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Capitol & Library of Congress

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

Ghost Tours

We offer Ghosts of Georgetown, the White House, and Capitol Hill tours - explore the darker side of DC neighborhoods.

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!

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!

Arlington Cemetery & Changing of the Guards

Join our Arlington National Cemetery tour to learn about this hallowed ground, see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb...

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 and surrounding sights.

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.

Not sure if our tours are right for you? Then read our reviews.

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banerjee animeshbanerjee animesh
00:17 03 Jun 23
We did the Moonlight & Memorials walking tour with Gideon on 1.06.2023. It was absolutely brilliant - Gideon was extremely knowledgeable and shared history in a fun, interesting manner, the tour size was just perfect and we were able to capture the memorials under the moonlight. Simply spectacular view! I will recommend this tour to all tourists visiting DC.Thank you, Gideon and DC by Foot!
Mark GomezMark Gomez
15:01 16 May 23
We loved our tour of Historic Georgetown. Wesley was a friendly and knowledgeable guide who answered all of our questions. He even helped us with directions at the end of the tour. We loved seeing this historic neighborhood. (FYI Tudor Place is closed on Mondays. You'll get a better view of the house on other days of the week, but it's still fine on Mondays too.)
Stephanie GonzalezStephanie Gonzalez
05:35 11 Apr 23
We did the Cathedral tour with Andy and he was absolutely amazing!! He truly has a passion for this Cathedral and it showed all throughout the tour. He did a great job showing us the history and beauty within the cathedral. You can also head upstairs after the tour for a pretty nice view! Highly recommend this tour! We loved this experience!!!!!
Orly LibaOrly Liba
02:53 08 Apr 23
Great tour of the National Mall. The guide (Rebecca) was very knowledgeable and kind. The kids enjoyed asking her questions. We all enjoyed hearing about the monuments design and other stories. The tour was a little over 2 hours and included walking from the Washington monument to the Lincoln memorial. It was a very hot day and Rebecca did her best to keep us in the shade as much as possible.
Lani SlonimLani Slonim
20:17 31 Mar 22
This tour is well planned and well timed and was given by a guide who was personable and knew her history. Ingeborg had fun antidotes and stories that enhanced the understanding of the area in an enjoyable way. Thank you for your efforts!

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 2800 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.

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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.

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