
of Fredericksburg, Va . (Don't take by-pass at Fred- 
ericksburg.) Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. 
N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip fare $3.85, including tax. 
(10) (**) (*) 



3 to 



area at Great 



5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at parking 

Maryland. Special charter buses leave 1416 F 

W. at 2 p.m. Round trip fare $1.15, including 

(3) (*) 



Falls, 

St. N. 

tax. 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword 




21 



SATURDAY - AUGUST 9 



2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS. Meet at 16th & Underwood Sts. 
N. W. adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

7:30 p.m. 

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 

in Rock Creek Park near 16th St. 86 Colorado Ave. N. W. 

GLIMPSES OF AMERICAN HISTORY 

T. Sutton Jett, Chief, National Memorials and Historic 
Sites Division, National Capital Parks, tells in his 
inimitable way some of the highlights of American 
history preserved in the historic areas administered 
by the National Park Service in eastern United States. 
His talk is illustrated with natural color photos 
projected on the screen. (1) (*) 

SUNDAY - AUGUST 10 



9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN 
the scenic Chesapeake Ss Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



1 1 : 30 a.m. 

All -Day AUTO CA RAVAN to Shenandoah National Park 
(North Section) ■■■■■■■■■■IHHSBHHHHHHHHPIHIHE 
Meet at 

1 mile s 

2 5^ for private car ^ ^ , 

■^■^■■■■^■{■■■I^^PI^HPHHiHVPBlMHHBi^HHM Special 
charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 9 a.m. Round 



/\u lu LA KAVAiN i-o >T>nenanaoan iNationai .ra 

■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■HBIipiHH 

Front Royal Checking Station on Skyline Driv 

south of Front Royal, Va. Park entrance f 



Dr i ve, 
ee 



cnarter uu s e s leave itio r ot. in. n. at :? a.m. 
trip fare $5.30, including tax. (10) (**) (*) 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Lincoln Park and U. S. Capitol 
Grounds, including Lincoln Emancipation Statue, Na- 
thaniel Greene Statue, Folger Shakespeare Library, 
Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress and Court 
of Neptune. Meet at Lincoln Emancipation Statue in 
Lincoln Park, at 11th h East Capitol Sts. (2) (*) 



3 to 



5 p .m 
NATURE 
line 
Rd. ) 
(3) (*) 



VSy 
for 



RAMBLES. Meet at Sto 
yea mo re Island - MacA 
trip up the Chesapeake 



30 on Glen Echo 
. & Walhon 
& Ohio Canal Towpath 



:Qp 3u on '.jien iLcno car 
rthur Blvd. & Walhonding 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword 



-^■■^''~ 




22 



and 4: 30 p.m. 
Na tu re and 
the scenic 



SATURDAY - AUGUST 16 



historical HORSE-DRAWN 
Chesapeake ^ Ohio Canal. 



2: 50 to 4: 45 p.m. 

LIFE IN A WOODLAND SPRING. Meet 
Fort Hunt Rds., New Alexandria, Va 
& W. bus marked "New Alexandria" , 
12th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. 



turn bus 
one way. 



1 eaves New 
(3) (*) 



Alexandria at 4:54 p 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



at Belle Haven & 

Rea ch via A. E. 

leaving terminal, 

At 2:15p.m. Fe- 



rn. 



Fare 20<f 



7: 30 p 



CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 
in Rock Creek Park near 16th St. h Colorado Ave 
PARICUTIN - MEXICO'S NEWEST VOLCANO 



N. W. 



Pa r icu tin 
fore you r 



born in a cornfield, grows to maturity 
eyes through the color movies taken 



be 



fore your eyes through the color movies taken by Dr. 
W. F. Foshag, Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology, U. 
S. National Museum, who was present during much of it! 
activity. This is the only complete record Man ha; 
made of a volcano's growth. (1) (*) 



SUNDAY - AUGUST 17 



8: 30 



to 11: 30 a 
Conducted 
Ken i 1 wo rt h 



a t 



TROPICAL WATERLILY AND LOTUS TOURS, 
Aquatic Gardens. Meet at Gardens office 
which may be reached by walking down Douglas 
E. from the Ken il worth car line ^ '^^ ''*' 



St. N. 



(3) (*) 



9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE -DRAWN 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



11a.m. 

All -Day CAMERA STROLL at Fredericksburg, Va . Meet at 
Kenmore in Fredericksburg. Nominal entrance fees will 
be charged. Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. 
W. at 9 a.m. Round trip fare $3.45, including tax. 
(5) (**) (*) 



2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson 
Memorial. A walk from the Lincoln Memorial around 
the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. The his- 
tory of the memorials, Ericsson Statue, Tidal Pasin, 
and Oriental Flowering Cherry Trees will be related 
during the walk. Meet on the steps of the Lincoln 
Memorial . (2) (*) 



8 to 10 p.m. 

STAR OUTING. Meet 
Rd. h 26th St. N. E, 



Barn a rd 
(9) (*) 



Hill Park, Bunker Hill 



Symbols (5) (*) etc, see descriptive sections in Foreword. 







23 



SATURDAY - AUaJST 23 

and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TEIPS 
(6) (*) 



long 



3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMRLES. Meet at Alabama & Boulevard Aves. S. 
E. (north of Massachusetts Ave.) for trip in Upper 
Fort Dupont Park. Reach via W. M. 86 A. bus from 11th 
St. and Pennsvlvania Ave. N. W. Call FR 3300 for bus 
schedule. (3) 



7: 30 p.m. 
in Rock 



CAMPFIRE 

Creek Park near 16th 

WITH THE PENGUINS 



PROGRAM 

St. & Colorado Ave 
IN THE ANTARCTIC 



N. W. 



Asabiologist with the 1940 By rd (An t ar c t ic Expedition, 
Herwil M. Bryant had many opportunities to study and 
photograph penguins and other life of the south polar 
continent while exploring the ice floes with dog team. 
He hopes to share the platform with a member of the 
present expedition to bring, us up-to-date on new dis- 
coveries. ( 1 ) ( * ) 



SUNDAY 

and 1 1: 30 a.m. 

and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical 
the scenic Chesapeake t 



AUGUST 2 4 



HORSE-DRAWN 
Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



11 



2: 30 



ITi. 

All-Day AUTO CARAVAN to Fort Frederick (French 8c 
Indian War) State Park, and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal 
Parkway. Md. Drive to Clear Springs, Md . (U. S. 40) 
and follow signs to Park. Meet at Park Museum. Special 
charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 8 a.m. Round 
trip fare $4.35, including tax. (10) (**) (*) 

to 4 : 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Fort Washing^ton, Maryland 

history and description of old 

only fortification protecting 

from 1808 to 1861. A National 

will lead the group through the present fort, erected 

between 1814 and 1824. From Nichols Avenue S. E. , 

Silesia, then turn right 3 miles to 

„._ _..^ ^.... of the old fort. 

Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 1:45 

(2) (**) (*) 



gton, Marjrland. The 

Tort Washington, the 

the Nation's Capital 

Capital Park Historian 



. , ^__. _._._ Nichols 

follow road to 

Fort Washington. Meet inside entrance 

charter buses leave 1416 F St 
m. Round trip fare $1.15, including tax 



3 to 



MOSSES OF THE TRAILSIDE. Meet at 16th St 
Ave. adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 



and Alaska 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




24 



SATURDAY - AUGUST 30 
and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) ( 



TRIPS 
*) 



3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES 
at Roaches Run 
marked ''Alexandria 
terminal at 12th St. 



at Roaches Run 
parking area. 



A. B. & 
see ou r 



W. Bus Co. , NA 
*• Cover Bird" , 



Wildfowl Sanctuary. 

Peach via A. B. & W. 
via National Airport" , 
; Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. 
9711. - 
(3) 



long 



Meet 

bus 

f rom 

Call 



for bus schedule. We may 



7:30 p 



in Rock 



CAMPFIRE PROGRAM 
Creek Park near 16th St. & Colorado Ave 
THROUGH EUROPE WITH A COLOR CAMERA 



N. W 



Bu 



Dr . Meredi th F. . 
Geographical Names, wxi. 
natural colo r pi c tur e s of 
last autumn. His colle 



U. S. 



ma rks 
fall CO 



rrill, Director, 

will present a striking 

European scenes which 

includes historic land- 
and the vivid 



Board on 
series of 
he took 



c t ion 

1 andscapes 



feople, war damage, landscapes, and the vi^ 
ors in Scandinavia and Switzerland. (1) (*) 



SUNDAY 



AUGUST 31 



9 and 11:30 a.m. 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2 to 4 p.m. 

CAMERA STROLL at National Zoological Park and along 
Rock Creek. Meet at Harvard Street Entrance to the 
Zoo. (5) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

CULTIVATED TREE WALK in Lafayette Park. Meet at 
Jackson Statue in center of Lafayette Park (across 
Pennsylvania Ave. from White House). (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 



'M 



25 



SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 6 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake /fe Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



to 5 p.m. 

STREAM LIFE. Meet at Connecticut 
St., Chevy Chase, Md. (3) (*) 

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 7 



Avenue and Leland 



10: 30 a.m. 

All -Day AUTO CARAVAN to Cove Point Lighthouse, Md. and 
vicinity. Meet in front of Court House in Prince 
Frederick, Md. Bring lunch and drinking water. Con- 
siderable walking in sand. Special charter buses leave 
1416 F Street N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip fare $3.75, 
including tax. (10) (**) (*) 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake Ss Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



the 



2: 30 to 4:30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Lafayette Park 

monuments, the Blair House, the Decatur House, the Dolly 
Madison House, and many other interesting sites of the 
period of the Civil War and earlier will be explained. 
Meet at the Jackson Statue in the center of Lafayette 
Park (across Pennsylvania Ave. from the White House). 
(2) (*) 



to 5 p.m. 

COLORFUL INSECTS. 
Fort Dupont Park 
S. E. (3) (*) 



Meet at Randle Circle entrance 
Minnesota and Massachusetts Aves 



to 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




26 



SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 13 

6 : 30 to 8 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Oxon Run Parkway. Meet at South Capitol 
St. & Livingston Rd . S. E. (4) (*) 

2 a nd 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2: 30 to 5 p.m. 

JUNGLE JAUNTS. Meet ferry boat at seawall, foot of 

Wisconsin Ave., Georgetown, for ride to Roosevelt 

Island. Round trip fare 25tf per person. (3) (*) 



SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 14 



6:30 to 8 a.m. 



to o a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Dumbarton Oaks Park. Meet at Lovers' 
Lane entrance near 31st 85 R Sts. N. W. Nearest street 
car at Wisconsin Ave. & R St. N. W. which is 2.5 
blocks from meeting place. (4) (*) 



30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Annual HISTORICAL TOUR of Civil War Defenses of Wash- 
ington. Bring your lunch to eat at Fort Bunker Hill 
Park. Meet at MacArthur Blvd. & Chain Bridge Rd. 
(Nebraska Ave. N. W.). Special charter buses leave 
1416 F St. N. W, 



W.). Spe 
t 9 a.m. 



including tax. (10) (**) (*) 



Round trip fare $1.45, 



10 



All-Day AUTO CARAVAN to Patuxent Research Refuge, Md. 
Meet at the refuge near Bowie, Md . Special charter 
buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 9 a.m. Round trip 
fare $1.45, including tax. There will be considerable 
walking. (10) (**) ( * ) 

10: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. 

CAMERA STROLL at Mount Vernon. Meet at bus stop in 
parking area. Reach via A. B. & W. bus from terminal 
at 12th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. (Iv. 9:30 a.m., 
ar. Mount Vernon 10:25 a.m.). To return to Washington 
by 5:30, Iv. Mount Vernon at 4:30 p.m. Entrance fee 
to grounds, 30^ per person including tax. Round trip 
fare $1.15, including tax. Bring your lunch. . (5) 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN RARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



to 5 p.m. 

FOSSILS. Meet at Hawaii Ave. & Allison St 
trip in Fort Totten Park. (3) (*) 



fo 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




27 



SATURDAY - SEPtEMBER 20 

2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at Dyke parking area, Va., along 
Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Reach via A. B. & W. 
bus from terminal at 12th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. 
Lv. on Mount Vernon bus at 1:30 p.m. (ar. Dyke at 2:20 
p.m. J Lv. Dyke at 4:40 p.m. (ar. Washington at 5:30 
p.m. ) 



Fare 35^ one way 



(3) 



SUNDAY 



SEPTEMBER 21 



2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Lincoln Museum and House Where 
Lincoln Died. The history and description of the old 
theater building, the storv of the assassination and 
death of Lincoln, and the flight of John Wilkes Booth 
will be recounted. Meet in the Lincoln Museum, 511 
10th St. N. W. (2) (*) 

3 t o 5 p. m. 

MUSHROOMS OF THE AUTUMN. Meet at Military Road and 
Oregon Ave. adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




28 



SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 27 



7 to 



9;30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK at Leiter Estate 

ginia State Highway No. 9 (1.8 mi 

end of Chain Bridge). Special 



1416 F St. N. 
includin g tax. 



W. at ' 6: 30 
(4) (*) 



Meet at entrance on Vi r - 

les north of Virginia 

charter buses leave 

m. Round trip fare 85^, 



2 and 4:30 p.m 



I *» : ju p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BAR 

scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) 



BARGE TRIPS 
(*) 



along the 



3 to 



5 p.m. 
CULTI VATED 
PI. N. W. 
St. N. W. , 
(♦) 



TREES. Meet at Montrose Park, R St. & 
Nearest street car at Wisconsin Ave. 
which is 3 blocks from meeting place. 



SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 28 



Avon 
& R 
(3) 



to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in upper Fort 
& Boulevard Aves. S. E. 
Reach via W. M. St A. bus 
Ave. N. W. Call FR 3300 



Dupont Park. Meet at Alabama 
^north of Massachusetts Ave.), 
from 11th St. and Pennsylvania 
bus schedule. (4) 



lor 

om 

for 



9: 30 a.m. to 6 : 30 p.m. 

All-Day CAMERA STROLL along the Chesapeake 8s Ohio 
Canal Towpath, returning on 4:30 p.m. barge. Buy 
barge tickets in advance. Bring your lunch. Meet at 
Stop 39 on Glen Echo car line (MacArthur Blvd. Sc 
Cornell St., Glen Echo, Md . ) . (5) (6) (*) 



and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical 
the scenic Chesapeake i 



HORSE-DRAWN 
Ohio Canal . 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

HISTORICAL TOUR of Arlington Cemetery and Lee Mansion. 
A walk to the tomb of William Jennings Bryan, the Coast 
Guard Memorial, and Admiral Robert E. Peary Memorial in 
the southeast sec t ion o f Ar 1 in gton National Cemetery to 
the Lee Mansion. The Spani sh -Amer ic an War Memorial, 
Maine Mast, Memorial Amphitheater and tombs of many 
other important persons will also be visited. Meet 
at Arlington Memorial Gateway (intersection of Ar- 
lington Memorial Parkway and Arlington Ridge Poad). 
Reach via A. B. & W. bus from 12th St. 86 Pennsylvania 
Avenue N. W. Call NA 9711 for bus schedule. (2) 



2:30 to 5 p.m. 

TUNGLE J[AUNTS. 
W i s cons in Ave 
Island. Round 



Meet ferry boat t 

, Georgetown, for 

trip fare 25^ per p< 



t seawall, foot of 
ride to Roosevelt 
rson. (3) (*) 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword 



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SATURDAY - OCTOBER 4 



2 and 4:30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DPAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES at Great Falls, Maryland. Meet at park- 
ing area. Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. 
W. , at 2 p.m. Round trip fare $1.15, including tax. 
(3) (**) (*) 



SUNDAY 



OCTOBER 5 



10 a.m. 

REDISCOVER MOUNT VERNON MEMORI AL HI GHWAY . Points of 
natural and historic interest along this parkway will 
be visited and interpreted. There will be stops at 
Roaches Run Wildfowl sanctuary and atselected historic 
sites in Alexandria. Bring your lunch to eat at 
Belle Haven picnic area. A short nature walk at Dyke 
and a visit to Fort Hunt will conclude the trip. Meet 
at traffic circle at west end of Arlington Memorial 
Bridge. Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. 
at 9:45 a.m. Round trip fare $1.75, including tax. 
(10) (**) (*) 



and 4: 30 p .m. 

Nature and historical 
the scenic Chesapeake t 



HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 



3 to 5 p.m. 

LEAVES AND ACORNS. Here is your opportunity to learn 
the oaks. Meet at 16th St. and Missouri (formerly 
Concord) Ave. adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




Northern Red 
Oak 



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SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11 



7 to 8:30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK through Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Meet 
at Gardens office which may be reached by walking down 
Douglas St. N. E. from Kenilworth street car line. 
(4) (*) 

2 and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake 85 Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. Meet at 16th St. and Spring Road ad- 
joining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 12 

7 to 8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK in Rock Creek Park. Meet at Military Rd . 
and Beach Drive. (4) (*) 

2 to 4 p.m. 

CAMERA STROLL in Rock Creek Park. Meet at 16th St. 
and Missouri (formerly Concord) Ave. N. W. (5) (*) 

2 a nd 4 : 30 p . m . 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 

LIFE IN A DEAD LOG. Meet at 16th 8g Geranium Sts. N. 
W. adjoining Rock Creek Park. (3) (*) 

Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 






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SATURDAY - OCTOBER 18 



2 and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 
the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

2: 30 to 5 p.m. 

JUNGLE JAUNTS. Meet ferry boat at seawall, foot of 
Wisconsin Ave., Georgetown, for ride to Roosevelt 
Island. Round trip fare 25^ per person. (3) (*) 



P 
SUNDAY 



OCTOBER 19 



1 1 : 00 a.m. 

All-Day AUTO CARAVAN to Shenandoah Na t i on a 1 Pa rk , Va . 
Meet at Front Royal Checking Station on Skyline Drive, 
one mile south of Front Royal, Va . Entrance fee 25<!^ 
for private car. Special charter buses leave 1416 F 
St. N. W. at 7:00 a.m. Round trip fare $5.30, in- 
cluding tax. (10) (**) (*) 

2 and 4: 30 p.m. 
j Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN BARGE TRIPS along 

the scenic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. (6) (*) 

3 to 5 p.m. 
WALK TO ENJOY AUTUMN FOLIAGE.. Meet at Randle Circle 
entrance toFort Dupont Park, Minnesota h Massachusetts 
Aves. S. E. (3) (*) 

Symbols (5) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY - OCTOBER 2 5 



7 to 8: 30 a.m. 
BIRD WALK 
Sycamo re I s 1 a 
Echo car line 
(*) 



along 



the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpa th , 
to Lock 10. Meet at Stop 30 on Glen 
(MacArthur Blvd. & Walhonding Rd.). (4) 



and 4 : 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN 
the scenic Chesapeake 85 Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



2: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. 

WINTER TWIGS. Meet at Dyke parking area, 
Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Reach via 

from terminal at 12th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. 

on Mount Vernon bus at 1: 30 p.m. (ar. Dyke at 



Va . , a long 
A. B. 86 W. 



bus 
Lv. 

p . m 
p . m. 



Lv . Dyke at 
Fare 35 tf one 



4: 40 
way 



p.m. 
(3) 



(ar. V/ashington at 



2: 20 
5: 30 



SUNDAY - OCTOBER 26 



7 to 



11 a 



8: 30 a.m. 

BIRD WALK at Roaches Run Wildfowl Sanctuar 

Roaches Run parking area 

marked, ''Alexandria via National 

terminal at 12th St. 85 Pennsylvania 

A. B. 8c W. Bus Co., NA 9711, for bus 



•y . Mee t at 

B. h W. bus 

Ai r po r t " , f rom 

Ave. N. W. Call 

schedule. (4) 



1: 30 




to 5 p . m. 

GEOLOGICAL TOUR of the District of Columbia. Meet at 
36th St. 86 Prospect Ave. N. W. (above Key Bridge). 
Special charter buses leave 1416 F St. N. W. at 1 p.m. 
Round trip fare $1.45, including tax. (3) (**) (*) 



and 4: 30 p.m. 

Nature and historical HORSE-DRAWN 
the scenic Chesapeake 85 Ohio Canal. 



BARGE TRIPS along 
(6) (*) 



3 to 5 p.m. 

NATURE RAMBLES. m 
(MacArthur Blvd. 85 
ment park) for tri 
Towpa th. (3) (*) 



Meet at Stop 33 on Glen 
SsTulane St., just south ui 
ilong the Chesapeake 86 



Echo car line 

of the amuse- 

Ohio Canal 



Symbols (6) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 




■-^?S?IS^«§«»Vf.->.»- 



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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 1 



2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk in Fort Dupont Park 
to Randle Circle (Minnesota & Massachusetts Aves. S. 
E.). Meet at Alabama 86 Boulevard Aves. S. E. (north 
of Massachusetts Ave.). Reach via W. M. 86 A. bus from 
11th St. 86 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. Call FR 3300 for 
bus schedule. (8) 

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 2 

2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk through Rock Creek 
Park to Pinehurst Circle. Meet at Military Road 8b 
Beach Drive. (8) (*) 

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8 



to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS, 
over a loop trail. 
W. (8) (*) 



A brisk walk 
Meet at 16th 



in Rock Creek Park 
8b Geranium Sts. N. 



SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 9 

2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk along Chesapeake 8b 
Ohio Canal Towpath to Cabin John Run, Md. Meet at 
Chain Bridge which may be reached by walking down foot- 
path from Stop 20 on Glen Echo car line. (8) (*) 

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 15 

2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk along Chesapeake 8b 
Ohio Canal Towpath to Fletcher's Boathouse. Meet at 
Stop 33 on Glen Echo car line (MacArthur Blvd. 8c 
Tulane St., just south of the amusement park). (8) 



(*) 

2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING 
Creek to 
8b Park Ro 


SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 16 

r OUTDOORS. A brisk walk alon 
16th and Geranium Sts. N. W. 
ads. (8) (♦) 


g t> 
Mee 


anks 
t at 


of 
Kl 


Rock 
ingle 


Symbo 1 


5 (8) 


(* 


) etc 


:. , see 


descriptive sections 


in Foreword. 




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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 22 



2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk in Ro^k Creek Park 
over a loop trail. Meet at 16th 86 Whittier Sts. N. W. 
(8) (*) 

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 23 

2 to 5p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk along Chesapeake & 
Ohio Canal Towpath to 44th St. & Reservoir Rd. N. W. 
Meet at Chain Bridge which niay t^e reached by walking 
down footpath from Stop 20 on Glen Echo car line. (8) 



SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 29 

2 to 5 p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk along Chesapeake & 
Ohio Canal Towpath to Carderock and Stubblefield Falls 
and return. Meet at Stop 39 on Cabin John car line 
(MacArthur Blvd. and Cornell St., Glen Echo, Md . ) . 
(8) (*) 

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 30 

2 to 5p.m. 

EXPLORING OUTDOORS. A brisk walk along banks of Rock 
Creek to East-West Highway, Md. Meet at 16th & Under- 
wood Sts. N. W. (8) (*) 



Symbols (8) (*) etc., see descriptive sections in Foreword. 



WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT AS THIS SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE, 
YOU WILL HAVE ENJOYED THIS PROGRAM OF OUTDOOR EVENTS 

FOR 1947. 




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LITERATURE CONTRIBUTING TO 

UNDERSTANDING AND ENJOYMENT OF THE 

NATIONAL CAPITAL PARKS 



10 



11 
12 

13 



14 
15 

16 

17 

18 



Gene ra 1 

The National Capital Parks, Washington, D.C. 
Map of Rock Creek Park with trails, historical, biolog- 
ical, and geological notes. 

His tor ica 1 

The White House . 

The Washington National Monument. 
The Lincoln Memorial. 

The Lincoln Mus eum , Wa sh i ng t on , D.C. 
The Jefferson Memorial. 
The Arlington Memorial Bridge. 

Lee Mansion National Memorial, Arlington National Cem- 
etery, Virginia. 
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal ("Parkway), Maryland. 



a map with botan 
a ma p with bota n 



Plants 

Kenilworth Aauatic Gardens. 

Trees and Shrubs of Lafayette Park 

ical notes. 
Trees and Shrubs of Farragut Park 

ica 1 notes . 

An ima 1 s 

A Check List of the Birds of the National Capital Parks. 
A Guide to the Nests of the Common Summer Resident Birds 

of the Washington, D.C. Region. 
Attracting Birds to Your Home. 
Mammals of the National Capital Parks and the District 

of Columbia Region. 

f the National Capital 



or j^oiumoia Kegion. 
The Amphibians and Reptiles of the 
Parks and the District of Columb 



ia Region 



The above leaflets may be obtained without cost by ad- 
dressing a request to the Superintendent, National Capital 
Parks, United States Department of the In te r i or , Wa s h i ng t on 
25. D.C. 

For information on national parks outside of the met- 
ropolitan area, address The Director, National Park Serv- 
ice, Merchandise Mart, Chicago 54, Illinois. 







36 

MEMORIALS AND HISTORIC SITES IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PARKS 



GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS DESIRING SPECIAL GUIDE AND 
LECTURE SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH VISITS TO THE NATIONAL 
MEMORIALS AND HISTORIC SITES LISTED BELOW MAY REQUEST THE 
SERVICES BY TELEPHONING REPUBLIC 1820, EXTENSION 2565. 

SHORT HISTORICAL TALKS ARE GIVEN ON EVERY HOUR AND 
HALF-HOUR AT THE LEE MANSION NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND THE 
LINCOLN MUSEUM ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS. 



LINCOLN MUSEUM (Ford^s Theater) 511 10th Street NW . 

Open: Week days - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays and holidays - 
12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: 10^ plus tax; children under 
12 and military personnel admitted free. Children 12 thru 
16 years of age are admitted free except for tax. 

The tragic assassination of Ahraham Lincoln occurred in 
Ford's Theater on the night of April 14, 1865. The Lincoln 
Museum occupies the first floor of the old theater build- 
ing. It contains an extensive collection of items asso- 
ciated with Lincoln, the theater, the assassination, and 
John Wilkes Booth. The exhibits have recently been ar- 
ranged chronologically, and adequate labels describe the 
story of Lincoln's life. 

HOUSE WHERE LINCOLN DIED (The Old Petersen House) 
-"----------———— 516 10th Street NW . 

Open: Week days - 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays and holi- 
days - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission: 10<^ plus tax; 
children under 12 and military personnel admitted free. 
Children 12 through 16 years of age are admitted free ex- 
cept for tax . 

This house, opposite Ford's Theater, is where Abraham 
Lincoln was carried after receiving his fatal wound from the 
hand of the Assassin, John Wilkes Booth. It was in this 
simple dwelling that the famous emancipator died on April 
15, 1865. It contains appropriate furnishings of the period 
and other exhibits . 

THE LEE MANSION Arlington Cemetery 

Open: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (April 1 - Sept. 30}; 
9:30 a.m. to 5 p . m . ( Oc t . 1 - March 31). Admission: 10<^ 
plus tax; children under 12 and military personnel admitted 
free. Children 12 through 16 years of age are admitted free 
except for tax. 

The ante-bellum home of Robert E. Lee. Built about 1803 
by George Washington Parke Custis, grandson of Martha Wash- 
ington, and willed to Mrs. Robert E. Lee, his daughter. An 
outstanding example of the mansion house and furnishings of 
the period prior to the Civil War. 



WASHINGTON MONUMENT 




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Ofl 03bb5 S13fl ' ' 37 

The Mall west of 14th Street 



Open: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ascent may be made by 
elevator which reaches the top in one minute, or by stair- 
way. Elevator charge: 10^; no charge for uniformed military 
personnel and children 16 years of age and under. 




JEFFERSON MEMORIAL 

Open: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m 



Tidal Basin 
No Admission Charge 



The Memorial to Thomas Jefferson was dedicated and 
opened to the public on April 13, 1943, the 200th anniver- 
sary of his birth. This circular domed structure, designed 
by the office of John Russell Pope to reflect the admira- 
tion of Jefferson for this type of architecture, contains 
inscriptions from the writings of Jefferson embodying his 
concepts of liberty and democracy. The heroic statue of 
Jefferson by Rudulph Evans is placed in the center and dom- 
inates the Memorial Room. 



LINCOLN MEMORIAL 



West Potomac Park 








Campfire Programs are held on Saturday nights 
during the summer in Rock Creek Park. 






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