Washington Walks

"Blossom Secrets Stroll"

Hear the stories and secrets behind the delicate blossoms during a walking tour featuring not only cherry trees, but also noteworthy arboreal cousins.

March 25 & 26
April 1 & 2
April 8 & 9

Capitol Hauntings: Ghosts of the U.S. Capitol

A decidedly unnerving-and historical-walk through one of DC's oldest neighborhoods.

Saturday Evenings
2017 dates TBA

Embassy Row

Revel in the architecture along Washington's grandest boulevard.

Saturday Mornings
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Washington's most famous neighborhood, known for its shopping, dining, night life and Kennedy pedigree.

Sunday Mornings
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Get Local

A different walk each Saturday morning that highlights D.C. neighborhoods, historic sites, and local cafes and shops.

Saturday Mornings
2017 dates TBA

Ghosts of the Octagon

By the close of the 20th century, the Octagon was reputed to be the most haunted house in the city. Explore it with us...

2017 dates TBA

Hamilton's DC

After receiving a record number of nominations, the musical Hamilton is poised to win big at the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12. Here's Washington Walks' salute to the history-making Broadway show adored by both academics and theater aficionados.

2017 dates TBA

Memorials by Moonlight

Get up close to a selection of the city's famous memorials. There's something for everyone--neoclassical architecture, modern sculpture, haunting remembrances of war, historical insights, and even funny tales. Along the way, your guide sets the scene for the Federal City's original plans to memorialize its national heroes and how they've evolved with time.

2017 dates TBA

The Most Haunted Houses

Features stories about the Octagon, D.C.'s most ghost-filled residence.

2017 dates TBA

National Mall Memorials: Along the Reflecting Pool

Had you ventured along the acreage covered on this walk during the Civil War years, you would have found yourself submerged beneath the Potomac River. Today you'll encounter a series of major monuments to America's wars in Europe and Asia, evoking the triumph and anguish of warfare.

2017 dates TBA

National Mall Memorials: Around the Tidal Basin

An assembly of brilliant leaders is on view, including the only First Lady featured in a presidential memorial and the first private citizen honored on the National Mall, on this stroll around this manmade body of water where the memorials resonate with the American principles of independence, equal rights and justice.

2017 dates TBA

Urban Oasis: Theodore Roosevelt Island

Join us for an exploration of the living memorial to America's 26th president: Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Saturday, March 18

U Street

Explore the neighborhood that was shared by African-American intellectuals, business leaders, and families of all economic levels. The businesses they owned and the houses they lived in are featured on this walk.

2017 dates TBA