Meridian Hill Park is one of the National Park Service’s most unique parks. The 12-acre neoclassical park reminiscent of an Italian villa garden. Prior to becoming a national park, the area was part of an estate called Meridian Hill, the home of a college precursor to George Washington University, a Civil War encampment, and the site of nature poet Joaquin Miller’s cabin. In October 1936 the park opened after 26 years of work and cost more than $1 million spent.
Join Fiona Clem, author of Meridian Hill Park, to learn more about the history of this site. The tour will highlight the park’s unusual water feature and sculptures. Ms. Clem’s book is available here.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm