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Explore extant buildings and evidence drawn from old photos, census and naturalization records, ships’ passenger lists, and city directories to trace the lives of Germans who came to Washington following the disastrous March Revolution (Märzrevolution) of 1848. Find out about the late 1800s when the Germans flooded into Downtown Washington, transforming the old NW commercial neighborhood around 7th St. from Pennsylvania Ave. Then learn how these German-born Americans left their indelible mark on our nation’s capital.
Meet at German–American Heritage Museum, 619 6th St. NW.
End at National Museum of American Art and Portraiture, 7th & F Sts., NW.
Metro Start: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Metro End: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Fitness: Low, 8 blocks
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Presented by Cultural Tourism DC affiliate organization Goethe-Institut and led by local historian and tour guide Elizabeth Sherman.