- The area formerly known as Herring Hill, a once-bustling Freedmen's community
- Immaculately preserved Federal period homes
- The Tudor Place estate, built by one of Georgetown’s founding families
- Where one of the “All the President’s Men” authors hangs his hat
The two mile walk concludes in Georgetown’s shopping and restaurant district just in time for lunch. Or if you’re on a roll, we can point you to the C&O Canal, the historic and bucolic waterway.
What Is Not Included?
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
- It's up to you. If you want to pay for your walk via credit card, the only way to do so is by purchasing in advance. If you prefer to pay cash, however, you are always welcome to just show up without an advance purchase. Either way we'd love to have you!
- What happens if I’m late?
- If you are late, you will miss the tour. Tours leave right on time, and to be fair to the whole group, we cannot wait for late arrivals. If you are not familiar with the meeting location area, please make sure to leave plenty of time to find it. Refunds cannot be provided.
- Where does this walk end?
- The walk concludes at the intersection of M and 34th Street, N.W., the heart of Georgetown’s commercial district. From here you can shop, enjoy a meal or continue sightseeing on your own. A shuttle bus can return to you to the starting point near Dupont Circle for $1.00 per person.
- What sights do we see on the walk?
- Stops on the walk include the once-bustling Freedman community of Herring Hill, immaculately preserved Federal period homes, the Tudor Place estate, former residences of John and Jacqueline Kennedy—and more! Although the walk includes stops in front of several of Georgetown's historic buildings, we will NOT be viewing any building interiors.
- How long is the walk and how fast do we go?
- The walk lasts approximately two hours. We travel two miles at a casual pace. We climb and descend one moderate hill. (Those in self-propelled wheelchairs will want to have someone assist them at this point.)
- Is this walk suitable for children?
- No. This walk is not suitable for young children.
- I am bringing an infant/toddler. Do I need to purchase a ticket for him or her?
- No. Tickets are not required for children ages 3 and younger.
- What happens if it rains?
- Walks take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the day's forecasted weather conditions. Remember to bring water, sunglasses and sunscreen on warm, sunny days.
- Will I be able to shop and buy souvenirs during the walk?
- No. We will be happy to point out shops of interest so you can return to them afterward.
- Is the walk wheelchair and/or stroller accessible?
- Yes. Most of our walking tours are accessible for both wheelchairs and strollers. During the Georgetown walk, we climb and descend a moderate hill. Those with self-propelled wheelchairs will want to have someone assist them at this point.
- Are restrooms available on the walk?
- No. Restrooms are not available during the walking tour. Be sure to use the facilities prior to arriving for the walk.
- Can I bring my dog on the tour?
- No. Unfortunately, we cannot allow animals other than service dogs to attend our walks.
- Are the walks only offered in English?
- Yes. Washington Walks are only offered in English.
- Can I bring a camera?
- Yes. There are a lot of great photo opportunities along the way!
- What is a Washington Walkabout card?
- A Washington Walkabout card is a type of reward program. You pay for four walks up front and present your card at every walk and then you get the fifth one free. You can purchase a Walkabout card from a Washington Walks guide at beginning of any walk. Each card is $30, if you purchase tickets for your first walk in advance online (otherwise it's $40, if you pay on the spot). Cards do not expire and can be used by one individual only. After you’ve taken your five walks, return the card to Washington Walks and you’ll be eligible for the Washington Walks-a-Thon Award given at the end of the walking tour season.
- Are gift certificates available?
- Yes. For details, please contact Washington Walks by clicking “Contact WashWalks” to the left of the page.
- Can I book a private or a group tour?
- Yes. Private walks are available, although groups often decide to attend the public walk. For one thing, it is often less expensive; second, part of the fun of our walking tours is interacting with those who attend the public walk. If you are interested in booking a private walk, contact Washington Walks by clicking “Contact WashWalks” to the left of the page.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or long-time resident, the same holds true: if you haven’t been on a Washington Walk, you haven’t been to Washington, D.C.!