In recent years, Washington, D.C., has gone through a revitalization of many of its historic neighborhoods. The neighborhood of Shaw is a perfect blend of old and new, with trendy restaurants among row houses, and mural-filled alleyways bustling with coffee shops and yoga studios. If you’re looking to really soak up Shaw’s streets, what better way than a walking tour?The Shaw Neighborhood Walking Tour will take you around the lively streets of Shaw with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll feel the life of the neighborhood through the art, the homes, and the history. Plus, it’s a fun, free way to spend an afternoon outside! [caption id="attachment_7165" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Courtesy of npca.org[/caption] WHERE: Shaw Neighborhood (Meet at The Carter G. Woodson House) |1538 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20001 WHEN: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. COST: Admission is free. DETAILS: The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site and Shawn Main Streets are working together to bring you the Shaw Neighborhood Walking Tour. Carter G. Woodson was an African American historian who lived in the neighborhood in the mid 20th century and fought for civil rights. His Shaw home was the site of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Now the house is part of the National Park Service and honors both his memory and African American history in Washington, D.C. You’ll learn all about it on the tour. [caption id="attachment_7164" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Courtesy of washington.org[/caption]
Shaw Main Streets is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “preserve and restore the diverse, historic environment of Shaw's 7th and 9th Street commercial corridors, offering residents and visitors a better place to live, work, shop, play, and pray.” Alexander Padro, the executive director of the organization, will lead the tour on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_7163" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Courtesy of dc.curbed.com[/caption] On the tour you’ll have the opportunity to experience the rich history of the neighborhood, check out some of the coolest murals in Washington, D.C., and add to your list of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to try. To get more details and sign up, head to the Facebook event here. And if love exploring new neighborhoods in Washington D.C. check out the Logan Circle and Dupont Circle guides! Have you had the chance to spend time in Shaw? Let us know in the comments below!