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National Cathedral Tours

The minds of history lovers will swim as they stand where important national commemorations and prayer services have been held, including multiple presidential funerals.
Schedule: Wed, Fri, Sat
Start Time: 1030am & 2pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 90 Minutes

Downtown Holiday Lights

We'll explore holiday history while visiting the holiday displays around downtown DC, while learning about national and presidential Christmas celebrations. Tour runs as a walking tour and bus tour.
Schedule: Select Dates in December
Start Time: 530pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 1.5-2 Hours

Lincoln Assassination

It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the Lincoln Assassination...
Schedule: Daily
Start Time: Mon - Sat 7pm (Sun 2pm)
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Lincoln Assassination Highlights

  • White House
  • John Wilkes Booth on Lafayette Square
  • Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • Site of Secretary of State Seward's House
  • Site of Vice President Andrew Jackson's Hotel
  • Ford's Theatre & Peterson's Boarding House

This tour does not enter Ford's Theatre.

Historic Georgetown

Take a walk through Washington, DC's oldest neighborhood on our Historic Georgetown Tour. See some of the Kennedy homes, Georgetown University, and much more!
Schedule: 4-5 a Week
Start Time: 1030am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Historic Georgetown Highlights

  • Historic Architecture
  • Alley Houses
  • Kennedy Homes
  • C&O Canal
  • Georgetown University

National Mall & Tidal Basin

DC by Foot will take you through the heart of the National Mall and Tidal Basin, entertaining you and your family with stories, hidden secrets and historical information. We offer daytime and moonlight tours, shorter and longer versions throughout the week.
Schedule: 4-5 week
Start Time: 10am, 2pm, Evening
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2-3 Hours

Arlington Cemetery

Join our Arlington National Cemetery tour to learn about this hallowed ground, see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb...
Schedule: 2-3 Times a Week
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2.5 Hours
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Arlington Cemetery Highlights

  • Arlington House
  • Kennedy Memorials
  • Justice Hill
  • Changing of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • & more...

DC by Foot is pleased to present free and name-your-own-price Washington DC tours and ticketed tours by our expert guides.  

On many of our guided tours, you choose how much the tour was worth after your tour is over, encouraging your guide to provide a memorable experience. 

We are offering tours from our expert local guides - there are ticketed tours as we help our guides recover from over a year of no work and name your own price tours as tourism is returning to DC.

We offer sightseeing tours of Washington DC, including Georgetown, Alexandria, and Arlington National Cemetery, which will give you a fuller appreciation of this great capital city.  

Be sure to check out our tour calendar to see which tours are offered while you are in town.



We offer guided walking tours throughout Washington, DC - and beyond!

You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below or by viewing our tour calendar or go straight to our booking page to see what we have available.

Not sure if our tours are right for you? Then read our reviews.

Tour Calendar

If a tour is not listed at the date and time, that means we are not running a tour then.

Private Tours and our Self Guided Audio Tours are always available!

Our Washington, DC walking tours are also a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends.

Our guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked of our tour guides and contribute to more enriching experiences for our guests.

We have over 2500 reviews with a rating of 5 out of 5 starsRead the reviews for yourself.  

We run a reduced schedule in the winter but tours operate year-round.

If you want to read a quick summary of every tour, read our Tour Options.

Self-Guided Washington DC Tours

Don't see a tour that fits your schedule?

We also offer GPS-enabled audio tours as well as several self-guided tours, which are totally free to take.

These audio and self-guided tours allow you to take the tour whenever you want, though you won't have a live guide to answer questions!

Likewise, any of our tours can be booked as a private tour option, which can be customized.


We also have recommendations for other tours available in DC that can get you around the city in different ways. Read more about the best options, ways to save money, and tips.


Some cities are meant to be seen by day and others at night. Washington, DC is one of the rare cities that need to be seen at both times of the day. 

Most museums are closed at nightfall, so there are still plenty of hours in the day to explore the city, the monuments, and memorials. Especially the darker side. 

In addition to our night walking tours (see below the video), there are also bus, boat, bike, and Segway tours of the nation's capital city.

We offer many nighttime tour options - some are family-friendly and some are adults only!

As always, check our tour calendar to see which walks are taking place when you are in the city.

Regularly Scheduled Night Tours


Check out our guide to Things to Do in DC 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.

And much, much more

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