Washington, D.C. History & Culture, a non-profit community organization, is inviting the city’s residents (and visitors) for a special night walk with the August full moon falling on August 15.
As part of the free event, DC’s monuments and memorials on the National Mall will be visited with brief information offered at the same time.
The walk is planned to start this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. near the National World War II Memorial and finish at around 9:30 p.m. at the same spot. However, you must be at the meeting point at 6:45 p.m. for socializing and name tag arrangements.
Washington, D.C. History & Culture posted a 60-second video featuring scenes from its past walking events on YouTube in order to give a sense to possible attendees about the upcoming full moon walk.
The itinerary is as follows:
- National World War II Memorial (starting point)
- The Tidal Basin
- Jefferson Memorial (short restroom break)
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (short restroom break)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial (short restroom break)
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- National World War II Memorial (ending point)
It is noted that this is not a guided tour, but a walk.
The organizers are expecting more than 100 people for the full moon walk, as was the case with previous walks. Due to the high number of participants, blank name tags and markers will be passed out “as a fun ice-breaker” so that everyone can write their name and their “dream vacation place (past or present)” on the tags. Participants can discuss their past or future travels during the walk.
Even though the event is free and open to the public (including singles, couples, children, families, groups, etc.), participants are encouraged to RSVP to help the organizers estimate the size of the group and send event updates to them.
Future full moon walks this year are scheduled for September 14 and October 13.