Trips & Excursions

DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please email with any questions.

Flowers and trees

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to visit the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. We will visit the gardens and learn about the plants from guides along the way and explore their museum of American decorative arts. DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please email with any questions.

Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join the Politics and Prose walking tour from Union Station to Union Market, and along the way we will see buildings dating from the 19th century up through today. We will also discuss significant historic events which occurred in these neighborhoods, and see the places in which they occurred; events in the worlds of politics, sports, music, architecture and urban design. 

DATE: Sunday, April 7, 2024 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 Bardo. DATE: Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00pm

Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Kathy Sykes will lead an early summer walk along the Connecticut Ave pollinator corridor. This past spring had unseasonably cool weather which kept flowers in bloom a little longer. The weather is warming up and summer native plants are emerging such as bee balm, milkweed and penstemon. You will learn some new ways to attract pollinators to your garden whether you have full sunlight, part shade or full shade.

May 4, 2024 from 8:00am to 6:00pm ET we will leave from Conn. Ave Store.

See the "Thinker" sculpture in person and van Gogh up close. In the late morning, we will walk through the Rodin garden and see his art on display in the gallery. Then after lunch study color, lines, space and light in the works of Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso at the Barnes Foundation.

More information and dates to follow.

Join former Howard University and University of Michigan professor Michele L. Simms-Burton for a lively and spirited tour of Black expatriate writers living and writing in Paris, France. Explore Black Parisian culture, stroll the streets and visit the cafes where these writers once walked and wrote, learn about their conflicts and resolutions, discover why they made a go of it in Paris, and examine why Black creatives once expatriated to Paris and continue to do so.


Dates: August 3 - 10, 2024

Tarcutta House surrounded by a brick wall.

Join Politics and Prose for a magical one-week Italian adventure in the Tuscan hills including cooking lessons, area sightseeing and time to relax.

October 6 – 16, 2024


This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience the renowned beauty of northeastern Italy. There we shall discover its artistic treasures, absorb its dramatic history - from ancient Rome, through the Renaissance and the Baroque, to contemporary Italian chic, experience its people, taste and feel its culture. Join us for this fascinating exploration of the origins and development of one the most beautiful but least touristed regions of Italy. Dates: October 6 – 16, 2024

Trip dates: October 20 – October 27, 2024

Note: The trip is presently booked with reservations. To put your name on the waitlist, please email

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Join Eric Denker, Ph.D., author, expert in Venetian art, and a favorite lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, on this exploration of beautiful Venice. Eric will take us to his favorite sites, including the Palazzo Ducale, the Academia art museum, the Scuola Grande San Rocco (where Eric is the first American member), Ca d’Oro historic house, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello in the Venetian lagoon.