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Cherry Blossom Tours

This tour will take you around the Tidal Basin in the cool shade of the city's legendary cherry trees and through some of DC's most beautiful, majestic and picturesque memorials.
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Capitol Hill

This highlight tour of Capitol Hill brings the political center of Washington DC alive with stories & trivia.
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Pride Highlights Tour

From the White House to the Tenderloin, the national and local fight for political, economic, and cultural inclusion and equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community emerged across the 20th century. Join us on a Pride Highlights tour and explore Cruising, the Lavender Scare, Drag, the AIDS Crisis, Black Queer Spaces, Activism, and much more.
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Pride Highlights Tour Highlights

  1. St. John's Episcopal: Lavender Scare (Executive Order 10450), Dr. Evelyn Hooker & her research (NIMH),
  2. Hay-Adams: Frank Kameny and the birth of the DC chapter of the Mattachine Society, the moral division of MPD, Barbara Giddings and the Daughters of Bilitis, 1965 pickets at the WH, and the 1970-73 DSM fight
  3. Lafayette Park: Carter Newman Bealer ("Jeb"), cruising & how to pick someone up, black queer spaces, and Henry Gerber
  4. Baron von Steuben Statue
  5. EEOB: Sumner Welles & Cordell Hulland, why foreign service ("Pansy Train") was so attractive to gay men
  6. WH: ACT UP, the AIDS Crisis, AIDS Quilt, National Actions, The Ashes Action, Steve Michael's open casket funeral in front of the WH
  7. Tayloe-Cameron House: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, & NWP in 1916
  8. Federal  Courthouse: Riggs Turkish Baths & H. Lynn Womack (Manual v. Day)
  9. H St & Vermont Ave: Harry Daugherty & Jess Smith
  10. F & 14th St: Buck & Nancy - James Buchanan & Miss Nancy (William Rufus de Vane King)
  11. Willard Hotel: Picking up sailors
  12. National Theater: Cruising in the winter
  13. Freedom Plaza: Building community in the 1960s & 70s - March for Equal Rights
  14. Harrington Hotel - Pink Elephant Lounge
  15. Ford's Theater: Walt Whitman and Peter Doyle
  16. 9th Street: The Tenderloin

Embassy Row: International Intrigue & Millionaires

Wealth, power, intrigue, scandals, curses and political assassination fill the stories on this tour.  Take a walk around the world and see the international side of the nation's capital city.

National Mall

We offer four different National Mall tours from a moonlight stroll to a 3 hour National Mall and Tidal Basin tour to see them all!
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Lincoln Assassination

It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the Lincoln Assassination...

Historic Georgetown

Take a walk through Washington, DC's oldest neighborhood on our Historic Georgetown Tour. See some of the Kennedy homes, Georgetown University, and much more!

DC by Foot is pleased to present free and name-your-own-price Washington DC tours and ticketed tours by our expert guides.  

On many of our guided tours, you choose how much the tour was worth after your tour is over, encouraging your guide to provide a memorable experience. 

We offer sightseeing tours of Washington DC, including Georgetown, Alexandria, and Arlington National Cemetery, which will give you a fuller appreciation of this great capital city.  

Be sure to check out our tour calendar to see which tours are offered while you are in town.


We offer guided walking tours throughout Washington, DC - and beyond!

You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below or by viewing our tour calendar or go straight to our booking page to see what we have available.

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Tour Calendar

If a tour is not listed at the date and time, that means we are not running a tour then.

Private Tours and our Self Guided Audio Tours are always available!

Our Washington, DC walking tours are also a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends.

Our guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked of our tour guides and contribute to more enriching experiences for our guests.

We have over 2500 reviews with a rating of 5 out of 5 starsRead the reviews for yourself.  

We run a reduced schedule in the winter but tours operate year-round.

If you want to read a quick summary of every tour, read our Tour Options.

Self-Guided Washington DC Tours

Don't see a tour that fits your schedule?

We also offer GPS-enabled audio tours as well as several self-guided tours, which are totally free to take.

These audio and self-guided tours allow you to take the tour whenever you want, though you won't have a live guide to answer questions!

Likewise, any of our tours can be booked as a private tour option, which can be customized.


We also have recommendations for other tours available in DC that can get you around the city in different ways. Read more about the best options, ways to save money, and tips.


Some cities are meant to be seen by day and others at night. Washington, DC is one of the rare cities that need to be seen at both times of the day. 

Most museums are closed at nightfall, so there are still plenty of hours in the day to explore the city, the monuments, and memorials. Especially the darker side. 

In addition to our night walking tours (see below the video), there are also bus, boat, bike, and Segway tours of the nation's capital city.

We offer many nighttime tour options - some are family-friendly and some are adults only!

As always, check our tour calendar to see which walks are taking place when you are in the city.

Regularly Scheduled Night Tours


Check out our guide to Things to Do in DC for advice on things to do in Washington, places to visit in DC, and tourist attractions to do.

While most things are free in DC, there are some great museums and attractions that do have ticketed prices.

To help you find the best option for your wallet, read about the deals and discounts you can find through booking attraction passes.

And much, much more

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