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Historic Georgetown Architecture Tour provided by DC Design Tours

Historic Georgetown Architecture Tour

Historic Georgetown Architecture Tour
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 33458P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Baked & Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Meet your guide outside local favorite coffee shop, Baked & Wired.
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park, 3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Baked & Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Meet your guide outside local favorite coffee shop, Baked & Wired.
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park, 3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park, 3303 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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Fred152
Basking Ridge, NJ56 contributions
Jul 2021
We did back to back tours, first this Georgetown tour with the founder/owner Carolyn, then the Capitol Hill tour with Sam. Both were truly outstanding and we look forward to more tours with this company the next time we visit DC.

The Georgetown tour was an interesting mix of building info and general history. We'd visited Georgetown U. before, but we never noticed the building right around the corner where Alexander Graham Bell had combined three styles of columns into a single building. (What was he thinking??)
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you Fred! Sam and I enjoyed having you on our tours, and appreciate your kind feedback!
Written 7 July 2021
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Donna Z
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Jan 2021
I booked a virtual tour of historic Georgetown, what an amazing journey with Carolyn from DC Design Tours!!! One of the most satisfying outcomes of tours that I take is the amount of knowledge the host/guide has to share. Carolyn does not disappoint!! The tour was fantastic and she was full of information about history, architecture and interesting facts and stories.

I highly recommend taking these tours for yourself and also using this as an opportunity to gift others with a unique and fascinating experience.
Written 6 January 2021
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Thank you very much, Donna! I appreciate your enthusiasm for our virtual tours and hope to meet in person sometime!
Written 15 January 2021
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Natalie W
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Jun 2021
We booked a private tour as part of a birthday celebration, and everyone loved it. Our guide Sam was fantastic--knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot of fascinating information and had a lot of fun. Highly recommend taking this tour or one of the others offered by DC Design Tours (I've also done the one of Adams Morgan), whether you're a tourist or a local.
Written 6 June 2021
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CarolynMDC
Thanks, Natalie! We really appreciate your review and hope to see you again!
Written 7 June 2021
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Nell T
St. Louis, Missouri3 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a fantastic tour! She merges history, architecture and current intrigue into a lovely story about the neighborhood. The length of the tour is ideal - you cover a good amount of the neighborhood but still have time to rest and absorb. We are planning to look into their other tours!
Written 8 June 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind review! Hope to see you again soon!
Written 8 June 2021
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lynn k
8 contributions
Mar 2021
Carolyn knows a lot about Georgetown architecture and shares it enthusiastically! She is full of details about the people who lived in these homes which made the tour enlightening a well as fun. We are a group of long term Washington DC area residents and learned so much on this tour. Can't wait for the next one.
Written 20 March 2021
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Thank you, as always, for your enthusiastic review! It's a delight to tour with you and your group every time. See you soon!
Written 21 March 2021
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Eileen V
Washington DC, DC10 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Great tour! This was our second DC Design Tour, the previous one was a few years ago on Embassy Row.

To be honest, I almost chose to tour another neighborhood because I didn’t know what could be left to see. Well, turns out there was a lot! I worked in Georgetown and have walked around the neighborhood for more than 5 years, yet somehow had not really looked at or noticed the specific buildings she pointed out. Even among the ones I had stopped to check out before, I had not known the stories they had to tell. And what stories! I won’t spoil the surprises.

One of my favorite moments was entering a “secret” alley that was the inspiration for a book I had read as a kid, “The People of Pineapple Place” (now out of print). The context of alley dwellings had been a bit lost on me as a child, so it was awesome to learn the story behind this place and to see that is still exists today. (There are many more alley dwellings throughout DC, especially Capitol Hill.)

This was such a great way to learn more about the history of the area and some of its notable residents, while enjoying the architecture. The pace and distance of the walk was easy and though it was a sunny November day when we went, it seemed shaded enough to be cool-ish during the heat of summer.

Overall, highly recommend this tour!
Written 23 December 2020
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Thanks so much, Eileen! Kind reviews are always extra special when they come from long time locals. Hope to see you again!
Written 27 December 2020
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Jennifer B
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
What a perfect introduction to DC! Sam's lighthearted and fun personality made this detailed tour even more enjoyable. At a little over 2 hours, this was the perfect amount of time to see a wide range of neighborhoods and to get familiar with the area. I appreciated the little details and was glad we veered of the beaten path to see unique spots. Highly recommend!!
Written 11 April 2022
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CarolynMDC
Wow, what a kind review, thank you! We're thrilled you enjoyed Sam's tour and winning personality! :)
Written 12 April 2022
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DesertDiva31
Sarasota, FL151 contributions
I have been visiting Georgetown frequently lately from overseas. I loved walking on M street and dining in the cafes. But I knew there was more to the neighborhood than meets the eye, so I booked this walking tour, and it sure did not disappoint! Sam was amazing! He gave us historical background and context, hilarious stories about some colorful individuals and events, in addition to just the right amount of architectural education to keep us fascinated. I was sad when the tour ended. I look forward to other tours by this company.
Written 8 March 2020
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We so appreciate your kind words about our Historic Georgetown tour, and wonderful guide, Sam! Hope to see you back in DC again soon!
Written 14 March 2020
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TouringTrish
1 contribution
May 2022
My friend and I took the Georgetown tour with guide Sam Bowersox. It was great. Not only did Sam know all about the buildings, he knew about the history and personalities, He was funny and engaging. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot, The pace was comfortable.
Written 10 June 2022
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CarolynMDC
That’s great to read, thank you! Sam is knowledgeable and hilarious!
Written 13 June 2022
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Kris
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
This was our third tour in DC and by far the best one we have had. What a great experience seeing and learning so much about Georgetown and its hidden history and gems. My wife and two teenage daughters thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and wish we had time to work in another one of their tours while we are in town. If you are debating taking this tour, book it! You won’t regret it!
Written 5 July 2021
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CarolynMDC
Thanks so much for joining us to explore Georgetown! It was a pleasure touring with you and your family!
Written 6 July 2021
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If I could SIX stars, I would! Carolyn was engaging and fun. Her extensive knowledge of the area is demonstrated by
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View the Smithsonian through a different lens!
This is such an interesting tour! I’ve gone to museums many times without thinking much about the buildings that ho
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Loved learning about downtown DC!
I had a wonderful tour of Pennsylvania Avenue with Carolyn! It was fascinating to stop and explore architectural de
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Great tour
The tour was fascinating and the guide was knowledgeable and charming. Well worth the money !! My teenage grandson
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Awesome Experience
Our guide Sam was fantastic. His knowledge and passion of history really shined. DC Design Tours is great. I highly
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Excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon and learn something!
The tour of 16th St and Adams Morgan was excellent! We are DC natives and learned a lot that we did not know. Hig
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Memorial weekend trip
We enjoyed learning about the buildings and local history! Our guide was knowledgeable and helped to make the tour
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I Learned so much!
This tour was AMAZING!!!! I have been on several tours all around the world and I have not had a better tour exper
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Awesome tour with a really knowledgeable and nice guide!
Carolyn is warm and personable. She told stories about the monuments that were full of interesting tidbits. Her iPa
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This tour was EXCELLENT. I went on the Saturday that the embassays were open to the public. Although we did not g
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Dupont Circle + Embassy Row
OUTSTANDING TOUR of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row. Our tour guide was multi-talented and did and exceptional job o
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Excellent tour - that kept teens enthralled throughout!
We had a wonderful afternoon tour. Sam was a wealth of information shared through stories and details that kept o
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Couldn’t have been better!
Carolyn was a wonderful guide for our family group of seven. We would definitely use her on our next trip to DC. An
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Interesting, enjoy walking to different locations.
Excellent guide, interesting facts, walking was at a good pace. Very animated in his delivery, liked his use of IPa
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Wonderful Birthday Treat
Our DuPont tour was a wonderful birthday treat for my husband! We had lived in the DuPont area for many years, but
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