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Explore the Ruins of Seneca Quarry

Poolesville, Yhdysvallat

Lue paikalliset COVID-19-rajoitukset ennen varaamista

Elämyksen järjestää Garrett

2,5 tuntia
Korkeintaan 10 henkilöä
Järjestetään kielellä/kielillä Englanti

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On this 2.5-hour walking tour, we’ll make our way along unpaved trails to view the ruins of Seneca Quarry, notable for producing the distinctive red sandstone used for the Smithsonian Castle and many other D.C. buildings.

We'll gather at the beautiful Seneca Aqueduct — the only aqueduct on the canal made with Seneca redstone — and learn how the canal and quarry's histories were intertwined. Bring your camera! You'll have plenty of time to take photographs of the distinctly rust-colored structures. We'll take a 1.5-mile hike through the woods to see Seneca Quarry. We'll climb up to see the beautiful quarry master's house, a unique structure that housed the site superintendent and is now part of Maryland's Resident Curatorship Program. The capstone of the tour is a visit to the site where the stone for the Smithsonian Castle was excavated. From there we'll hike back to the Seneca Aqueduct and wrap up our experience.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic underway, the entire tour will be conducted outdoors and in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Your host will wear a face mask and bring hand sanitizer, and guests are encouraged to wear facial coverings as well. Experiences will have no more than 10 people.
Other things to note
This event will run rain or shine.

We’ll send you a liability waiver before the experience; please sign it and bring it with you. Pack a snack, water, and your camera. Dress in layers. And give yourself plenty of time to drive to the Seneca Aqueduct
On this 2.5-hour walking tour, we’ll make our way along unpaved trails to view the ruins of Seneca Quarry, notable for producing the distinctive red sandstone used for the Smithsonian Castle and many other D.C. buildings.

We'll gather at the beautiful Seneca Aqueduct — the only aqueduct on the canal made with Seneca redstone — and learn how the canal and quarry's histories were intertwined. Bring your camera! You'll have plenty of time…

Elämysjärjestäjän Garrett sitoutuminen turvallisuuteen

Tämä elämysjärjestäjä sitoutui noudattamaan Airbnb:n COVID-19-pandemiaan liittyviä turvallisuus- ja siivousohjeita. Hän lupasi muun muassa noudattaa sosiaalisia etäisyyksiä koskevia ohjeita, huolehtia hyvästä hygieniasta ja varmistaa, että kaikki osallistujat käyttävät maskia.
Lisätietoja
Alkaen 30€
/henkilö
la 6. helmik.
10.00 - 12.30
30€/henkilö
30€/henkilö
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Elämysjärjestäjäsi Garrett

Järjestänyt elämyksiä Airbnb:llä 2019 alkaen
  • 29 arvostelua
  • Henkilöllisyys vahvistettu
Hi. I'm Garrett, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I am an author, historian, and tour guide in the nation's capital. I discovered Seneca Quarry while I was researching a guide book about the Potomac River. Before I knew it, I was writing another book called "The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry." It was a lot of fun to research, mostly based on archival and field research. It was like going on a treasure hunt. I can't wait to share Seneca Quarry with you!
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Vuonna 2009 perustettu Atlas Obscura on tutkimusmatkailijoiden maailmanlaajuinen yhteisö, jonka jäsenet ovat yhdessä luoneet kattavan tietokannan maailman ihmeellisimmistä paikoista ja ruoista. Yhteisön jäsenet järjestävät myös omia elämyksiä ja tarjoavat pääsyn kätkettyihin, paikallisiin ja gastronomisiin ihmeisiin maailmalla.

Missä tulette olemaan

Few people know about the Seneca Quarry, as it's deep in the woods right off the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. On this fun outdoor hiking tour of a "lost" historic site, you'll explore hidden archaeological ruins and learn the amazing history of the quarry, and above all the people — including former slaves — who toiled at Seneca until it closed in 1901.

Saanut 5,0/5 yhteensä 29 arvostelusta.

Gail
joulukuu 2020
Great combination of nature and history! Really enjoyed Garrett’s tour and his thoughtfulness with making everyone in the group feel welcome and answer any questions we had. Wouldn’t have been able to navigate to the quarries or understand the context without a guide, so I highly recommend this experience to explore these sites a bit off the beaten path.
Great combination of nature and history! Really enjoyed Garrett’s tour and his thoughtfulness with making everyone in the group feel welcome and answer any questions we had. Wouldn…
Seana
marraskuu 2020
Really interesting afternoon learning about local history of Seneca Quarry, C & O canal and Smithsonian Institution, and how they were all intertwined. Garrett was a great host, tour guide, and storyteller. Highly recommend this excursion to others interested in history and hiking.
Really interesting afternoon learning about local history of Seneca Quarry, C & O canal and Smithsonian Institution, and how they were all intertwined. Garrett was a great host,…
Imelda
helmikuu 2020
Garrett did a wonderful job in leading our group on the tour of Seneca Quarries. We really learned a lot of history from him. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of in-depth information. Although it was a cold morning, Garrett kept us moving and was very conscientious about any areas we needed to be mindful of when hiking.
Garrett did a wonderful job in leading our group on the tour of Seneca Quarries. We really learned a lot of history from him. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of in-d…
Ewa
helmikuu 2020
We’ve lived in the area for a very long time... and discovered something completely unknown to us. We both found it to be an amazing immersion in history while hiking through a place that is close-by and yet appears remote. A very gratifying experience.
We’ve lived in the area for a very long time... and discovered something completely unknown to us. We both found it to be an amazing immersion in history while hiking through a pla…
Karen
helmikuu 2020
This was a great tour! I love things like this. I love abandoned stuff, especially when it's just out of sight. It's even better when it comes with a helping of history. I never would have known where the stone came from for the Castle, nor would I ever have known that there were any quarries there without Garrett pointing them out. Things like this make me feel like I'm traveling again, without having to go too far from home. He made sure we were all involved in the tour & I'm super impressed he remembered all of our names for the whole 2.5 hours!
This was a great tour! I love things like this. I love abandoned stuff, especially when it's just out of sight. It's even better when it comes with a helping of history. I never wo…
B
helmikuu 2020
Garrett enthusiastically conveyed his extensive historical knowledge, and imbued in us a strong appreciation for the history and need for its preservation. Highly recommended!

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