Georgetown Waterfront GLOW

All the Light You See light sculpture by Janus van der Eijnden

Georgetown Waterfront GLOW

Innovative Artworks for an Innovative Community

Join Washington Walks for a walking tour that features not only five Georgetown GLOW outdoor artworks, but also historic sites that embody how a waterfront port town founded in the 18th century has continued to create and recreate itself into the twenty-first.

Much of Georgetown’s genteel charm is derived from the graceful Federal architecture found along its tree-lined streets.  Yet it’s the remarkable citizenry of Washington’s oldest neighborhood that has truly defined its character.  Architects, urban visionaries, and activists have made their imprint on Georgetown.  No wonder the Georgetown Business Improvement District saw fit to invite internationally-recognized artists to create public light art installations throughout the historic district.

The Imprint of Visionary Citizens

The walk celebrates the type of visionaries who

     - hiked 185 miles to prove a 19th-century canal was worth preserving

     - saw potential in an abandoned trash incinerator

     - reimagined surface parking lots as a waterside park

     - figured out how to add a second front door to a home when faced with a radically altered streetscape

This walk begins in daylight and concludes at sunset to allow both neighborhood sites and GLOW artwork to be seen at best advantage.  Note that Washington Walks does not control any aspect of the light sculptures.

Led by Carolyn or David


What customers are saying about the walk

"A terrific way to get the scoop on the history of the area and some of the stories behind the GLOW art exhibits." - TripAdvisor reviewer


More Washington, D.C. walking tours you might like: Theodore Roosevelt Island and Georgetown


2023 walk dates will be published in November.

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

$35 per person

2023 walk dates will be published in November.

Embarks from the little park located at the intersection of 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (Next to Sandlot Georgetown)
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