Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

This walk through far northeast D.C. travels through the quiet, settled 1950s neighborhood Eastland Gardens and past historic 1930s apartment buildings, following the eastern bank of the Anacostia River.  A highlight is the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, the only U.S. National Park devoted to aquatic plants.  Founded in the late 19th century as a hobby for a government worker, the gardens have grown to become one of the most beautiful and least known attractions in Washington, D.C. Besides seeing its famous water lilies, you’ll stroll the boardwalk over river wetlands, looking out for herons and dragonflies.  July is peak time for blooming water lilies!

 

Led by Hayden

 

Explore more Washington, D.C. walks: Theodore Roosevelt Island and Watts Branch and Marvin Gaye Park

When 

2018 dates to be announced.

Duration 
Approximately 2 hours
Reservations 
No reservations necessary. Simply show up!
Cost 

$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay the walk fee in cash or with a credit card when you arrive.

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Where 
Embarks from inside the Minnesota Avenue Metro station just beyond the turnstiles.
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