Georgetown Waterfront GLOW

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, entrepreneurs, and activists have made their imprint on Georgetown, often receiving national recognition for their efforts.  No wonder the Georgetown Business Improvement District sees fit to invite internationally-recognized artists to create public light art installations throughout the historic district every December.  Innovative artworks for an innovative community! Join Washington Walks for a walking tour that features not only eight 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.  The walk celebrates the type of visionaries who saw potential in an abandoned trash incinerator, who reimagined surface parking lots as a waterside park, who believed an independent bookstore belonged on Pennsylvania Avenue, and a homeowner who, when faced with a radically altered streetscape, figured out how to add a second front door.


Led by Carolyn, David, Martin, or Polly.


"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: Dupont Circle and Southwest Waterfront: The Wharf


Out of an abundance of caution in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Washington Walks will not be offering walking tours in 2020. 

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations required.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Click on the "Book Now" button to purchase. $20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. 

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