Cattails  LbNA # 8625 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJul 10 2004
CountyAlexandria city
LocationAlexandria, VA
Found By J-Walkers
Last Found Aug 15 2006
Hike Distance?

African American Heritage Park
Holland Ave. and Jamieson St.

Retired as of 8/20/06

Easy, level walk--maybe 20 minutes

Take the Eisenhower Ave. Connector off the Beltway and turn right onto Eisenhower Ave. at the traffic light. Follow this for 3 miles to the traffic circle and go 3/4 of the way around to Holland Ave. Turn right and park on Jamieson St.

Starting at the round, open-top gazebo, walk down the brick path toward the circular brick bench. Turn right onto the gravel path and look for Virginia bluebells on your left before you cross a wooden bridge. Pay your respects to Sarah Hunter on your right as you continue on the gravel path past the junction with a paved sidewalk. See the crayfish on your left and cross a curved wooden bridge. At the end of the bridge, look to your right and see the cat-tails. Continue 26 steps along the path, turn left and take 9 steps into the brush. Take 4 steps to the left and look at the base of the bent tree in front of you where you will find the box.

Continue along the path as it follows the creek. Look for the mallard and painted turtle along the way. Across the creek you will see Alexandria National Cemetery. The path leads back to the brick bench and the gazebo.