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Georgetown

Free admission
Washington D.C.

The Basics

The historic district of Georgetown technically predates the nation’s capital: It was founded in 1751, some 50 years before the District of Columbia. The heart of the neighborhood is the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW, now packed with glamorous storefronts and chef-driven restaurants. All around are multimillion-dollar townhomes, marked by 18th- and 19th-century architecture and tales of famous owners (such as the Kennedys). Then there’s the popular Georgetown Waterfront, home to buzzing outdoor cafés and a scenic Potomac River promenade.

Georgetown’s historic roots and bespoke charms offer the perfect afternoon excursion for DC visitors. For an in-depth experience of the area and its storied roots, book a guided walking tour; typically these include such sites as the C&O Canal, a bucolic waterway that was once an active center of commerce and transportation, and Georgetown University, which counts Bill Clinton and Bradley Cooper among its illustrious alumni. If you’re limited on time, many private and small-group DC tours stop in the neighborhood as well, as do hop-on hop-off buses.

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Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
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$103.64 per adult
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Our guide was fabulous very informative and the food was fantastic really got to know Georgetown in a very special way would highly recommend to others
Marc_G, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Great experience
Barbara_L, Oct 2021
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Knowledgeable and pleasant guide shared a lot of interesting information Enjoyed the the transformers! The diversity of Georgetown was fully on display and clearly explained by our guide. Pleasantly surprised by the Halloween decorations since it was only October 2nd! The guide’s enthusiasm was appreciated!
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Book this tour! You won’t regret it!
Ellen_L, Oct 2021
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Our tour guide, Becca, was amazing! Her history knowledge was overwhelming! She spoke loudly and clearly with concise facts and interesting sidebars! The tour moved easily around Georgetown. The tour was fabulous!
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George Town food taste and history tour.
Maria_N, Jun 2021
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Such a great tour given by Katie. She was so knowledgeable about the the history of George Town. The food was good especially knowing the history behind some of the restaurants we ate at. My favorite stop was at the coffee shop.
star-5
Perfect afternoon
Joyce_G, Jun 2021
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Perfect way to see Georgetown. Mary kept us rolling along with great information and food. Would recommend for adults. Never felt pushed or uncomfortable with a mix of hills and stops.
star-5
Excellent tour
Jeanmarie_F, Aug 2021
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Knowledgeable and friendly guide. You might be able to find these places on your own but you won’t understand the background and the history without doing more work than you want to on vacation.
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History of Georgetown
ROBIN_D, Feb 2020
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Great walking tour. Learned a lot and sampled some local food. Highly recommend for anyone going to Georgetown
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Food and History - A Great Combination!
Larry S, Nov 2019
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Our tour guide Eli provided an excellent history and culinary experience on our recent walking tour of Georgetown. This was our first visit to Washington and we had a great time learning about some of the history of Georgetown (and early Washington) as well as having the opportunity to taste a variety of culinary treats. We often do food tours when visiting a city that is new to us and this did not disappoint.
star-5
Fun way to learn some history of Georgetown.
Kimberly_P, Feb 2021
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Rebecca was a wonderful tour guide. She was interesting to listen to, knowledgable about Georgetown and ver personable. We loved hearing the back stories about the homes. There is about an hour and a half of walking involved and the brick sidewalks of Georgetown are not very accessible to anyone who has mobility issues. Other than that, I highly recommend this tour.
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Great Tour
Johanna_R, May 2021
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Our tour guide Rebecca was wonderful, bringing history to life. She is a wonderful storyteller and top-notch guide.
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Charleston Foodies Explore Georgetown
Joe_D, Mar 2019
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
We found the tour interesting and informative. The tastings were varied and delicious! Georgetown is a fascinating gem.
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Beautiful afternoon
janet_s, Apr 2021
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Great tour for myself and my teenage daughter. Colin was very personable and informative. A great way to spend the afternoon
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Great time
FarAway25012397815, Jan 2019
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Food was delicious (donut, falafel, fried green tomatoes and beer, shumai and pan fried dumplings, and a pastry). Really interesting factoids about the neighborhood too!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • History buffs and families alike will appreciate a leisurely afternoon in Georgetown.

  • Many of the sidewalks are made of (sometimes uneven) cobblestones; come prepared with comfy walking shoes.

  • Many cafés, bakeries, and other comfy local establishments offer free Wi-Fi.

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How to Get There

Georgetown is accessible by car (there are more than 20 parking garages) and bikeshare service (Capital Bikeshare has eight stations). Public transportation is also available via the DC Metrobus and the DC Circulator bus, which connects tourist destinations within the city. The nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom-GWU, a 15-minute walk away, and Rosslyn, located just across the Key Bridge from Georgetown; both are on the blue and orange lines.

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When to Get There

Temperatures and humidity typically soar during summer in Washington DC, while winter can be cold and damp. Late spring and early fall offer the most pleasant weather. This is also when Georgetown University co-eds are back in school, allowing visitors to experience the neighborhood’s collegiate charms.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

A tour of Georgetown isn’t complete without stopping for a delicious treat from Georgetown Cupcake. The original outpost of the nationwide dessert shop, made famous on TLC network’s DC Cupcakes, sells its signature red velvet cupcake—with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart)—and countless other finger-licking flavors at its store on the corner of M and 33rd streets.

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