Pickle Pea Walks presents opportunities to walk and talk with historical characters (costumed actors/interpreters portraying real people from the past) who have first-hand knowledge and the inside scoop about our nation's history.
It is our hope that by experiencing the past through the eyes of real people and hearing their personal stories, history will come alive for our walking tour guests!
We want our guests to feel history, to engage with history, to have a sense of the time and the place of history. We want to leave our guests inspired and wanting to to know even more about the people and places of history!
We offer three walks in DC. Each takes place in the President's Neighborhood, the neighborhood surrounding the White House (No! We do not take our walk guests into the White House or onto the White House grounds.). And on each our walk guests learn about a different function of the White House from the viewpoint of an historical character (brought to life by an actor) who actually lived or worked in the White House.
These can include:
Liz Carpenter, First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson's press secretary, describes the White House as an office.
Mr. John Ousley, the White House gardener from 1825 - 1852, describes the White House as a museum.
Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest chid of Theodore and Edith Roosevelt, describes the White House as a home.
For more information, visit the webpage at www.picklepeawalks.com.