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Georgetown Architecture Tour

Georgetown Architecture Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$40
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Explore the highlights of DC's most exclusive neighborhood while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale.

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown originated as a small Maryland port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its gritty beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to have the most expensive and desirable property in the city. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University, explore the highlights of DC's most fashionable neighborhood. The tour begins outside the coffee shop Baked & Wired, at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW. The tour takes about 2 hours and covers about 2 miles of walking. Sights we discuss include: 

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

  • Old Stone House

  • Laird-Dunlop House

  • Newton D. Baker House

  • Lydia English Seminary School for Girls

  • Grafton Tyler Double House

  • Christ Episcopal Church

  • Hyde-Addison School

  • Yellow Tavern

  • Pomander Walk

  • Volta Labratory

  • Georgetown Prepatory School

  • Georgetown University Healy Hall

  • Georgetown University Library

  • The Tombs

  • Georgetown Car Barn

  • Francis Scott Key Memorial

  • Cady's Alley

  • Georgetown Waterfront

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Explore the highlights of DC's most exclusive neighborhood while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale.