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DC Design Tours

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DC Design Tours offers historic walking and driving tours of Washington DC focused on architecture, urban planning, and design. Our tours explore Washington's most prominent architectural marvels and best kept secrets, while hearing about the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an exciting journey through America’s unique city of historical monuments with DC Design Tours! From traveling back in time at Union Station to learning secrets behind the construction of the Library of Congress, Carolyn brought America’s Capital to life. It was a wonderful learning...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed our tour of Capitol Hill, and hope to see you back in Washington DC again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are DC locals and took the Dupont Circle/Embassy Row Tour to learn more about the area. Our guide Carolyn far surpassed our expectations-- not only was she fun and engaging; she was also an architect, so she was able to provide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Magdalena! It was such fun having you and your husband on tour, and we can't wait to have you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fun and informative tour of Dupont/Embassy Row. It's fun to get some inside scoop on some of the embassies by a cheerful tour guide. Tour goes in all weather, so dress warmly if need be!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much, Sarah! I'm glad you enjoyed the inside scoop on Embassy Row, and hope to see you back again soon! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carolyn provided a fabulous tour of Georgetown for a group of students from Shenzhen. She is very knowledgeable, attentive and aware of her audience, flexible and very pleasant. All had a great time and learned a lot about the history and beauty of Georgetown. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for posting such a kind review! I really enjoyed meeting the students, and touring Capitol Hill and Georgetown together. I hope they had a fun and meaningful trip to the USA!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour of DuPont Circle and Embassey Row. Carolyn had fascinating stories to tell all along the way.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post!

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Took a walking tour with Carolyn yesterday and all five of us are still raving about it. Our guide, Carolyn, did a wonderful job—she is a gifted storyteller and gave us a great sense of the architecture, art, history and people of the neighborhoods we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting! I'm thrilled we could arrange a last minute tour for your family. I had a wonderful time walking through Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan with everyone. Thank you for your excitement and enthusiasm for our tour, hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

This tour is great for people who are interested in history, design, architecture, and real culture of the famous museums and monuments in DC. I learned a lot of niche information that I wouldn't learn else where, the tour guide was obviously passionate about what...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for posting a review, Sandi! It was pleasure having our on our Museums of the National Mall tour this fall. I also appreciate your suggestion about offering more local neighborhood tours. We do conduct walks of more residential areas, like Georgetown, Columbia Heights,...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

I had the chance to take my entire team from work (15+) on a walking tour with DC Design Tours (Carolyn) and we learned a lot of behind-the-scenes details about Lincoln's assassination and walked from the White House to Ford's theater. I think these walking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for posting, Lily! Your group was such a pleasure to have on tour-- engaged, enthusiastic and fun! I'm thrilled we could customize a tour about the Lincoln Assassination for you all. So many lessons to learn from Lincoln. Looking forward to next time!

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Carolyn was a fabulous guide for our family of 8 (ages 8-75). Her pace was excellent for all ages and the stories she shared about the history of the city and monuments kept everyone engaged. I highly recommend booking a tour with DC Design Tours-...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thanks for posting, Heather! It was fun touring the National Mall with your family!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Our adult daughter and friend toured DC Mall and Monuments. Carolyn was excellent! Would highly recommend.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Carolyn M, Owner at DC Design Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for posting a review, Cynthia! It was a pleasure to meet you all!

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