Friday, April 20, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Departs Baltimore at 9:00 a.m. sharp and returns around 5:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of the U.S. Capitol Grounds Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
Tour led by STEVE LIVENGOOD, U.S. Capitol Historical Society Director of Public Programs and Chief Guide.
Commissioned by Congress in 1874 to design the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building, Frederick Law Olmsted created an enduring landscape, now restored to its original intent. Explore the carefully crafted circulation patterns and views— the Olmsted-designed marble terraces, brick Summerhouse, masterful stone and ironwork and entryways. Learn how the new Visitor Center impacted Olmsted’s original landscape and the relevance of Olmsted’s Vision today.
Short walk to lunch at the new I.L. Creations Café – Madison Building, Library of Congress
The tour group will sit together for lunch in the Café with wonderful views of the city. A wide variety of foods and beverages is available for your individual purchase.
Visit the U.S. Botanic Garden
After lunch, enjoy a free hour walking through the nearby U.S. Botanic Garden.
ANN SATTERTHWAITE, City Planner and National Association for Olmsted Parks Trustee, will give insight into the Olmsted legacy with Washington, D.C. planning. Also view the 17th annual orchid exhibit, in collaboration with Smithsonian Gar-dens. Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph, will observe the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossoms to Washington. Bring your cell phone and learn more as you walk through the Garden.
Advance Reservation Required. $65/person (except lunch).
Space limited to 47, first come first serve. Rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes. Make reservations at http://fmopl.eventbrite.com/, payable by check or credit card. (note: to pay by check, click on “show other payment options.” )
For questions about accessibility and registration/payment procedures, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sandy at 410-243-2156.
Refunds— A full refund will be made if, for any reason, the tour is cancelled. If you cancel, refunds, less a $10 handling charge, will be given only up to Friday, April 6.
Please arrive for the trip by 8:45 a.m. Free parking for the day at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles.
Turn onto Melrose Avenue to access the church parking lot. Neither the Church nor FMOPL is responsible for automobiles or belongings in them while in the church parking lot.
The motor coach will leave promptly at 9 a.m. Depending on metropolitan traffic, the coach will return to the Church of the Redeemer Parking Lot as closely as possible to 5:30 p.m. The deluxe motor coach is equipped with a restroom.