Walt Whitman, perhaps best known for his book of poetry, Leaves of Grass, lived and worked in Washington, DC from 1863 to 1873. During that time he penned and published his famous eulogy to Lincoln, O Captain! My Captain! and the civil war poetry, Drum Taps.
But the DC of Whitman’s life was very different from DC present. This walking tour, which was adapted from one that was given during Whitman's birthday several years back, will take you to the National Portrait Gallery, Ford's Theater, Freedom Plaza, the historic Willard Hotel, the Hotel Washington and the Treasury Department. To learn more about Whitman's DC, visit The Rainbow History Project.