Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Could You Give a Tour of Mount Pleasant?

I'm pretty sure I could do it. If it were focused on the broad history of the area and maybe I could throw in some architecture, planning and neat anecdotes. You?

Well try this on for size: Cultural Tourism DC is looking for new tour guides as it expands its renowned set of neighborhood and site tours this fall. New this year: weekday tours! Pretty cool. If you think you have what it takes read the notice below and give it a go. Let me know if you end up conducting a Mount Pleasant tour. Maybe I'll join you!

From Cultural Tourism DC:

"Cultural Tourism DC is seeking tour guides for WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC!

This year Cultural Tourism DC is trying something different for WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC. Instead of offering one spring weekend and one fall weekend of 100-plus free guided tours, we are expanding the event to 10 days in the fall: September 23 – October 2.

Most tours will take place on the two weekends: Saturday & Sunday, September 24 – 25; and Saturday & Sunday, October 1 – 2. But the new format means we also will be able to offer weekday tours, for example during lunchtime and after work, and possibly offer visits to places/buildings that might be closed during the weekend.

If you would like to volunteer as a tour guide, please go to to download and complete the 2011 WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Tour Participation Form, and submit it to by Tuesday, June 28.

If you have any questions about completing the form or about the event, or if you prefer a form in Word format, please contact Helen Gineris at 202-626-1148"