Historic Georgetown Architecture Tour

Established fifty years before the Capital, 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. We'll explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, discussing architecture, history, scandal, and more. By the end of the tour, we'll see Georgetown's full transformation in this rags to riches tale.

per adult from

$48

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • Our tour begins outside the favorite coffee/dessert shop for Georgetown locals, Baked & Wired. Grab a snack and let's go exploring! We'll start at the C&O Canal, getting an overview of the storied history of Georgetown. Then we'll peek inside the oldest building in Washington DC, before leaving the main drag to explore the neighborhood. We'll stroll along cobble stone streets, discussing the homes of movers and shakers like Jackie Kennedy and Ben Bradley. We'll see imposing mansions, stately churches, and a formerly salacious establishment, before crossing Wisconsin Avenue to the west side of town. Making our way over to Georgetown University and down the Exorcist Steps, we'll wrap up on the banks of the Potomac River at the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront.

    Sights we discuss include: 


    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal


    Old Stone House


    Laird-Dunlop House


    Newton D. Baker House


    Lydia English Seminary School for Girls


    Grafton Tyler Double House


    Christ Episcopal Church


    Hyde-Addison School


    Yellow Tavern


    Pomander Walk


    Volta Labratory


    Georgetown Prepatory School


    Georgetown University Healy Hall


    Georgetown University Library


    The Tombs


    Georgetown Car Barn


    Francis Scott Key Memorial


    Cady's Alley


    Georgetown Waterfront
  • Departure Point :
    Baked & Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Return Detail :
    Georgetown Waterfront Park, 3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by DC Design Tours

Activity ID: V-33458P4

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