Georgetown Small-Group Historic Walking Tour


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Meet your guide at the Chesapeake And Ohio Canal Historical Park for your 2-hour walking tour of the Georgetown neighborhood. Stroll through the historic streets of this port town en route to famous homes owned by prominent families such as the Lincolns and Kennedys, taverns where American history was decided, and other landmarks including Georgetown University and Tudor Place Mansion.
Throughout the tour, listen to informative commentary from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area. Spend five to 10 minutes at each spot — just enough time to hear a story and take a picture — before moving along at a casual pace determined by your group.
The tour will conclude at Georgetown University.


2-hour walking tour of the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington DC
Total distance of roughly one mile with some hills
Ideal overview of the city with a historic lens
See landmarks such as the Tudor Place Mansion and the former homes of presidents
Spend five to 10 minutes at each location
Insightful commentary from your guide throughout the tour


The port Georgetown goes back centuries and is today know for its cobblestone streets, historic homes and gardens, and is seen as a shopping and dining district. Exploring the area on foot is the best way to go back in time and enjoy the park like atmosphere with all of its old brick and greenery.
The historic canal through the industrial section of Georgetown, guests will learn about the canal boats and see a working "lock" (gate) the helped the boats travel to and from along the canal.
Certainly one of the oldest buildings in the entire city, this quaint spot is run by the National Parks Service and has a lovely garden to sit and take a rest in. Built in 1766, it was a car dealership by 1953 when it was taken over for historic preservation. Now it is ours to enjoy and remember a simpler time when tobacco and tall tales traded at the nearby port.
A Georgetown institution, this restaurant has been locally owned since 1933. The dark wood panels, black and white photos on the wall, and the regulars at the bar give this place a certain sense of nostalgia and ambiance. The classic American fare keeps people coming back year after year with both indoor and outdoor seating
Founded in 1789, this prestigious Jesuit University is know far and wide for its medical, legal, and undergraduate programs. See the towering spires of the Patrick Healy building and the statue of founder John Carrol. On a warm day students will lounge in the grass out front throwing frisbees, reading, and socializing.


Professional guide


Transportation to/from attractions
Entrance fees (not required for tour)
Food and drinks

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure for check-in
  • Walking is approximately for 1 mile with some hills
  • Operates in most weather conditions; please dress appropriately. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.