WalkArlington, in partnership with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and Columbia Pike Partnership, presents a Juneteenth Black Heritage Walk.
Discover Black heritage in Arlington on a walk to honor Juneteenth led by Craig Syphax, a board member and former president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and a member of the well-known Syphax family.
This two-hour walk will take place along the Pike and will include a guided walk with stops at St. John’s Baptist Church, Freedman’s Village Bridge, and more. Along the route, Craig will discuss the history of some of these significant sites, in addition to his family’s deep-rooted history in and around Arlington. The walk will end at the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, which participants can feel free to explore afterwards.
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We’ll meet at the Towers Park sign near the back of the church, located at Columbia Pike & S. Scott St.
Join WalkArlington and Alexandria Celebrates Women for a seven-mile women’s history walk that will start in Alexandria’s Old Town and end in D.C.
We’ll travel along the beautiful Mount Vernon Trail while enjoying women’s history briefings by experts along the route. Stops include Lady Bird Johnson Park, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.
Bring a lunch and wear pink to mark the Cherry Blossom Festival.
If you’re not up for walking, you are welcome to bike the route. You can also leave at any time if seven miles feels like a bit too much for you.
This is going to be a scenic, healthy, and fun event—a fantastic learning opportunity and a way to celebrate Women’s History Month in the nation’s capital region.
We’ll start the walk in Alexandria at 99 Canal Center Plaza.