McMillan Park History Walking Tour – Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 9am (rain: 29 Oct)

We are hosting another history walking tour through Bloomingdale and around the perimeter of McMillan Park, led by our neighbor and friend, Paul Cerruti, who has compiled a tremendous amount of detailed historical information about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it was first opened to the public. This event will expand upon the successful history walk that we held in October 2016 that was well attended and enjoyed!
The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to historic landmarks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.  The first part of the walk will include information and bonus highlights about Bloomingdale.
The tour will last approximately 1 ½ hours and will start at the Big Bear Café (located at the corner of 1st St. and R St. NW) on Saturday, October 28th at 9am (rain date Sunday, October 29th, 9am). At the end of the tour, we will serve light refreshments and offer a selection of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park for sale.

This walking tour through Bloomingdale and around McMillan Park is mentioned in the current issue of Home & Design magazine, linked here, and will immediately precede the annual Bloomingdale House Tour that begins at 10:30 am on October 28th (see details of the house tour linked here).  The Park History Tour will conclude in time for everyone to participate in the House Tour, and encourage all to do so!
Please register for the Park History Tour by sending an email to or by calling Kirby at 202 213-2690.  We are accepting up to 30 people for this tour to ensure that all who join can hear and fully participate, so we will accept the first 30 persons who register.

Kindly note, we suggest and greatly appreciate a donation of $20 in advance ($25 on the day of the event) to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park’s efforts to save this registered national historic landmark.  Even if you are unable to join the tour, please consider making a donation online to help support these efforts.  Payment may be made via PayPal or Crowdrise links on the web page,, or in person with cash or credit card on the day of the event.

Thank you for your continued interest and support!