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Girl Scout Tea House

Hains Point, Washington DC

In 1919, Girl Scouts obtained permission to operate a "tea house" at Hains Point in Potomac Park, Washington D.C. 

 Traveling by car was still a new adventure and the tea house was a pleasant destination, offering refreshments and restrooms for tourists.

The Girl Scout Tea House was visited by two Presidents; Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.


Washington Post May 13, 1921


President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady at the Girl Scout Tea House