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"Blossom Secrets Stroll" Walking Tour

OtherCherry Blossom Walking Tour: Blossom Secrets Stroll

How three thousand Japanese cherry trees arrived in America's capital is the tale unfurled during this walk given in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The annual flowering cherry tree display is guaranteed to dazzle your senses. But have you ever wondered why the trees are planted along the Tidal Basin? Why cherry trees? Whose idea was it to import trees from across the Pacific Ocean? Learn about the journalist whose cherry tree vision lives on today, an ancient stone lantern symbolizing diplomacy, a renowned scientist inspired by First Lady Helen Taft, and where in the metro area you can discover even more pink and white blooms. Lots of fun facts and anecdotes about the nation's capital, too!
March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
Smithsonian Station Smithsonian Metro Station Washington, District of Columbia 20593 United States
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