How did 3,000 Japanese cherry trees make their way to America's capital? You'll the answer on this fun and informative walking tour during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The annual cherry blossom display in Washington, D.C. is guaranteed to dazzle your senses. People travel from all over the world to see the trees when their blooms burst forth with magnificent beauty each spring. But have you ever wondered why the trees are planted along the Tidal Basin? Why cherry trees? Whose idea were they, anyway? Hear the stories and secrets behind these delicate and breathtaking blossoms, as well as the visionary who imagined the display and more details of the area, during this two-hour guided walking tour featuring not only the cherry trees, but also fascinating anecdotes about the nation's capital.
Please note: This walk does not include interior tours of any buildings. It does not include a walk around the entire Tidal Basin area. (It is usually too crowded to bring a walking tour group around the Tidal Basin.) The walk concludes at the Tidal Basin, site of most of the famous Japanese cherry trees. Walk participants are welcome to walk the area on their own.