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Virtual Tour- Rags to Riches: The Transformation of Historic Georgetown



Schedule a virtual interactive excursion with DC Design Tours! Enjoy the same incredible stories, beautiful sights, and fascinating secrets you'd experience on tour, plus historical photos, videos, and more! Each talk is a live video conference, in-person with your private guide.

Daily, Now - May 29, 2023. Times Vary.

Schedule a virtual interactive excursion with DC Design Tours! Enjoy the same incredible stories, beautiful sights, and fascinating secrets you'd experience on tour, plus historical photos, videos, and more! Each talk is a live video conference, in-person with your private guide. 

Our talks are perfect for educational programs, conferences, lunch and learns, social groups, and families. Presentations can be customized for the audience and time allowed, from young students to adults, and from thirty minutes to two hours.

A mention of modern Georgetown conjures up images of stately brick homes, tidy tree-lined streets, and bustling shops. Now one of the most idyllic and elite neighborhoods in Washington DC, Georgetown's origins are much less picturesque. Described by Abigail Adams as "a dirty little hole," Georgetown began as a gritty port, replete with ruffians, sailors, slave traders, brothels and saloons. From Canal Fever to Civil War, factories to condos, learn how Historic Georgetown has gone from coarse to posh in 250 years.  Highlights include:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia's English Seminary
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Pomander Walk
  • Volta Laboratory
  • Georgetown University
  • Exorcist Steps
  • Georgetown Waterfront
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