Off the Beaten Path: 16th Street and Adams Morgan Neighborhood Tour

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From $48.00

7 reviews   (5.00)

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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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Venture into some of Washington's most diverse residential areas in this off the beaten path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From DC socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests, and almost the Lincoln Memorial! Learn about this diverse and ever-changing off the beaten path area of the real District.

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be provided.
  • Service animals allowed

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Meridian Hill Park
Our tour begins in Meridian Hill Park, one of Washington’s best urban oases. We’ll uncover little known memorials, wind through back paths, and discuss the visionary woman who envisioned a diplomatic paradise in the heights of Washington.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


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Mexican Cultural Institute

• Admission Ticket Free

Adams Morgan

• Admission Ticket Free


Great for longtime residents as well as newbies
veronika400, 15-09-2022
As a longtime DC resident, I've been loving Carolyn's tours of various neighborhoods - such a neat way to get to know my city better with fun tidbits and history. Carolyn is knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt with responses. Highly recommend her tours to those new to DC as well as longtime residents!
Excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon and learn something!
holleyd1964, 06-06-2022
The tour of 16th St and Adams Morgan was excellent! We are DC natives and learned a lot that we did not know. Highly recommend for a fun and educational afternoon.. I would do another tour in the fall with a group of friends.
Educational and Fun!
Chris G, 14-11-2020
Tour Guide (owner) was knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend, especially if you are into architecture or just like an educational tour of a less famous area of Washington DC!
Great walking tour of a unique part of D.C.
ggbrielle, 04-11-2018
Took a walking tour with Carolyn yesterday and all five of us are still raving about it. Our guide, Carolyn, did a wonderful job—she is a gifted storyteller and gave us a great sense of the architecture, art, history and people of the neighborhoods we travelled through. Didn’t know much about this part of D.C.—thanks to Carolyn, now we do! Hope to join another tour next time we are in D.C.
Incredible amount of Architecture and Historical depth on tour
Shanthi K, 23-09-2018
I was able to join Carolyn's tour with little advanced notice. The registration process was easy and information on where to meet the group was clear. She started us with a detailed history of the Meridien Hill Park including the impact that Mary Henderson had on developing it and planning out many additional projects, including embassies and mansions. Carolyn covered the architectural details on the building facades and how several of them had served multiple purposes over the years. I also appreciated Carolyn talking about the history of DC and the reasons behind how it became the capital city in 1790. The walk around Adams Morgan with Carolyn's details brought to life its history, political leanings, as well as its diversity. The 2 hours went by very quickly and I hope to be able to join DC Design Tours for another one of their tours when I visit DC next.

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