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Explore the Ruins of Seneca Quarry

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Explore the Ruins of Seneca Quarry

Varighed
2.5 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 15 personer
Sprog
Engelsk
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Explore the Ruins of Seneca Quarry

guidet vandretur

Explore the Ruins of Seneca Quarry

Varighed
2.5 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 15 personer
Sprog
Engelsk

Det skal I lave

On this 2.5-hour walking tour, we’ll make our way along unpaved trails to view the ruins of Seneca Quarry, notable for producing the distinctive red sandstone used for the Smithsonian Castle and many other D.C. buildings. We'll gather at the beautiful Seneca Aqueduct — the only aqueduct on the canal made with Seneca redstone — and learn how the canal and quarry's histories were intertwined. Bring your camera! You'll have plenty of time to take photographs of the distinctly rust-colored structures. We'll take a 1.5-mile hike through the woods to see Seneca Quarry. We'll climb up to see the beautiful quarry master's house, a unique structure that housed the site superintendent and is now part of Maryland's Resident Curatorship Program. The capstone of the tour is a visit to the site where the stone for the Smithsonian Castle was excavated. From there we'll hike back to the Seneca Aqueduct and wrap up our experience.

Din vært

Garrett

Garrett

Hi. I'm Garrett, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I am an author, historian, and tour guide in the nation's capital. I discovered Seneca Quarry while I was researching a guide book about the Potomac River. Before I knew it, I was writing another book called "The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry." It was a lot of fun to research, mostly based on archival and field research. It was like going on a treasure hunt. I can't wait to share Seneca Quarry with you!

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Her skal du være

Few people know about the Seneca Quarry, as it's deep in the woods right off the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. On this fun outdoor hiking tour of a "lost" historic site, you'll explore hidden archaeological ruins and learn the amazing history of the quarry, and above all the people — including former slaves — who toiled at Seneca until it closed in 1901.

Tilgængelighed

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Annulleringspolitik

En oplevelse kan annulleres og refunderes fuldt ud inden for 24 timer, efter den er købt.

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Gæstekrav

Op til 15 gæster på 18 og opefter kan deltage.

Flere tips

This event will run rain or shine. We’ll send you a liability waiver before the experience; please sign it and bring it with you. Pack a snack, water, and your camera. Dress in layers. And give yourself plenty of time to drive to the Seneca Aqueduct
Garrett
Explore the Ruins of Seneca Quarry
Ny oplevelse
Fra $30/person
Ny oplevelse
Fra $30/person