View of the canal in Georgetown

Historic Georgetown

The Historic Georgetown tour is finished for the season! If you’re visiting in the off-season, take a peak at our private tours which run year round. Otherwise, check back in the winter for the 2020 Georgetown tour schedule.

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a “dirty little hole”. Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Explore the highlights of DC’s most exclusive neighborhood while learning about Georgetown’s transformation in this rags to riches tale.

What’s included on this Georgetown tour?

Over the course of 2 to 2.5 hours, you will get a chance to see:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Laird-Dunlop House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia’s English Seminary School for Girls
  • Grafton Tyler Double House
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Hyde-Addison School
  • Yellow Tavern
  • Pomander Walk
  • Volta Laboratory
  • Georgetown Preparatory School
  • Georgetown University
  • The Tombs
  • Georgetown Car Barn
  • Cady’s Alley
  • Georgetown Waterfront

This tour meets outside the coffee shop Baked and Wired at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW. The tour takes 2 to 2.5 hours and covers approximately 2 miles, ending at the Georgetown Waterfront. Click here to see a map of the tour route!

Who is the tour guide?

This Georgetown walking tour is led by one of the guides from the DC Design Tours team. Check out this video with Carolyn from DC Design Tours to meet one of the Historic Georgetown tour guides.

Ready to get started?

Click or tap here to use the booking calendar to see when this tour is running and book it. Use the promo code DCDESIGNHACK for a discount!


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