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PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE DUE TO WEATHER: On the “heels” of its historic Walk from Alexandria to Richmond last August, Alexandria Celebrates Women (ACW) Alexandria Celebrates Women will again lead the way – this time, a seven-mile trek from Old Town Alexandria to Washington, D.C.

To commemorate Women’s History Month (March) and the 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival, ACW will partner with WalkArlington on Saturday, April 6, 2024 as walkers, cyclists, families and dog walkers travel the scenic Mount Vernon Trail while enjoying women’s history briefings by experts along the route. Stops include Lady Bird Johnson Park, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.


Participants are invited to wear shades of pink to denote the Cherry Blossom Festival and to “pack your own lunch” for this FREE event to celebrate Women’s History Month, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the beautiful Mount Vernon Trail! Wear pink, pack a lunch, and bring a Metro card to return home!

Alexandria Celebrates Women “Making History to DC” Walk (FREE Event!)

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival and Women’s History Month in the Nation’s Capital!

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Start location: Canal Center, 11 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, Virginia

Start time: 10 a.m. EDT (Walk ends in DC approximately 3 p.m.)

Day-of Schedule (all times are approximate):

Start: -- 10 a.m. Canal Center kick-off

Stop 1 -- 10:30 a.m. Hilco Site remarks on Women Engineers

Stop 2 -- 11:30 a.m. Lady Bird Johnson Park Remarks on Park History;

lunch break (participants bring their own lunches); remarks at Johnson Park on

Women at Arlington Cemetery

Stop 3 -- 1:00 p.m. Memorial Bridge (Water Table) FoMVT

Stop 4 -- 1:30 p.m. Lincoln Memorial remarks on Marian Anderson

Stop 5 -- 2 p.m. Vietnam Women’s Memorial remarks on History of


Close -- 3 p.m. Remarks on Women and History of Tidal Basin and Cherry


Note: The Mount Vernon Trail is a short ride or walk from the Arlington Cemetery, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Rosslyn Metro stations.

Alexandria Celebrates Women and its “Making History to DC” partners are not

responsible for participant injuries or transportation.

Venue Information

Canal Center
99 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314

Organizer Information

Alexandria Celebrates Women

3301 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

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