To put it simply, a walk through Washington’s tony Georgetown neighborhood is a venture through time — of 200-year-old mansions and their eccentric owners, of fortunes in trade won and lost, of marvelous architecture from Federal to Victorian, of the once-bustling freedman community Herring Hill, of political intrigue, of green preservation and urban renewal. And, of course, no one can mention Georgetown without the Kennedys. In the 1950s John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline almost single-handedly turned the neighborhood into the city’s politically fashionable place to live. We’ll point out the houses of the movers and shakers, as well as the remarkable historic properties here that are open to the public. This two-hour, two-mile tour winds up in Georgetown’s shopping and restaurant district just in time for lunch. Or if you’re on a roll, we can point you to the C&O Canal, the historic and bucolic waterway. (Be prepared to climb a hill or two.)
"The walk was a wonderful combination of history and architecture. I've lived in the DC area for more than 40 years, and I still came away with lots of new information. Thoroughly enjoyable." - TripAdvisor reviewer
Crumbs & Whiskers has quickly become a beloved and valued Georgetown business because it's the company that introduced the first Cat Cafe to D.C. Feline fans swooned and rushed to reserve a time slot for communing with kitties. In 2019 Crumbs & Whiskers opened the instantly popular Kitten Lounge. Guess what? Everyone who attends the "Georgetown" walking tour receives a discount coupon to either Crumbs & Whiskers venue. Meow!
Fridays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
May 1 - November 29, 2020 (no walk on September 20, Rosh Hashanah)
Out of an abundance of caution in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Washington Walks is cancelling all public walking tours until May 2020.
$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay in advance or with cash or credit card when you arrive.