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Should Have Asked A Tour Guide

Updated: January 17, 2023

As local experts, we hear a lot of incorrect information about Washington DC and American history. Some of it is just ... well, wrong.

There are also common myths that aren't true but are so widely told that most everyone believes them.

We, the historians, travel experts, and all around history nerds at Top Things To Do DC (part of Free Tours by Foot DC) are here to dispel the myths, correct the misconceptions, and explain the really confusing parts of DC history.

Check us out on YouTube - Top Things To Do DC - for our weekly series, Should Have Asked A Tour Guide, every Tuesday at 230pm.


What do YOU want to know about DC? Let us know by commenting on a video or tagging us on social media @topthingstododc using #shouldhaveaskedatourguide

About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Follow On Instagram | Canden is a historian & tour guide in Washington DC with 4 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 BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of the podcast, Tour Guide Tell All. She is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city since 2011. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has traveled to over 28 countries and every US State but Hawaii. She homeschools her 2 children by exploring the plethora of museums in DC.
Updated: January 17th, 2023
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