Georgetown’s shady lanes and cobblestone streets reflect another side of the Capital. It is Washington’s genteel, southern side where Presidents lived when they were just Congressmen, where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top, and where historic churches offer services. Not to be confused with our Ghosts of Georgetown tour, no visit to a pre-revolutionary town is complete without a few scary stories to give you goose bumps. Our Historic Georgetown tour focuses on the houses and sites of a town that still invokes the image of refinement and class after 300 years.
Check out our Guide to Visiting Georgetown for directions, restaurant recommendations and self guided tour options.
We will discuss the history and development of this neighborhood, along with some of its secrets!
Note: We will view the above sites and homes from the street and will not be entering any residences.
Our own tour guide Canden has published a book on the wicked side of Georgetown history! Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies and a pictorial history using vintage photographs, Images of Georgetown.
Check out our audio tours for before or after your visit!
GEORGETOWN TOUR + GLOW LIGHT ART INSTALLATION – In December 2018, we’ve partnered with the Georgetown BID to offer a special evening Historic Georgetown tour that brings you the history through the light art installations that are part of the GLOW exhibit. This unique way to learn about the art and the neighborhood itself. We’ll explore the industrial and some of the oldest residential parts of the neighborhood by the water and along the canal. This special tour is offered Fridays and Sundays at 4pm through December 2018.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
When: View our Calendar
Where: Tour begins at the Georgetown Waterfront Park at the corner of 31st and K St NW.(map) GPS Address: 900-998 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington, DC 20007 -. Note there is no building here, look for your guide at the corner in the park!
Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with Parking Panda.
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is about 2 miles.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.