Mount Vernon Triangle CID President, Claire Schaefer Oleksiak, to Lead WalkingTown DC Tour of Mount Vernon Triangle Sept. 20th & 21st

Tuesday September 15, 2015

“Intriguing Past, Vibrant Future” is the theme for this year’s WalkingTown, DC tours of Mount Vernon Triangle on Sunday, September 20th from 10:00 AM to Noon and Monday, September 21st from Noon to 1:00 PM. Tours are led by Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District President, Claire Schaefer Oleksiak. As one of Washington, DC’s most beloved and historic neighborhoods, participants will learn about the history and recent development of this lively downtown community just east of Mount Vernon Square, a few blocks north of the Verizon Center and just south of Petworth and other longstanding residential communities. Learn about its roots as the home of the original Northern Liberties Market and visit Prather’s Alley, one of DC’s original commercial alleyways, as you hear about the social and economic forces that led to Mount Vernon’s development, decline, and current revitalization. The tour will end with a rooftop visit.

Registration is at, then proceed to one of the two Mount Vernon Triangle tour listings. WalkingTown, DC is sponsored and programmed by Cultural Tourism DC, Inc.

This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible and will be an easy walk of less than one mile. There are a number of local restaurants and coffee shops nearby for breakfast or lunch including A Baked Joint, Le Pain Quotidien, Busboys & Poets, Taylor Gourmet, Chipotle, Sweetgreen, L’Hommage Bistro Francais, Alba Osteria, Silo and Philos.

About Cultural Tourism DC, Inc.
Cultural Tourism DC Inc. develops and delivers authentic and memorable Washington, DC experiences that provide people with opportunities to learn about Washington’s international diplomatic community through private embassy tours and via Passport DC and Embassy Chef Challenge; the city’s diverse neighborhoods by walking along the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails or participating in WalkingTown DC; and arts, culture, and music during PorchFest. Our programs encourage area residents and visitors to explore the city, help propel the community’s economic prosperity, and become civically and globally engaged.

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for residents, visitors, employees and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community, at the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at or follow us on Facebook at or Twitter @MVTCID.