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Free Cherry Blossom Tours in Washington, DC

Guided Tours and Talks by the National Park Service

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Free Cherry Blossom Tours in Washington, DC Photo © National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Park Service offers a variety of FREE cherry blossom tours during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Park rangers will lead the following tours.

Lantern Tours
Dates: March 29-April 12, 2014
Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,  8:00—10:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Tidal Basin Welcome Area See a map
See the cherry blossoms at night by Japanese lantern light!

National Park Service Ranger Talks
Dates: March 20-April 14, 2014
Times: Daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Locations: Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Walk with a Ranger
Dates: March 20-April 14, 2014
Time: Daily, 2 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Memorial
Join a park ranger for an afternoon stroll and explore the history of the cherry blossoms.

Bike Tour
Dates: March 29-April 13, 2014
Times: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Bring your own bike, helmet, and water.

Running Tour
Dates: March 29-April 12, 2014
Times: Saturdays, 8 a.m.
Location: Washington Monument
Enjoy a 3.5 mile jog and learn about the blossoms.

Pet-Friendly Cherry Walk
Dates: March 30-April 13, 2014
Times: Sundays, 1 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Bring your furry friends to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring on a casual walk. Bring your leash, bags, and water.

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