Head in a New Direction – Oak Hill Cemetery

oakhillstereoHaven’t see much of DC recently?  Was your last DC outing during orientation?

Take a study break and explore DC with Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s newest feature: independent explorations of DC from your Foggy Bottom home base.   We’ll provide you a map for a walk that you can take during lunch or for a longer study break on the weekend – and some brief notes on what you can see on the walk.

Weekend study break: Oak Hill Cemetery in Rock Creek Park

Oak Hill Cemetery is the 19th century cemetery that you see from Rock Creek Parkway.   From the path, you can wander up the hillside, enter the cemetery, and (respectfully) explore.  Oak Hill’s gothic chapel was designed by the same architect (James Renwick) who designed both the Smithsonian Institution’s Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

  • One way: 1.5 miles (31 minutes) plus time to explore cemetery
  • Round trip: 3 miles (1 hour 2 minutes) plus time to explore cemetery
  • Maps are available at Himmelfarb Library‘s Circulation Desk!
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