Washington DC Private History of Black Georgetown Tour


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

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Today, the Washington DC neighborhood of Georgetown is an affluent area but a few hundred years ago it was a bustling port for the exportation of tobacco. Join this private walking tour for a look at the black history of Georgetown and learn about how it was the site of an active slave trade. Hear the stories of former black residents who shaped one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods as you walk around.


Take a black history-focused walking tour of Georgetown
Learn about the slave trade that took place at the port
Pass by many neighborhood landmarks including the university
A private tour means a personalized experience


The gothic-style Healy Hall was built at the direction of, and named for, Georgetown University's only black President, Patrick Healy.
Pomander Walk used to be Bell's Court, owned by Alexander Graham Bell. Bell's Court was characteristic of alleyway communities throughout DC, where you had a close-knit black community.
This address was the former property of prominent black Georgetown resident Yarrow Mamout, in the early 19th century.
The tour takes a half-way stop at Thomas Sweet for refreshment and a bathroom break.
The row houses at this address used to serve as holding pens for the enslaved. The pens were torn down by an Irish entrepreneur who had themselves spent their childhood as an indentured servant in the West Indies.
The house of Emma Brown, who was one of the first black teachers in DC to reach the level of Principal.
The Mount Zion United Methodist Church is one of the oldest black congregations in Georgetown.
This historic park was the site of numerous political rallies and community gatherings for the black community in Georgetown.
This is the oldest cemetery in Georgetown, which contains the remains of enslaved and free black citizens.


Over 2 hours of historic information offered by an experienced guide.


Tea and coffee

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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.