The United States Botanic Gardens: A Hidden Oasis in the Concrete Jungle

toursforhumanity History, Travel, Uncategorized

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. -Walt Whitman One of the best things about visiting D.C. is the amazing collection of museums the city has to offer.  Everyone talks about the Air and Space and American History museum, but the United States Botanic Garden is one you hardly hear about.  Which …

10 Interesting Facts About Presidents Past for President’s Day

toursforhumanity History

At Tours for Humanity, we love using history to help people. Whether it makes people honor the legacies that people left in the past, shudder at their mistakes, or laugh at the mishaps, we believe that history should always be remembered. This President’s Day, we’re looking back at the presidents of U.S. past for some interesting facts.   1. Have …

A Presidential Reason to not Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Bo Hammond History

TR’s Valentine’s Day Diary Entry © Library of Congress It’s that time of year again. That day of the year where society says you have to over pay for a meal or buy a stupid card. Valentine’s Day is as inevitable as death and taxes, and only slightly more enjoyable. While it’s the bane of many since middle school, there …

Teddy’s Hidden Sanctuary

Shane McCarthy History

© cwinslow The mystique and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt looms large over modern Washington, D.C. TR is perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable Commanders-in-Chief in our history, but if you expect to find his memorial among the massive throngs of tourists and never-ending construction of downtown DC, then you lack a true appreciation for his character. In 1903, …

Raise a Glass to Freedom

Shane McCarthy History

© tab62 Drop in on any 6th grade U.S. history class and you’ll hear that the American Revolution found its legs when the British slapped taxes on the colonists’ tea and stamps in an ill-conceived attempt to raise funds. Their tax on sugar is less talked about, but perhaps more pivotal in speeding up the insurrection. Follow the money trail. …