McMillan Park Walking History Tour on Sat, Mar 3rd, 9am (rain: Mar 10th) – First Tour of 2018!

We are planning another history walking tour through Bloomingdale and around the perimeter of McMillan Park. Once again, we are fortunate to have our neighbor and friend, Paul Cerruti, leading the tour.  Paul has compiled a tremendous amount of historical detail about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it was first opened to the public. This event will cover a lot of the information presented in history walks we did in 2017 that were very well attended and enjoyed!

The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to the 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 and R Streets NW) on Saturday, March 3rd at 9am (rain date Saturday, March 10th at 9am). Light refreshments will be served, and a selection of some of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park will be offered for sale at the end of the tour along with some lovely greeting cards of those same photos!

Please register for the tour by sending an email to or by calling Kirby at 202 213-2690.  We are limiting the tour to 30 people to ensure that all who join it can hear easily and participate fully. Please register early to guarantee that you will be able to be part of this special day.  

Kindly note, we greatly appreciate your suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event, which will benefit Friends of McMillan Park’s efforts to save this registered national historic landmark.  Even if you are unable to join our tour, please consider making a donation to help support these efforts.  You can donate via PayPal or Crowdrise links available on our web page,, or in person with cash or credit card with FOMP’s Square account on the day of the event.

We hope to see your there for the event!