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
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on April 2, May 28, October 22, November 5, November 19, 2023
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. November 11, 2023
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$35 per person for public tours.
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