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Explore the streets of Georgetown

History

Explore the streets of Georgetown

16 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English
History

Explore the streets of Georgetown

History

Explore the streets of Georgetown

16 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join us to explore the historic streets of Washington's oldest neighborhood! Established fifty years before the Capital, 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. We'll explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale.

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Learn more about Carolyn & Sam

Carolyn & Sam

Carolyn and Sam of DC Design Tours are two history buff architecture nerds with a passion for story telling! Carolyn is a former architect and life-long lover of all things brick and mortar. She prefers to talk about buildings than draw them. The District has been her home since 2006, and when not guiding, you can find her counting columns at the National Building Museum (there are 152) and traipsing through Rock Creek National Park. Sam is an enthusiast for architectural design, history, and talking a mile a minute. Originally from the Bluegrass State, he's a full fledged Washingtonian now.

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Where you'll be

We'll visit the unassuming oldest building in the city, peak into back alleys, gaze down a dramatic set of famous stairs, cross the old C&O Canal, and finish up on the banks of the Potomac River at the gorgeous Georgetown Waterfront.

This experience is available starting May 03, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend. Guests should be comfortable walking two miles at a comfortable pace, with some minor hills and steps.

What to bring

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water for our walk

More tips

Our Georgetown tour does involved some steep hills and uneven sidewalks, so please wear sturdy shoes.

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Carolyn & Sam
Explore the streets of Georgetown
16 reviews
From $59/person
16 reviews
From $59/person