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Historic Georgetown Tour

This Weekend
Sundays, Now - October 10, 2021
From: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole." Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, discussing architecture, history, scandal, and more. By the end of the tour, we'll see Georgetown's full transformation in this rags to riches tale. Sights we discuss include:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Laird-Dunlop House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia's English Seminary School for Girls
  • Grafton Tyler Double House
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Yellow Tavern
  • Pomander Walk
  • Volta Laboratory
  • Georgetown Preparatory School
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown Car Barn
  • Cady's Alley
  • Georgetown Waterfront

We'll visit the unassuming oldest building in the city, a peak into back alleys, gaze down a dramatic set of famous stairs, cross the old C&O Canal, and finish up on the banks of the Potomac River at the gorgeous Georgetown Waterfront.

Our tours usually begin outside the favorite coffee/dessert shop for Georgetown locals, Baked & Wired. Grab a snack and let's go exploring! We'll start at the C&O Canal, getting an overview of the storied history of Georgetown. Then we'll peek inside the oldest building in Washington DC, before leaving the main drag to explore the neighborhood. We'll stroll along cobble stone streets, discussing the homes of movers and shakers like Jackie Kennedy and Ben Bradley. We'll see imposing mansions, stately churches, and a formerly salacious establishment, before crossing Wisconsin Avenue to the west side of town. Making our way over to Georgetown University and down the Exorcist Steps, we'll wrap up on the banks of the Potomac River at the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront.

This tour meets outside the coffee shop Baked and Wired at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW. The tour takes 2-2.5 hours and covers approximately 2 miles.

Event Location

Georgetown
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW,
Washington, DC 20007
DC Metro Area

Contact

(240) 229-6795 or dcdesigntours () gmail ! com

Admission: $35 per person

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