Guided tour

Washington, DC: Georgetown Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Design Tours

Washington, DC: Georgetown Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Design Tours

From US$ 43 per person

Explore the historic Washington, DC, neighborhood of Georgetown on this guided walking tour. See the neighborhood's iconic architecture.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • See the unique architectural details of Georgetown
  • Learn about Georgetown's rags to riches tale
  • Hear the secrets behind this famed DC neighborhood
  • See local homes, churches, academic destinations, and more
Full description
Set at a leisurely pace, this guided walking tour includes Georgetown’s most iconic spots. Marvel at historic architecture while you learn about the neighborhood from your guide. Make your way to a centrally located meeting point in Georgetown and meet your guide to start your walking tour. Learn about a series of historic destinations as you walk. First, follow your guide to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which connects the Potomac River communities with markets and goods. See the Laird-Dunlop House, Newton D. Baker House, and Lydia English Seminary School for Girls, a boarding school that served the upper class. Hear the story of the Grafton Tyler Double House, pass the Christ Episcopal Church, and see the Hyde-Addison School. Visit the historic Yellow Tavern, also called the White Horse Tavern, then follow Pomander Walk past tiny, pastel row houses. Later, see where Alexander Graham Bell founded Volta Laboratory, and take in a series of academic destinations: Georgetown Preparatory School, Healy Hall, and the University Library. Get a look at campus nightlife at The Tombs, then visit the Car Barn, a renovated streetcar depot. Continue to the Francis Scott Key Memorial, Cady’s Alley, and finally the Georgetown Waterfront, where your tour will conclude.
  • Professional local guide
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside of Baked & Wired. Your guide will be wearing a DC Design Tour t-shirt. Please arrive 5 minutes before your tour as the walking tour will depart on time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous
  • This tour involves about 2 miles of walking
Customer reviews

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Our guide Ellyn was great.. very knowledgeable and had done fun facts to boot! We really enjoyed this tour .. we would have never known all the history and architecture of Georgetown if we had done a self guided tour. Highly recommended!

May 30, 2022

Very knowledgeable guide.

September 18, 2022

Loved the walking tour! Sam was a great guide. Only suggestion is wait a few minutes for photos.

September 26, 2022

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