Learn about Native American settlements on the Historic Southwest Waterfront to how the area grew into the glittery development of today.
Not be confused with the Georgetown Waterfront, this area of Southwest DC is not far from the National Mall or L'Enfant Plaza.
Join DC by Foot as we learn about the Wharf's history and then explore the sights, sounds, and most importantly, the foods of today.
Explore the Wharf using our neighborhood guide to place places to eat and things to do.
Historic Southwest Waterfront | DC Wharf Walking Tour
- Titanic Memorial
- Fort McNair
- Wheat Row: historic rowhouses
- Thomas Law House
- St. Dominic’s Church
- Arena Stage
- Black History of South West from The Pearl Incident to USCT to Marvin Gaye
- Seventh Street Wharf during the Civil War
- Maine Ave Fish Market
- Benjamin Banneker Park
- and much more....
Where: Meet your guide outside the Waterfront Metro station (map)
The tour ends near the Fish Market, with an easy walk to a free shuttle to the L'Enfant metro
Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with SpotHero.
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1,6km).
When: This tour runs as a private tour only.
Reach out to us to discuss a private option!
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