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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Unseen Anacostia

Discover the folklore of DC's most historic Historic District with award-winning author John Muller.

Join the Atlas Obscura Society DC and local reporter John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present. 

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city's most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout. Questions and photography are encouraged during the tour!  


  • Parking is free at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
  • This location is metro accessible via the green line's Anacostia stop.
  • Bike lock-up is available.
  • This is a 2-hour, outdoor walking tour. Expect to walk up and down stairs and on paved and unpaved surfaces.
  • Please check the weather, wear comfortable shoes or boots and bring water and sunscreen.


Contact Ashley at ashley.bowen@atlasobscura.com.

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