Venue Details

7 Star Starred
Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Meet outside the Smithsonian Metro Station 1200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-637-7000
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Member Tips

Kathy L
Make sure to check the weather forecast and if a hint of rain make sure you bring the umbrella!
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Kathy L
Metro is the only way to go as parking in downtown DC is almost nonexistant
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Kathy L
Make sure you eat before you come or bring snacks.
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Goldstar Member
Some walking on grass which can be muddy.
info Apr 11 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Dress comfortably!
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Goldstar Member
Bring water
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Reviews & Ratings

41 ratings
4.2 average rating
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5 events
4 reviews
49 stars
attended Apr 06 2007

Really, really great. Loved all the history and was shown gardens I had not known existed--a real treat for me. I will definately take more tours. I live in the area,... continued

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9 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2009

It was a great way to learn about the history of the Cherry Blossoms and to learn about some of the hidden treasures of the city. Our guide, Carolyn, was very knowledgable.

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Carroll Red Velvet
17 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

I found the guide excellent and the information very interesting, even for someone
who has lived in DC for a long time. The tour was extremely well organized in the... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.washingtonwalks.com/tours/blossom-secrets-stroll/

Description

Hear the stories and secrets behind the delicate blossoms during a walking tour featuring not only cherry trees, but also noteworthy arboreal cousins. Learn about the woman whose cherry tree vision lives on today, a Japanese lantern older than the United States itself, and where you can discover even more pink and white blooms. _

__Please note that this walking tour does not include a walk around the entire Tidal Basin area. (It is usually too crowded to bring a walking tour group around the Tidal Basin.) The walk concludes at the Tidal Basin, site of most of the famous Japanese cherry trees. Walk participants are welcome to walk the area on their own._ The tour lasts for approximately two hours and will take place rain or shine.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Walks

The best way to tour any historic city is by foot. Tree-lined neighborhoods, famous (and infamous) personalities, architecture, majestic memorials, African American history, local edibles--it's all waiting for you to discover with Washington Walks!