Historical Walking Tours in Washington, D.C.

by Katie Skrzek

Nov 26, 2015

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Washington, D.C., is home to dozens of historical attractions. With so many options available, exploring our nation’s capital on your own can be overwhelming. Opt for a historical walking tour led by a trained tour guide to experience an in-depth look at everything Washington, D.C., has to offer.


The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. © Cvandyke | Dreamstime 49377633

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Walk of the Town

These free tours are offered year-round and operate on a tips-only payment process. The extensive tour lasts about four hours and visits important monuments including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Constitution Gardens.


Free Tours by Foot

D.C. by Foot is a name-your-own-price tour covering a wide variety of topics. Depending on your interests, visit Arlington Cemetery, Historic Georgetown, a White House Ghost tour or an Architecture of Washington D.C. tour.


The Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. © F11photo | Dreamstime 40640118

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Washington Walks

Travel through D.C.’s neighborhoods with Washington Walks. Lasting one to two hours depending on the route, each tour costs $15. Check out Embassy Row, Georgetown and other seasonal offerings including a Cherry Blossom walk.


Neighborhood Heritage Trails

If you prefer to explore the city at your own pace, follow a self-guided tour by Neighborhood Heritage Trails. With more than a dozen routes to choose from, there’s a tour for everyone.



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