Historic Georgetown Walking Tour

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From $65.00

52 reviews   (4.88)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Beginning in the 1700s, Georgetown was the economic and social center for the area that would later become our nation's capital. Many different groups and characters have cycled through this small town, all of whom left their marks with buildings, homes and churches. On this 2-hour walking tour, you'll weave you through the mysteries and legends with your guide who will provide you with a sense of the history of this still thriving port town. See homes once owned by the Kennedy and Lincoln families, the Old Stone House, Georgetown University, and Tudor Place Mansion.

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees (not required for tour)

Food and drinks


Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Operates in most weather conditions; please dress appropriately. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Walking is approximately for 1 mile with some hills
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure for check-in
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

C & O Canal
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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Stone House
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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Georgetown University
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.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Recommended tour
Annsolomon31, 11-12-2022
Becca’s excellent tour guiding and seeing Georgetown up close. Loved the architecture and the stories about the inhabitants and the canal.
Memorable experience!
Amy_W, 05-12-2022
Guide was knowledgable and funny. Really enjoyed it! Highly recommend!
Georgetown has such a rich and fascinating history that this tour spotlighted.
Great tour
Deborah_B, 03-10-2022
Ingeborg is an exceptional guide. Great sense of humor and very knowledgeable about Georgetown history. I recommend this tour for anyone.
Leland_K, 24-09-2022
Ingeborg was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. We loved her unique stories and personality. Just great!
428bettys, 09-09-2022
It was a great tour, our guide was well informed about Georgetown’s history. A great way to get an overview of Georgetown.

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