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African American History Hikes

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2024

Join a Rock Creek National Park Service ranger on a symbolic two-and-a-half-mile hike that marks the time between the Emancipation Proclamation to when the news of freedom arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865.

(Rock Creek Park’s June NPS calendar)

These guided hikes celebrate the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” Opal Lee, teach about African American history, and tell stories about enslaved people that lived at Rock Creek Park.

Meet the park ranger on the multi-use trail near Picnic Grove #28 (near the intersection of Ridge Road NW and Broad Branch Road NW. Parking at Grove #28 is limited. Visitors may wish to park at Picnic Grove #2 (either side of the creek) or at Picnic Grove #1 across from Peirce Mill and walk to the meet-up spot.


June 30
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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