Historic Georgetown Walking Tour

Georgetown’s shady lanes and cobblestone streets reflect another side of the Capital. It is Washington’s genteel, southern side where Presidents lived when they were just Congressmen, where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top, and where historic churches offer services. Not to be confused with our Ghosts of Georgetown tour, no visit to a pre-revolutionary town is complete without a few scary stories to give you goose bumps. Our Historic Georgetown tour focuses on the houses and sites of a town that still invokes the image of refinement and class after 300 years.

Check out our Guide to Visiting Georgetown for directions, restaurant recommendations and self guided tour options. (Tambian en Espanol!)

Sights we see or talk about on the tourhistoric-georgetown1

  • Old Stone House
  • Kennedy Homes
  • Martin’s Tavern
  • Georgetown’s Historic Churches
  • Georgetown University
  • Tudor Place Mansion
  • Diverse architecture and history of this city older than D.C

We will discuss the history and development of this neighborhood, along with some of its secrets!

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

Our own tour guide Canden has published a book on the wicked side of Georgetown history! Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies  and a pictoral history using vintage photographs, Images of Georgetown.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

When: View our Calendar

Where: Tour begins at the C&O Canal Park on 30th St NW, just south of M St NW. (map)  GPS Address: 1056 30th St NW. Note there is no building here, it is the C&O Canal Path. Look for your guide in orange.

Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with Parking Panda.

Historic Georgetown Meeting Point


Running late? You can meet the group at the second stop: 3051 M St NW, at the Old Stone House.  This is a NPS site and is not affiliated with our tours. Please do not ask them for information.

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

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.