Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tenleytown Civil War Heritage Trail Walk - Free on Sat., Sept. 24

Photo by AgnosticPreachersKid
Tenleytown is the second oldest settlement in Washington. John Tennally opened his tavern here before 1789, serving farmers taking tobacco to Georgetown's port. The Civil War had an enormous impact on the small village, most of whose residents were Southern sympathizers. The largest Civil War fort, Fort Reno, was built here to defend Washington with large troop encampments nearby. Learn why Fort Reno came to be called the Summit That Saved the Union.

The Tenleytown Walking Tour of the Tenleytown Heritage Trail is presented by the Tenleytown Historical Society (THS) and led by THS Board Member and long-time resident Frank J. Haendler.

What: "Tenleytown During the Civil War, Highlighting Top of the Town: Tenleytown Heritage Trail
Date: September 24, 2011
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where to Meet: Meet: Tenleytown-AU Metro station, west exit, 4501 Wisconsin Ave., NW, in front of Best Buy. End at Tenleytown-AU Metro station, east exit, 4501 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
Please note: This tour is wheelchair accessible and audio enhancement is available. Reservations are required for this free event. Click here to register.

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