Walking Tours of Washington, DC | Free Tours by Foot

DC by Foot is pleased to present the original name-your-own-price Washington, DC tours.  You choose how much the tour was worth, encouraging the guide to do his or her best. Choose which walking tour suits your schedule and interests!

We offer tours that will give you a fuller appreciation of this great capital city, whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend, or longer.  Be sure to check out our tour calendar to see what’s running when you are in town.

DC by Foot offers to our guests:


Walking Tours

Washington DC ToursWe offer walking tours throughout Washington, DC – and beyond! Our name your own price and ticketed tours are offered daily during Spring-Autumn, and a most days during winter. Don’t see a tour on our calendar that fits your schedule or travelling with a group? Any of our tours can be booked as a private tour option if you want a customized tour or are traveling with a group. You can also check our our sister company, Visit DC Tours, which offers ticketed tours on a different schedule and a few tours we do not offer.

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Bus Tours

DC Trails Bus Tour…or how about exploring the city by bus? We have reviewed the most popular bus tours in the city that offer a great compliment to our walking tours. From hop on – hop off tours to guided bus tours where the guides stays with you the entire time. Many bus companies also have special night bus tours, including our popular Twilight Bus Tour.

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Night ToursVisitor's Guide to The Lincoln Memorial

When the museums are closed, there are still plenty of hours in the day to explore the city. Especially the darker side. We offer many night time tour options – some are family friendly and some are adults only! We can take you to see the memorials lit up at night or try to find some ghosts on our Ghosts tours.

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Boat Tours

Potomac Riverboat Company DCAlong the banks of the Potomac River, you’ll see Georgetown, Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial  and if you go far enough … George Washington’s Mount Vernon! We’ve reviewed some of the most popular boat tours in Washington DC.

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Deals and Discounts

Check out our DC Tourism Guide for advice on things to do in Washington, places to visit in DC, and tourist attractions to do. While most things are free in DC, there are some great museums and attractions that do have ticketed prices. To help you find the best option for your wallet, read about the deals and discounts you can find through booking attraction passes.

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