Georgetown Glow Walking Tour

We’ve partnered with the Georgetown BID to offer a special evening Historic Georgetown tour that brings you the history through the light art installations that are part of the GLOW exhibit. This unique way to learn about the art and the neighborhood itself. We’ll explore the industrial and some of the oldest residential parts of the neighborhood by the water and along the canal.

Georgetown Glow is not running in 2020 so we will not be able to offer this tour. We are however running both a Georgetown and Downtown History & Holiday Lights tours in December.

Note: We will view the above sites and homes from the street and will not be entering any residences.


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Our own tour guide Canden has published a book on the wicked side of Georgetown history! Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies  and a pictorial history using vintage photographs, Images of Georgetown.

Check out our audio tours before or after your visit!

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Please note this tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers.

When: View our Calendar

Where: Tour begins at the Georgetown Waterfront Park at the corner of 31st and K St NW.(map)  GPS Address: 900-998 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington, DC 20007 – Note there is no building here, look for your guide at the corner in the park!

The tour will end near Wisconsin Ave NW and M St NW.

Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with SpotHero.

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is about 2 miles.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget. Due to high demand and high no show rate, this tour does have a $3 per person booking fee so we can keep our group size manageable. The booking fee is refundable with at least 24 hours notice.

About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 3 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the host of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All

With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 25 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.