L'Enfant's legacy and findings of Mr. Wright
Amazing what architects can do with swampland.
In 1791, George Washington handpicked Pierre L'Enfant to lay out a plan for the capital city, which was once marshy and muddy. The Frenchman was fired a year later for his stubborn ways, yet despite this his blueprints stayed. Today, the numbered and lettered streets contain some design standouts that L'Enfant never imagined: namely Modernist, Gothic, Renaissance and Second Empire styles mixed in among the predominant neoclassical design.
Sights we cover on this tour :
•Smithsonian Castle & Smithsonian Garden
•Arts and Industries Building
•National Air and Space Museum
•National Gallery of Art East and West Buildings
•National Museum of the American Indian
•Bartholdi Park Walking tour
•United States Botanic Garden
•United States Capitol Building
•Library of Congress
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Transportation by comfortable a/c SUV.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USA Dollars - snacks, souvenirs, entry fees, etc