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Independence Day Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Wild Life & Times

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


A Walking Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Times, Washington D.C., Thursday, July 4, 11 am, George Mason Memorial!

along the scenic Tidal Basin, the National Mall & the White House’s
Lafayette Square, on Independence Day, this annual tour will examine
the accomplishments of, and many crises faced, by Jefferson—D.C.’s first
two-term President–during the American Revolution, in Europe, and
during eventful stay in the then-new Executive Mansion. And of his
friends & rivals Alexander Hamilton, George Mason, James Madison,
Aaron Burr, George Washington, & John Adams, and others, all of whom
left a significant mark on the capital, and America, from the first
July 4th and thereafter.

Tuesday, July 4, 11 am.

MEET at the GEORGE MASON memorial near the Jefferson Memorial.

We’ll walk from the Mason & Jefferson Memorials to the White House & Lafayette Square. And discover:

• The mysterious Jefferson Pier
• A traitor’s attempted overthrow of Jefferson’s Lewis & Clark expedition
• The other Jefferson memorials–outside the White House
• Mason’s battle against—the U.S. Constitution
• The Marquis de Lafayette’s amazing & perilous associations with multiple American Presidents
• Inventor of farm, kitchen, and spy apparatus
• The secret language of the Jefferson Memorial
• The undeclared naval war, and declared trade war, that nearly wrecked Jefferson’s second term
• Sally Hemings and Maria Cosway
• Disputes over the Jefferson Memorial
• Rollercoaster relationship with John Adams
• “The room where it happened”
• The “miracle mansion” of TJ’s militia chief
• The scoundrel who betrayed Jefferson, killed Hamilton, and tried setting up his own country—with the head of the U.S. Army!
• Architect-in-Chief: Did TJ secretly design the White House?
• When Jefferson was almost hanged
• How Mason & Jefferson ended the slave trade—from Minnesota to the Mediterranean!
• President Jefferson’s “First Lady”
• Did Jefferson plagiarize Mason?
• How TJ came to write the Declaration of Independence, and its hidden coda
• And more!


July 4
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


George Mason Memorial
900 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington, Washington 20024 US
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