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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood is considered the historic core of the city, but remains an energetic area today. See the best of past and present on a 2-hour walking tour of Georgetown that covers its main attractions over the course of a mile. A guide with extensive knowledge about the history of the area will provide narration throughout the tour.
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington DC
  • Total distance of roughly one mile with some hills
  • Ideal overview of the city with a historic lens
  • See landmarks such as the Tudor Place Mansion and the former homes of presidents
  • Spend five to 10 minutes at each location
  • Insightful commentary from your guide throughout the tour
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3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at the Georgetown Waterfront Park at 2 p.m. for your 2-hour walking tour of the Georgetown neighborhood. Stroll through the historic streets of this port town en route to famous homes owned by prominent families such as the Lincolns and Kennedys, taverns where American history was decided, and other landmarks including Georgetown University and Tudor Place Mansion.

Throughout the tour, listen to informative commentary from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area. Spend five to 10 minutes at each spot — just enough time to hear a story and take a picture — before moving along at a casual pace determined by your group.

The tour will conclude at Georgetown University at roughly 4 p.m.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Georgetown
The port Georgetown goes back centuries and is today know for its cobblestone streets, historic homes and gardens, and is seen as a shopping and dining district. Exploring the area on foot is the best way to go back in time and enjoy the park like atmosphere with all of its old brick and greenery.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Georgetown University
Founded in 1789, this prestigious Jesuit University is know far and wide for its medical, legal, and undergraduate programs. See the towering spires of the Patrick Healy building and the statue of founder John Carrol. On a warm day students will lounge in the grass out front throwing frisbees, reading, and socializing.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tudor Place
A beautiful Federal style architectural building in the heart of a tree-lined section of the neighborhood. The garden is exquisite with hidden corners, immaculate lawns and beautiful rose bushes. The building itself housed generations of the Martha Washington branch of the family and is filled with stories and local lore.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Old Stone House
Certainly one of the oldest buildings in the entire city, this quaint spot is run by the National Parks Service and has a lovely garden to sit and take a rest in. Built in 1766, it was a car dealership by 1953 when it was taken over for historic preservation. Now it is ours to enjoy and remember a simpler time when tobacco and tall tales traded at the nearby port.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin's Tavern
A Georgetown institution, this restaurant has been locally owned since 1933. The dark wood panels, black and white photos on the wall, and the regulars at the bar give this place a certain sense of nostalgia and ambiance. The classic American fare keeps people coming back year after year with both indoor and outdoor seating
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure for check-in
  • Walking is approximately for 1 mile with some hills
  • Operates in most weather conditions; please dress appropriately. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Visit DC Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historic Georgetown Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Historic Georgetown Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Historic Georgetown Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Historic Georgetown Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Historic Georgetown Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Historic Georgetown Walking Tour.

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  • "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." See review

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Beautiful afternoon
janet_s
, Apr 2021
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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Fun way to learn some history of Georgetown.
Kimberly_P
, Feb 2021
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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Through a scheduling mixup, there...
David R
, Sep 2017
Through a scheduling mixup, there was no guide at the appointed time, and the phone number on the victor confirmation took a while to respond. Ultimately we got a guide's phone number and he showed up 40 minutes late. Once there, the tour was fine. And well worth the money. A lovely tour of Georgetown, with lots of interesting stories.
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