Photo of Federal Era Townhouse in Georgetown

Travel through time on our Georgetown walking tour

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.

"The Georgetown Set"

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.

Charming storefronts, intimate cafes

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.)

Is Georgetown part of D.C.?

Since 1871, Georgetown has officially been incorporated into Washington, D.C.  But its establishment as a tobacco port along the Potomac River predates the founding of the nation's capital by 40 years. Georgetown was founded in 1751, Washington, D.C. in 1791. That makes it one of oldest neighborhoods in the city!

Reviewers of this Washington, D.C. walking tour said:

"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


Explore more Washington, D.C. walks: Georgetown Waterfront and Georgetown Waterfront GLOW


Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of Cheryl

CHERYL grew up in the D.C. area and has seen Washington change a great deal over the years.  Having traveled nationally for her work and internationally for fun, she still thinks D.C. is one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

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Portrait of David

DAVID traces his love of history to having grown up next to Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a recreated mid-19th century living history village on Long Island. He moved to the D.C. area in 2003 following a stint as a park ranger at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City.

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Portrait of Paul

PAUL is a journalist, history buff, actor, and former radio newscaster who has lived in the Washington area for 26 years and still discovers something new every week.

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Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on April 7, April 21, May 26, November 3, November 10, November 17, November 24, 2024

Also available for private and group bookings. Please email for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants on public tours.

$35 per person for public tours. 

Please email us for a private or group tour quote.

Meet at the little park located at the intersection of 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (2772 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW--next to Sandlot Georgetown beer garden)
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