Self-Guided Tours of Washington DC

This post lists over 20 self-guided walking tours of DC, including GPS-enabled audio tours and neighborhood guides all produced by our guides here at Free Tours by Foot.

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Self Guided tours of Washington DC are a great way to explore on your own time. Though we love showing guests around Washington, DC on our name your own price guided tours, we realize that not everyone has the time to take a guided walking tour. If our tour schedule doesn’t work for you, or if you would rather explore on your own, then take advantage of our totally free self guided tours of Washington DC.

Tours we offer:

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Self-Guided Tour of the National Mall & Memorials

The memorials tell about the lives of men and women from America’s past and present. The National Mall & Memorials tour tells the stories from founding father George Washington to Rosie the Riveter during WWII. You’ll learn all about the history, symbolism, and a few hidden stories of these must-see sites. We even have a specific self-guided tour of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial

 

 

 

Here is a sample of the tour:

 

You could also visit our main DC audio tours page for more samples and information. 

 


Self-Guided Tour of the White House and Lafayette Park

The White House is the most famous building in all of America and is a must-stop while visiting Washington, DC. While it may be a challenge to go inside, we recommend you at least visit from the outside and learn about it on our Self-Guided Tour of the White House and Lafayette Park. Learn about the heroes of the American Revolution as you stroll through the park and learn about the man it got its name from. 

 

 

The White House is also a featured stop on a number of our walking tours: National Mall (from afar), Lincoln AssassinationSecrets & Scandals and White House Ghost Tours.

 


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Self-Guided Tours of Arlington National Cemetery

Established during the Civil War, Arlington National Cemetery is a testament to the incredible service and sacrifice of our many men and women in the Armed Forces. Don’t leave DC without a visit to these hallowed grounds, which are now the final resting place for over 400,000 veterans. Though we offer a guided tour of the cemetery, these self-guided tours are perfect for anyone who is short on time or would prefer a themed tour. Interested in learning more about? Check out our guide to visiting Arlington National Cemetery!

 

 

Our Arlington National Cemetery Highlights Tour gives you the chance to take your time exploring the cemetery. There is also an audio version available to guide you along the way. 

We also have a few self-guided tours to complement our walking and highlights self-guided tours:

We recommend taking these after you’ve taken our highlights tour, as these self-guided tours expand and explore more of the cemetery. 

 


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Self-Guided Tours of Georgetown

Older than the rest of Washington, D.C. by nearly half a century, Georgetown is a quaint neighborhood that boasts excellent shopping, critically acclaimed restaurants, and a highly reputable university.

 

 

We have a number of self-guided tours of Georgetown:

 


Other Self-Guided Tours of Washington DC

 

 

Interested in a self-guided tour that we don’t yet offer? Send us a note at info@dcbyfoot.com and we’ll work on creating that tour in the future! 

 


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