Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 11 - SkepTour! (A Skeptic's Walking Tour of D.C.)

Have you ever ...
-visited the former DC residence of "psychic" Jeanne Dixon?
-stood on the sidewalk where Houdini escaped from a straitjacket while suspended upside down 100 feet in the air?
-paid your respects to the remains of the world's leading academic Bigfoot researcher?

On Saturday, May 11, you can!

The National Capital Area Skeptics is compiling a skeptic's guide to the area. This isn't JUST the DC edition of Tobin's Spirit Guide; it includes landmarks of scientific, pseudo-scientific and cultural significance to skeptics. On Saturday, May 11, we will publish the first edition of the online guide, and celebrate by taking it to the streets for a leisurely 2.5 mile walk featuring highlights from the guide.

We will meet at Dupont Circle Metro north entrance (Connecticut Ave. and Q St, NW) at 1:30 pm (Look for Chip and Grace Denman, who should be holding something with our Skeptical Eye logo). Approximately 90 minutes later, we will end at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History on the Mall. Along the way, we will point out locations corresponding to famous, infamous and just plain weird goings-on in the nation's capital.

The tour is free, and all are welcome. We encourage you to take Metro -- we start and end near Metro stops. PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW MANY ARE COMING.

The guide is an ongoing project for the National Capital Area Skeptics, and will include locations across the VA-MD-DC area. If you'd like to contribute suggestions, please write to

If you're coming to SkepTour! by Metro, be sure to check this page for any service disruptions:

SkepTour is still a GO, but you may want to bring an umbrella.

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