1915 Electric Sociability Run Route Through DC

2015 DC Sociability Run Zoo
National Zoo entrance for the beginning of the Centennial Tour of the 1915 Electric Sociability Run.

This is the probable route of the 1915 Electric Sociability Run adapted for current roads. This route was determined from researching the descriptions given in several contemporaneous newspaper accounts. The 1915 Sociability Run for electric car owners began at the Connecticut Ave. entrance to the National Zoo at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 26, 1915. The 12.5 mile drive ended at what is now called Hains Point at the southern tip of East Potomac Park where a luncheon was served. Interactive map.

Map: Route of the 1915 Washington, DC Electric Sociability Run

1915-2015 ESR map

Video: Centennial Tour of the 1915 DC Sociability Run Route

Time lapse of four cars driving the route on May 26, 2015. Video by @CutTheNozzle