Residences of the Presidentses Walking Tour: Lafayette Square & Foggy Bottom

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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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[Tours are generally offered March through October. Please note that this tour is recommended for people ages 13 and up.]

DC is the city of presidents, and this is the tour that gives you the most POTUS for your buck.

People want to be close to power. And from the time D.C. was founded, that meant being close to the White House.

You'll check out Lafayette Square and the neighborhood of Foggy Bottom. You'll explore the homes and buildings where presidents lived, worked, partied, plotted and worshipped -- before, during and after their time in office. You'll see some of DC's oldest buildings and enjoy one of the most famous public spaces in the world.

And don't forget the stories. Our guide will tell you about the building of the city -- and the British attempt in 1814 to unbuild it. There's a Real Housewives scandals, a Pennsylvania Avenue shootout, slaves fighting for freedom and lots more.

What's Included

Walking tour with a presidential history expert (and former comedian)

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 18
  • ADULT: Age: 19 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 85

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Our tours are entirely outdoors and limited to 8 people.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Our tours are entirely outdoors and limited to 8 people.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Lafayette Square
The "President's Park" was the hub of political and social life in the early years of DC. Get great views of the White House and check out the presidential history for the neighborhood.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Octagon Museum
We'll see the exterior of one of DC's oldest buildings -- which was also a makeshift White House!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Everything was...
Gaylene_M, 10-10-2022
Everything was interesting. Our guide 10/09/2022 explained everything like a story. He made it very interesting.
Historic moments in time
JoAnne_M, 06-08-2022
Had solo tour as members of my party passed due to the heat.the path of Kennedy’s funeral March was moving, the steps of St Matthews where John-John gave his salute was touching.
Great tour filled with fun and funny info!
Crashing_W, 24-05-2022
Chris was a great guide & was super friendly and entertaining! He was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience very enjoyable. We loved getting the inside scoop about former presidents and hearing stories that are not well known. The info about Andrew Jackson being a bit of a "psycho" was probably my favorite! So funny and realistic!
Great for all
Sarah_B, 14-11-2021
Chris was fantastic! Knowledgeable bright funny and an excellent guide. We really enjoyed this experience in DC.

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