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Georgetown: Ghost Story Walking Tour

1. Georgetown: Ghost Story Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Old Stone House and begin the walking tour through this pre-revolutionary town with many dark secrets.  Stroll among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses as you hear stories and deep, dark secrets about DC’s finest neighborhood's forgotten past. End the tour at the Exorcist Stairs featured in the film The Exorcist, which are further down M Street NW from the starting point. This is a family-friendly tour.

Washington D.C.: Taste of Georgetown Walking Food Tour

2. Washington D.C.: Taste of Georgetown Walking Food Tour

Sample Southern comfort food in a Prohibition-era bar, where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Bouvier, sip tea near a canal once used to transport goods to the West and taste socially-conscious street food that helps feed refugees. Once a thriving port town, Georgetown is D.C.’s oldest neighborhood and still reveals glimpses of mule-drawn boats and flour mills. Discover Georgetown’s cosmopolitan past, where people from every continent and many religions lived together and built an eclectic culinary community. If you listen closely, you’ll hear melodies from one of the oldest jazz clubs in the country or feel the chill from the spookiest stairs ever used in film history. More than just a premier shopping destination, Georgetown has a delicious and culturally diverse history that might surprise you. A portion of your ticket will be donated to Bread for the City, a local charity that provides DC locals living in poverty with food, clothing, and medical and legal services.

Washington DC: 6-Hour Glass-Top or Open-Top Bus Tour

3. Washington DC: 6-Hour Glass-Top or Open-Top Bus Tour

Discover Washington, DC, in a glass-top, convertible Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — the first in the capital of the United States. Hop aboard and catch incredible panoramic views with an expert tour guide as your chauffeur and narrator. Begin by exploring the National Mall to observe the United States Capitol, White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and much more while seeing and learning about other significant landmarks. Next, pass through Embassy Row, Georgetown, and Northern Virginia along scenic routes. Your journey will conclude following a stop at the iconic US Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Washington, DC: Georgetown Architecture Walking Tour

4. Washington, DC: Georgetown Architecture Walking Tour

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.

Washington, DC: 3-Hour Holiday Lights Night-Time Bus Tour

5. Washington, DC: 3-Hour Holiday Lights Night-Time Bus Tour

Take in the illuminated beauty of some of Washington DC’s most famous buildings and monuments, with all their festive décor. Be in awe as you travel through the streets of America’s capital city with its twinkling lights. Your tour will be led by a licensed DC tourist guide who will share stories about the history of this national festival and its fun historic local roots. Your first stop will be the West Lawn to view the People’s Tree evergreen Christmas tree, which has been displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building since 1964. Each year, the lighting of this tree marks the start of the holiday season on Capitol Hill. This majestic illuminated tree shining in front of the U.S. Capitol is a unique and beautiful part of the Capitol’s holiday season. Next stop is the White House Ellipse, where you will disembark the bus to visit D.C.'s own Pageant of Peace, which symbolizes America’s wish for peace around the world. The centerpiece of the Pageant is the National Christmas Tree decorated with thousands of beautiful twinkling lights. With the backdrop of the White House, it is one of the most glorious holiday sites in D.C. Radiating out from the National Christmas Tree are 56 additional Christmas trees, decorated with hand-made ornaments from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. A life-size nativity scene and 20 foot tall Menorah are also on the Ellipse. There will also be a stop in the historic Georgetown area to visit one of the installations of the GLOW Light Art Exhibition, which is an outdoor multi-site exhibition featuring national and international pieces of art using light in creative and innovative ways. You will also get a glimpse of the holiday decorations along the main shopping street of this exclusive quaint neighborhood, which was founded in the 17th-century. Along the way, you will experience breathtaking views of the National Mall, with a clear view of both the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building, which is a photographer’s dream.

Georgetown: Cold War Spies and Civil War Chaos Walking Tour

6. Georgetown: Cold War Spies and Civil War Chaos Walking Tour

Georgetown was key to the founding of the nation’s capital and was a place of bitter contention during the Civil War. It’s a site of political scandal and mysterious deaths, as well as a hotspot for Cold War, WW2, and current espionage. It’s a perfect place for a walking tour of scandal, murder, misbehavior, and intrigue--all surrounded by some of the nation's finest architecture and bistros. The tour starts off with the most haunted home in America and the tragic deaths of the officials who lived there. It will then move on to the strangest home in America, built by a man convinced he'd live forever, and then pays a visit to a site of the Underground Railroad.     Then, stroll by the house of the charismatic woman who gave seances to Mrs. Lincoln at the White House. See a restaurant where John and Jacqueline Kennedy dined and where the C.I.A was founded. Nearby, see another bistro, where a top KGB member defected from the CIA. Then, see "Secessionist Hill," where an old tobacco mansion played a role in a modern, unsolved murder.

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What people are saying about Georgetown

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Our guide Anne was excellent! She taught us some Georgetown history while feeding us local based foods. My favorite was the scrumptious falafel and second favorite was a tie between the crème brûlée and meatloaf with a mushroom sauce. Interesting history hearing about Mary Meyer, teacher Mary and visiting the various Kennedy ex-residences. Overall, a fantastic day, thanks to Anne. The weather also cooperated, lol. This is a must do tour

This is a very cool tour with awesome local restaurants and interesting Georgetown history. The tour company owners have a great business model where they support local businesses and give back to the community. The restaurants also are great about also supporting the local community.

Great tour of DC area that includes a boat trip. Our tour was great (Nick). We would take another tour with this company in future.

Our guide Nick did a great job. Provided lots of info and kept us entertained as well. Highly recommended.

Jason the tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. He made the tour enjoyable!