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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
McKendry is a wonderful guide
I stayed in Georgetown while visiting family in Northern Virginia. The tour was new for all of us and we absolutely enjoyed it. McKendry was a fabulous guide and answered questions about restaurants beyond the tour to help me with the remainder of my trip.
Holly_C, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

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A great day in Georgetown.
Roberto_G, Jul 2022
Georgetown Privately Guided Tour
The walk was wonderful. John was amazing and really showed us the beauties of Georgetown. We saw all the history and the wonders of the Wharf, the town, the university. Highly recommend to anyone.
star-5
A good mix of history and gastronomical delight
Cynthia_G, Jun 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
It was a fun tour indeed. Georgetown is the place to go to savor the possibilities of various types of food from donuts to French dessert. We had a tour guide who was knowledgeable with the history of the place. Great weather and a small group added to this wonderful experience!
star-5
Culinary delights included with Georgetown history and architecture!
Linda_J, May 2022
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
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!
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Great food, even better tour guide
Julian_B, Aug 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
Our tour was filled with amazing food with great stories and pieces of history mixed in. Jason, our tour guide, worked hard to make the experience a wonderful one.
star-5
Great George Town Tour informative and yummy
kelly_s, Jul 2022
Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
I went with my husband and 16 year old son. We loved the tour and learned a lot and ate a lot of great food. Jason was an excellent guide who is very knowledgeable and kind. He is very enthusiastic and made the experience a really good one.
star-5
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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Fun trip solo or with a group!
Neha_R, Jul 2022
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Fun and engaging tour! I didn’t have plans for the long weekend so decided to do this solo and it was a fun time! The tour guides engage the group in conversation and share a lot of interesting trivia about DC along the way. Was also vegetarian friendly!
star-4
Story of the canal, was...
Virginia_H, Jul 2022
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Story of the canal, was interesting and the historic homes, especially Girls Seminary was a good story.
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Foodie Tour
Kim_B, Jun 2022
Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Really enjoyable tour. Tour guide was personable & knowledgeable. Food samples were full size portions & all delicious. Would do it again.
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A walk on time
Kathy_G, May 2022
Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
I enjoyed hearing about who lived in the houses in the past. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area.
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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/
star-5
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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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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