Get a Free Tour of St Elizabeths Sat. Sept. 8th

From an email:

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

What: Salute to Summer’s End Historic Tour opens the gates to the history and architectural beauty of St Elizabeths East and its formerly closed campus. The Salute to Summer’s End tour concludes a Season of Discovery, which has offered unprecedented access to the landmark campus in advance of its redevelopment as a new center for community, innovation, education, enterprise, and security and sustainability. For information, visit

The tour is in conjunction with the second location of the Ward 8 Farmers Market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 8.

Who: Hosted by the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development.

Tour led by Hayden M. Wetzel, creator of the African-American Discovery Trail and popular guide for such firms as Capital Segway, DC Cruises, and Washington Walks. Hayden Wetzel is a member of the Landmarks Committee of the DC Preservation League and the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC.

Where: St Elizabeths East, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC, adjacent to Congress Heights Metro station (Green Line) in Southeast Washington. Parking available across Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at Friendship PCS Southeast Elementary Academy.

St Elizabeths East At the center of the District of Columbia’s historic neighborhoods in Ward 8, St Elizabeths East is an exceptional opportunity for the City and the private development community to create a landmark for the 21st century: a well-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income, walkable, livable community. St Elizabeths East holds immeasurable potential as a gateway to a new future and a catalyst for economic development and growth – not only in the neighborhoods surrounding the iconic campus, but throughout the District, the region, and the nation. Visit

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