Washington DC Walking Tours

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

On 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 and Arlington National Cemetery, that 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.

 

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WALKING TOURS

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

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

Not sure, then read our reviews.


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 contributes 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.

Daily (and Almost Daily) Scheduled Tours

Washington DC Tours

Weekly Tours (Tours that run 1 – 6 times a week)

Private Only Tours


SELF-GUIDED 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.

 


NIGHT TOURS OF DC

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

Most museums are closed 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 pay-what-you-like 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 pay-what-you-like nighttime tour options – some are family-friendly and some are adults only!

We can take you to see the memorials lit up at night or try to find some ghosts on our ghosts tours, or we can bring the drama of President Lincoln’s Assassination to life. 

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

Regularly Scheduled Night Tours

 


DEALS AND DISCOUNTS

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.

 

 

About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 3 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 Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the host of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All

With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 25 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.