On this free, guided hike, we will discover the stone that was used to rebuild Washington D.C. after the British invaded in 1814. Join local historians, Paul Kreingold and Jon Wolz, on a hike to learn about the lost history of the Potomac Marble on our first Walk in the Woods of the year!

Paul Kreingold will discuss the 200-year-old quarries discovered during the research for his book Potomac Marble: History of the Search for the Ideal Stone. Mr. Kreingold is the Conservation Director of the Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and a Virginia Master Naturalist, Banshee Reeks Chapter.

Jon Wohl, Poolesville historian, C&O Canal expert and journalist will point out various, interesting Civil War and other historical sites along the way.

This hike is produced by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB). It is part of ICPRB’s Walk in the Woods series of hikes.