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Georgetown

Free admission
Washington D.C.

The Basics

The historic district of Georgetown technically predates the nation’s capital: It was founded in 1751, some 50 years before the District of Columbia. The heart of the neighborhood is the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW, now packed with glamorous storefronts and chef-driven restaurants. All around are multimillion-dollar townhomes, marked by 18th- and 19th-century architecture and tales of famous owners (such as the Kennedys). Then there’s the popular Georgetown Waterfront, home to buzzing outdoor cafés and a scenic Potomac River promenade.

Georgetown’s historic roots and bespoke charms offer the perfect afternoon excursion for DC visitors. For an in-depth experience of the area and its storied roots, book a guided walking tour; typically these include such sites as the C&O Canal, a bucolic waterway that was once an active center of commerce and transportation, and Georgetown University, which counts Bill Clinton and Bradley Cooper among its illustrious alumni. If you’re limited on time, many private and small-group DC tours stop in the neighborhood as well, as do hop-on hop-off buses.

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Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Culinary delights included with Georgetown history and architecture!
So much fun!!! Marsha was an incredible guide. She shared with us her immense knowledge of Georgetown history and also included fun, unconfirmed facts! We went off the well-worn path and were brought to local establishments where the regular tourist would have no clue were there. Unexpected culinary delights were so appreciated. Our group was lucky enough to have a doo-wop star who serenaded us on John and Jackie's front porch. Thank you Norman! Highly recommend this tour!
Linda_J, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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Fabulous Georgetown foodie tour
Norman_F, May 2022
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Marsha was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable and extremely personable. We enjoyed the history of Georgetown and the food was absolutely delicious. She helped to engage the group and it was a lot of fun. You will not be sorry if you take this Georgetown foodie tour a neighborhood walk. Highly recommend.
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The walk through...
Greg_M, May 2022
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
The walk through Georgetown was a lot of fun. Learning some of the history and enjoying some food made for a really nice Sunday afternoon/
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A casual but informative...
Jeff_L, Apr 2022
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
A casual but informative tour. Learned a few things and really felt like I saw Georgetown. Such a beautiful place to walk around.
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Georgetown visit !
Brad_P, May 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
We enjoyed the foodie tour of Georgetown. First time there and definitely a must see/must do! Loved the walking tour and all the stories. I’m now on the hunt for a good falafel in CA 😊
star-5
Soneka is the best!
Debora_R, May 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Soneka was an amazing guide — we really enjoyed her. And the food was delicious! I think the District Donut and the falafel were my favorites, but everything was good.
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Meatloaf?
tkazaglis, May 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
The guide was great. Food was just ok. I love the mission of supporting local restaurants but the food needs to be better. Meatloaf doesn’t work but other choices were ok.
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Absolutely fabulous!! Two...
Julie_E, May 2022
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Absolutely fabulous!! Two hr tour felt like 30 minutes! Information, humor, wealth of knowledge about EVERYTHING D.C.!! 👍👍👍👍👍
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Great way to get to know Georgetown.
Sarah_B, Apr 2022
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Knowledge friendly and approachable guide, brought the stories to life. A very pleasant walk round Georgetown with knowledge that you just wouldn’t know yourself. Well worth the money - fun way to spend a couple of hours.
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Georgetown Food and Fun Tour
Kim_S, Apr 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Jason was a terrific guide! So fun and knowledgeable. The food was wonderful and the stops we made brought Georgetown to life. Highly recommend!
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History told through architecture
Anne_C, Apr 2022
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Katherine was great describing all about the progressive changes in the architecture while reviewing all the history of Georgetown. It was fun learning about the many characters/ citizens involved, such as JFK, Julia Child, slaves, Underground Railroad & transformers! We even made it up to Georgetown University, Martin’s Tavern & C&O locks. Katherine is a wealth of information & has a flare for sharing it.
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Would recommend it
Robert_E, Apr 2022
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. The food was great. A must for anyone interested in food a history.
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Great tour of history and food.
Sheila_S, Apr 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and fun. I took my 12 and 13 year old and went with my sister and niece and we had a great outing. I’ve been to Georgetown many times but I learned a lot of new things and saw new areas I had never been to before. It was fun to see jfk’s first two houses before he became president and to hear many other stories behind the city.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • History buffs and families alike will appreciate a leisurely afternoon in Georgetown.

  • Many of the sidewalks are made of (sometimes uneven) cobblestones; come prepared with comfy walking shoes.

  • Many cafés, bakeries, and other comfy local establishments offer free Wi-Fi.

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How to Get There

Georgetown is accessible by car (there are more than 20 parking garages) and bikeshare service (Capital Bikeshare has eight stations). Public transportation is also available via the DC Metrobus and the DC Circulator bus, which connects tourist destinations within the city. The nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom-GWU, a 15-minute walk away, and Rosslyn, located just across the Key Bridge from Georgetown; both are on the blue and orange lines.

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When to Get There

Temperatures and humidity typically soar during summer in Washington DC, while winter can be cold and damp. Late spring and early fall offer the most pleasant weather. This is also when Georgetown University co-eds are back in school, allowing visitors to experience the neighborhood’s collegiate charms.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

A tour of Georgetown isn’t complete without stopping for a delicious treat from Georgetown Cupcake. The original outpost of the nationwide dessert shop, made famous on TLC network’s DC Cupcakes, sells its signature red velvet cupcake—with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart)—and countless other finger-licking flavors at its store on the corner of M and 33rd streets.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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