Saturday, June 10th, 2023 @ 11:00:am
T1, a Transit Via Food
Willard Intercontinental HotelMore details
Washington experienced an unprecedented rise in prostitution during and after the Civil War. During this period, Pennsylvania Avenue became DC’s most notorious red light district, from the ramshackle “boarding houses” of Murder Bay to the glamorous pleasure houses of Marble Alley, all within sight of the Capitol. Also, a new profession for women was rising, that of the “female lobbyist.” This tour will introduce you to some of the most notorious women of mid-19th Century DC.
Tour runs approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. Route starts at the Willard Intercontinental and travels down Pennsylvania Avenue, which was the main thoroughfare along which DC’s red light district arose. There is a half-way stop at Hill Country BBQ for a bathroom break and refreshments. Tour ends at the National Museum of the American Indian.
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