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Washington DC Georgetown Walking Tour

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    To put it simply, a walk through Washington’s tony Georgetown neighborhood is a venture through time — of 200-year-old mansions and their eccentric owners, of fortunes in trade won and lost, of marvelous architecture from Federal to Victorian, of the once-bustling freedman community Herring Hill, of political intrigue, of green preservation and urban renewal. And of course no one can mention Georgetown without the Kennedys. In the 1950s John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline almost single-handedly turned the neighborhood into the city’s politically fashionable place to live. Your guide will point out the houses of the movers and shakers, as well as the remarkable historic properties here that are open to the public. This two-hour, two-mile tour winds up in Georgetown’s shopping and restaurant district just in time for lunch. Or if you’re on a roll, your guide can point you to the C&O Canal, the historic and bucolic waterway. (Be prepared to climb a hill or two.)
    On this walking tour of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood you will see the house where budding chef and cookbook author Julia Child once lived. Learn about the Federal-style architecture that defines Georgetown and hear about the oldest African American church in Washington, D.C. Find out the location of one of Georgetown’s original manor houses. See where Senator John F. Kennedy and wife Jacqueline lived when he was elected U.S. President.
    Meet your guide at the little park located at 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to begin your walking tour through the Georgetown Historic District. The walk will travel approximately two miles through the residential portion of Georgetown, concluding at the Francis Scott Key Park. From the park, you can quickly walk to any number of cafes and restaurants for lunch or head to the breathtaking Georgetown waterfront to see another aspect of the neighborhood. Be prepared to walk up or down a hilly street or two.
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    Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

    Both WW walking tours were 5 Star! Well organized and paced, guides highly knowledgeable on their subjects, fascinating and educational! Very, very worthwhile experiences.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Andy M
    Reviewed 26 June 2019

    My wife and I go to DC often and were looking for something different to do so exploring Georgetown by foot seemed interesting. Our guide Paul was terrific. Not only informative about Georgetown but Washington in general and we would highly recommend. The tour was...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank LloydF1952
    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    The walk was a wonderful combination of history and architecture. I've lived in the DC area for more than 40 years, and I still came away with lots of new information. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    I hadn't visited DC in 40 years. I was hoping not only to get a local's perspective, but also to see some sights away from the Mall and DC proper. This tour accomplished both perfectly. On a beautiful sunny day, our guide Paul perfectly blended...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Andrew M
    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    Everything as promised and then some. Very informative, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Next time around will try different walking tours from same company.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Isolder69
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