Madams of DC Walking Tour
March 1@7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us as we discover DC’s notorious red light district that developed during the Civil War. The ramshackle “boarding houses” of Murder Bay to the glamorous pleasure houses of Marble Alley, are all within sight of the Capitol. Also, a new profession for women was rising, that of the “female lobbyist.” This tour will introduce you to some of the most notorious women of mid-19th Century DC.
The route starts at the Willard Intercontinental and travels down Pennsylvania Avenue, which was the main thoroughfare along which DC’s red light district arose. There is a half-way stop at Hill Country BBQ for a bathroom break and refreshments. The tour ends at the National Museum of the American Indian and runs approximately 2.5 hours.