Enjoy the Lotuses and Lilies at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

There’s an amazing oasis right in the heart of Washington DC, nestled near the banks of the Anacostia River. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a series of cultivated ponds filled with waterlilies and lotuses. Adjacent to the ponds is Kenilworth Marsh, the largest remaining tidal marsh in the nation’s capital. Here you’ll find a variety of plans […]

Plagiarizing Poets and Confederate Spies Inhabit Oak Hill Cemetery

Small in comparison to other Victorian rural garden cemeteries, at just 22 acres, Oak Hill Cemetery is a prime example of a rural garden cemetery, and is probably the most peaceful place in Georgetown, an historic neighborhood in Washington DC. Let the winding paths and terraces entice you to explore this quiet oasis in the […]

13 Great Ghost Tours: A Spooky Tour Through the Mid-Atlantic States

August, September and October are the season most folks check out ghost walks and ghost tours — one of my favorite activities! Ghost tours are always intriguing — they’re a little bit of sight-seeing, a little bit of ghost story, and usually a lot of history. Ghost tours are a good way to get to […]

Missing Soldiers Office: Clara Barton’s Mission in Washington DC

The Clara Barton Missing Soldier Office Museum all started with a ghostly tap on the shoulder in 1996. Clara Barton was an amazing woman, and the more I learn about her, the more impressed I am. She is most well known for founding the America Red Cross, but she devoted most of her adult life […]