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Walking Town DC: The People of Pineapple Place Literary Tour

  • 3700 O Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20057 United States (map)

Join us on a tour of the places featured in the children's book The People in Pineapple Place by Anne Lindbergh.  The main character August is discouraged and angry because his parents divorced and he had to move to DC from Vermont.  In DC, August explores on his own and finds a street named Pineapple Place.  Walkers will visit the sites around Georgetown that are mentioned in the book -- the statue of Archbishop Carroll at Georgetown University, the old street cars that used to run through the neighborhood, Anthony Hyde Elementary School where August goes to school, Dumbarton Oaks and Montrose Park where the characters play,  and the site of Sugar's Drugstore (now Saxby's Coffee) where the characters stop for snacks. Pineapple Place is an imaginary street with an address at 3415 P St.  Children and their parents will have fun imagining what the house may have looked like and learning about the unique architecture of Georgetown townhouses, the homes of Alexander Graham Bell and John F. Kennedy, and a tavern visited by Thomas Jefferson. Participants also may download the book's smartphone application from the DC Public Library.

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