Georgetown

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. 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.)

 

Led by David, Dwane, Jim, MandyPaulPhoebe, or Polly.

 

Explore more Washington, D.C. walks: Georgetown Waterfront and Officer Ernest W. Brown and the Seamier Side of Georgetown

When 

Sundays 10:00 a.m. April - November 2018 except April 1.

Fridays 10:00 a.m. June 1 - August 31, 2018.

Duration 
Approximately 2 hours
Reservations 
No reservations necessary. Simply show up!
Cost 

$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.

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Where 
Embarks from the little park located at the intersection of 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
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