Historic Georgetown Walking Tour: Explore 1700s Landmarks
4.8
130 Ratings
Washington
Step back in time and explore the historic landmarks of Georgetown on a 2-hour walking tour. Discover the stories behind the Kennedy and Lincoln families, the Old Stone House, Georgetown University, and more.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • 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.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance fees (not required for tour)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

Since the 18th century, Georgetown held the reins as the financial and social hub for the region that would eventually develop into the capital of our country. A variety of groups and individuals, all leaving their imprint in the form of structures, residences, and churches, have passed through this quaint town. Throughout this two-hour exploration on foot, your guide will lead you through a labyrinth of enigmas and lore, imparting a feel for the history of this still flourishing harbor town. Visit residences formerly owned by the Lincoln and Kennedy families, Georgetown University, the Old Stone House, and Tudor Place Mansion.

  • 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.
Location
Chesapeake And Ohio Canal Historical Park In Georgetown
Tour begins at the Chesapeake And Ohio Canal Historical Park In Georgetown by Lock 3 between Thomas Jefferson and 30th St NW - there is a large park on the north side of the canal. Look for your guide in orange.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jaime_g
Feb 26, 2024
Well rounded and information packed - Katherine was fantastic. She was engaging, funny, energetic, and knowledgeable (about both current and historical aspects of Georgetown). We covered architecture, espionage, industry, DC lore, and famous residents. I wished we had time to do another of her 20! tours. It was a great way to start our day in the neighborhood. Highly recommend!
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Lucy_h
Jan 2, 2024
Walking tour of... - Walking tour of Georgetown with Ingebore was great. Very interesting history and stories that we had not heard before about various locations throughout town. Would definitely reccommend!
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Jeffandcarol_o
Dec 25, 2023
Excellent walking tour - Becca gave an excellent informative walking tour of Georgetown. Good pace, easy to ask her questions. Recommended.
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Jimbo8156
Dec 15, 2023
Historical Georgetown came alive by Katherine’s telling. - Katherine expertly wove together the past and present, explaining the past and showing its lasting impact on the current day. Architecture, famous people, environmental influences, commerce, politics are just some of the areas she touches on. Take Katherine’s tour! It will be the most thought provoking two hours of your day.
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Karen_m
Nov 25, 2023
Interesting small group walking tour with a knowledgeable historian. - Katherine was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We enjoyed learning of the history and architecture of old Georgetown. A walking tour with a small group is the perfect way to see the sites. I highly recommend this tour.
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Munchkinkaty
Nov 16, 2023
Eli was a fantastic guide! - We ended up on a private tour with Eli who was a wealth of information and history and gave us fantastic tips for our plans during our stay in DC. I certainly recommend this tour, especially for those interested in architecture.
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Augusto
Nov 10, 2023
dan the best - Excellent tour. Dan very friendly. Highly recommended. Great. Excelent. Dan is te best guide tour. Really apreciated.
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604josieb
Dec 28, 2023
History and stories of the life of Georgetown - It was great that the tour would book a solo traveller, so many sites have a minimum of 2 to book. Ingeborg took the tour. She was full of interesting stories about the buildings and the people who lived in them. Very interesting!
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Barbara_w
Nov 13, 2023
Digging Deeper Into Georgetown - Having lived in DC for more than 40 years, I've visited Georgetown countless times but never taken a tour. I loved exploring streets I'd never visited before and learning new details of the neighborhood's history. The only reason I didn't give the tour five stars is because I would have preferred to focus less on specific lengthy stories of individual residents and more on the broader history and architecture, but still the tour was very informative and enjoyable.
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Denise_w
Oct 24, 2023
Interesting - Historical Homes were interesting, the guide went really fast, hard to enjoy and understand. I wish we would have seen more
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