Day Trips

Friday, October 7th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of The Joy of Forest Bathing and A Year in Rock Creek Park, for a fall forest bathing walk through the enchanting Tregaron Conservancy, a woodland garden tucked away in the midst of northwest Washington that has been restored and stewarded by a non-profit organization since 2006.

Saturday, October, 29th 2022, 8 am to 8 pm.

This fall, join Politics and Prose's perennial favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy fall foliage and the serenity of the surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement and a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, October, 29th 2022, 8 am to 8 pm. 

Friday, September 30th, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dark room with yellow draps and a black piano

This fall, Politics and Prose invites you to visit the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. We are leading a trip to the museum. We will take a private guided Exhibition Tour: Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House and a self guided tour of the Winterthur mansion ( Date: Friday, September 30th, 2022, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Saturday October 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SOLD OUT Join naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees and several other nature books, for a fall walking tour of the historic and botanically diverse trees of the U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum (the new official name of the site). The visit offers the chance to admire trees in early autumn splendor including several species of maple and magnolia, century-old oaks, pecans, giant sequoia, and the intriguing jujube. Many of the trees, such as oaks, pecans, black walnuts and dogwoods, will be bearing fall fruit, a perfect time to study and appreciate them. 

Sunday, October 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Andréa Seiger and John Dean, author and photographer of 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss guidebook for a walk in this elegant and peaceful cemetery, the setting of George Saunders prize-winning Lincoln in the BardoSunday, October 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.