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Historic Georgetown Architecture Tour

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    Make your way to a centrally located point in Georgetown, where you’ll meet up with a guide and small group for your 10am walking tour. Set a leisurely pace through the city—plan to do about 2 miles (3.2 km.) of walking during the 2-hour tour. Follow your guide to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which connected Potomac River communities with markets and goods, and learn about a series of historic destinations as you walk: see the Laird-Dunlop House, the Newton D. Baker House, and the Lydia English Seminary School for Girls, a boarding school that served the upper class.
    Hear the story of the Grafton Tyler Double House, pass the Christ Episcopal Church, and see the Hyde-Addison School. Take a look at the historic Yellow Tavern, also called the White Horse Tavern, then follow Pomander Walk past tiny, pastel-hued row houses.
    See where Alexander Graham Bell founded Volta Laboratory, and take in a series of academic destinations: Georgetown Preparatory School, Healy Hall, and the University Library. Get a look at campus nightlife at The Tombs, then visit the Car Barn, a renovated streetcar depot. Continue to the Francis Scott Key Memorial, Cady’s Alley, and the Georgetown Waterfront, where this tour concludes.
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    We did the Sunday morning tour led by Sam. He made the tour very interesting, never a dull moment. Clearly had done research on both the architectural details as well as the characters behind many of the interesting buildings. Fun and educational. Highly recommend!

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 8 April 2019

    We just took a Georgetown Architectural Walking Tour this past weekend with Carolyn. The lady really knows her stuff! We learned about the history of the Georgetown neighborhood, a few juicy morsels about some of it's more famous residents and a bunch of cool things...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Kpellman8
    CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a kind review!

    Reviewed 2 April 2019

    Based on the guide books, my daughter and I were planning on doing a walking tour of Georgetown on our own. At the last minute we decided to book a guided tour with DC Design Tours. So glad we did!!! We would have just walked...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank bdurand23
    CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Wow, thank you for the incredibly kind review! I had a wonderful time meet you both, and I'm so glad we could explore Georgetown together!

    Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

    Carolyn provided an enthusiastic tour of Georgetown complete with design knowledge, owner vignettes and in depth research. She provided great context and was friendly as well as accurate. We enjoyed our time with her and highly recommend this tour to other couples or groups who...More

    Thank KittyBlizzard
    CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

    Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to post this kind review! I had a wonderful time touring Georgetown together, and look forward to seeing you two back in DC sometime!

    Reviewed 17 October 2018

    I had an architect friend from Rome in DC and treated him to an historical walking tour of Georgetown. I called almost day of and Carolyn gladly accommodated us. It was really interesting and super informative. She had a lot of detail about the architecture...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank FranC2224
    CarolynMDC, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

    Thank you for posting a review! Glad to be a part of your friend's visit!

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