Eastern Market History & Desserts Tour

The neighborhood of Eastern Market/Barracks Row is set on historic Capitol Hill, where the homes of historical figures mix with modern day congressmen. One of DC’s first neighborhoods, you’ll see the small town charm in the center of the City. From John Phillip Sousa’s first home, to the men (and women) at attention at the Marine Barracks, hidden statues and a lost wine cellar. The diverse architecture surrounded by the old trees on Capitol Hill to the historic Main Street of 8th Street SE.

And as we visit these historic sites, we’ll sample some of DC’s finest local sweets that the neighborhood is known for. From homemade poptarts to Cupcake Wars winning macarons deliciousness, we’ll visit locally run businesses to see how these desserts are made* and, of course, sample a few.

*depending on the store, sometimes they are not working in view!

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The tour ends at Eastern Market, DC’s oldest market where you’ll have time to meander the farmers market for fresh local produce, shop at the weekend flea market, or eat some more! (Weekday tours will only have original market and not open air farmer’s market)

Note: We will view the above sites and homes from the street and will not be entering any residences.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

When: View our Calendar

Where: Tour begins outside the Eastern Market Metro Stop (on the Blue and Orange lines) at 8th and Pennsylvania Ave SE. Look for your guide in the orange shirt! Tour ends at the actual Eastern Market at 7th St SE. NOTE: Guests interested in traveling with the car-sharing service Uber are invited to use exclusive promo code “DCbyFoot” for a free $20 credit added to their new user account!

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is about 2 miles.