The Robert Ingersoll Washington, D.C., Walking TourDate:
Saturday, August 11
13th and E St. NW
Center for Inquiry–DC (CFI–DC)
Robert G. Ingersoll (aka “The Great Agnostic”) was a 19th Century champion of Freethought, women’s rights, civil rights, and DC voting rights. This famous orator and critique of religion toured the US and delivered over 1,300 speeches to packed houses. Ingersoll lived and worked in Washington, DC. He argued cases before the Supreme Court, lobbied Congress and consulted with Presidents. This tour will visit the sites of his 2 DC homes, one on Lafayette Square, and the places where he worked and spoke in downtown Washington, DC.
This tour is a project of Washington Area Secular Humanists, an affiliate of CFI. Sponsored by CFI DC.
Tour starts at: 9:30 am at the east end of Freedom Plaza near the Equestrian statue, specifically, at the corner of 13th and E St. NW
METRO: Metro Center or Federal Triangle.
Tour will end near 14th and K St. NW (McPherson Square METRO)
Tour length: 1 mile, or 90 minutes.
Bring a bottle of water to drink.