Local Neighborhood Tours of Washington DC
We’re excited to bring back Local Saturday for #StaycationSummer for June and July, 2021.
Each Saturday, we’ll have a guided walking tour of a different local neighborhood. Learn about the history of a new part of DC or maybe your own backyard on a 2 hour walking tour with one of our expert local guides.
2021 LOCAL SATURDAY SCHEDULE
- June 05: H St NE: Displacement & Gentrification
H Street NE through the lense of Gentrification. Explore the interplay of historic Washington’s rise through the struggles after the 1968 uprisings. Significant focus on how gentrification is playing out today in the neighborhood recently named as one of the “hippest” neighborhoods in the United States.
NOTE: this is a tour that will discuss topics some may find controversial such as race, racism and economics. It is also a participatory, discussion based tour. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and thoughts.
This tour is part of our partnership with Justice Walks so you can also book similar tours of other neighborhoods.
- June 12: Anacostia SE DC
>Join us for a walk in SE DC across the Anacostia River to walk through Historic Anacostia neighborhood.
- June 19: Le Droit Park
LeDroit Park is a hidden gem in DC with tree lined streets, detached homes and a lot of history! While it started as a gated “white only” community, the black history of LeDroit Park includes poets, educators, politicians and more.
Learn more about one of the first suburbs of DC on our walk through LeDroit Park.
- June 26: Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria is so close to D.C. that it actually used to be a part of the federal district, yet it manages to feel as it belongs to another world… another era. Home to one of the oldest historic districts in America, Alexandria boasts a heavy dose of colonial charm.
From its founding in 1749, you’ll learn about this pre- Revolutionary home where George Washington worshipped and occasionally stayed, Robert E. Lee grew up, and other stories of this historic town. End the tour at the Waterfront for some great seafood lunch or ice cream and a bit of boardwalk charm.
- July 3: Eastern Market & Barracks Row
>The neighborhood of Eastern Market/Barracks Row is set on historic Capitol Hill, where the homes of historical figures mix with modern day congressmen. One of DC’s first neighborhoods, you’ll see the small town charm in the center of the City.
From John Philip Sousa’s first home, to the men (and women) at attention at the Marine Barracks, hidden statues and a lost wine cellar. The diverse architecture surrounded by the large trees on Capitol Hill to the historic Main Street of 8th Street SE.
- July 10: Wharf & Southwest Waterfront
Learn about the Historic Southwest Waterfront and how the area grew into the glittery development of today. We’ll see some of the oldest houses in the district, the Titanic Memorial, and the oldest Fish Market.
Not be confused with the Georgetown Waterfront, this area of Southwest DC is not far from the National Mall or L’Enfant Plaza.
- July 17: East Georgetown
There is so much history in Georgetown that our regular historic Georgetown doesn’t get to this part of the neighborhood and it’s worth a tour of its own.
We’ll see Julia Child’s home, talk about the black history of Herring Hill, see some beautiful mansions and talk about the development of this part of the neighborhood.
- July 24: Adams Morgan
Did you know that the first Toys R Us was located here? Or that the Harris Teeter used to be a boxing gym where Sugar Ray Leonard boxed? There is a lot of hidden history in Adams Morgan!
We’ll explore this neighborhood’s beginnings on our walking tour.
- July 31: Foggy Bottom
>Come explore one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods, full of history, presidential hijinks, student antics and local charm. Hear about the reason for the oddest neighborhood name in DC, as well as how Foggy Bottom connects with the rest of the city.
See a neighborhood tour that you think looks great but can’t come on that day? We offer all of these tours as private options as well! Contact us for more information.