WalkingTown DC 2017

Grab your walking shoes and get ready for Washington, DC’s best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the District.  This popular annual event is happening now and runs through September 24. WalkingTown DC introduces residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through a series of “bite-size” lunchtime tours, after-work “happy hour” tours, and longer weekend tours. See below for the remaining tours.

DATE

TOUR TITLE

STARTING LOCATION

LANDMARK

TOUR GUIDE

Friday, 9/22/2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Gallaudet University: A National Treasure

800 Florida Ave NE

Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence (also
known as House One)

Roberta Gage

Friday, 9/22/2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Highlights from the U.S. Botanic Garden
Conservatory Collection

100 Maryland Ave SW

USBG Conservatory in the Garden Court

Laura Anthony

Friday, 9/22/2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

L’Enfant Boulevard – Making Way for Change

475 L’Enfant Plaza SW

In front of the Postal Service Building

Fiona Clem

Friday, 9/22/2017

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Brookland: Rural Village to City
Neighborhood

Margot Hall

3400 12th Street NE

Fellowship Hall on the lower level

John J. Feeley Jr.

Friday, 9/22/2017

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Adams Morgan: 400 Years of Displacement

Sun Trust Bank Plaza 1800 Columbia Rd NW

Corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW

Eddie Becker

Saturday, 9/23/2017

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Anacostia River Bike Ride

1520 First St SE

Pump House

Tommy Wells

Saturday, 9/23/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted and US Capitol
Grounds

Front Terrace of Library of Congress

First Street and Independence Avenue SE

Carla Smith

Saturday, 9/23/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Art and History are Alive at the Cemetery

Rock Creek Church Rd & Webster St NW

At the main gate of Rock Creek Cemetery

Jim Jones

Saturday, 9/23/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Blagden Alley/Naylor Court Alley Life in
Old Washington

9th Street NW & N Street NW

Southeast corner of 9th and N Streets
Northwest

Mark Herlong

Saturday, 9/23/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Historic Chevy Chase DC

Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW

Keene Taylor Jr.

Saturday, 9/23/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Worthy Ambition: The Unique Architecture
& Historical Figures of LeDroit Park

6th Street NW & Florida Avenue NW

LeDroit Park Arch

Eric Fidler

Saturday, 9/23/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Heart of the Hill: Exploring Historic
Capitol Hill

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

1st Street across from the US Botanic
Garden

Elizabeth Yoder

Saturday, 9/23/2017

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Georgetown: Off the Beaten Path

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street NW

Dwane Starlin

Saturday, 9/23/2017

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Art and History are Alive at the Cemetery

Rock Creek Church Rd and Webster St NW

At the main gate of Rock Creek Cemetery

Jim Jones

Saturday, 9/23/2017

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted and the US Capitol
Grounds

Front Terrace of Library of Congress

First St. and Independence Ave SE

Sam Holliday

Saturday, 9/23/2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fancy Animal Sculpture Works by Hung Yi

The Plaza at CityCenterDC

By Dromedary Camel & Bactrian Camel
Sculptures

Jack Kuei /

John Lee

Sunday, 9/24/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted and the US Capitol
Grounds

Front Terrace of Library of Congress

First St. and Independence Ave SE

Sam Holliday

Sunday, 9/24/2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hidden Gems of SE: Hillcrest and East
Washington Heights

32nd & Camden Streets, SE

Outside the parking lot of Hillcrest
Recreation Center

Jim Byers

Sunday, 9/24/2017

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Burleith, Georgetown Flea Market & Holy
Rood Cemetery

Wisconsin Avenue & 34th Street NW

Hardy Middle School Parking Lot entry,
across from the Social Safeway

Dwane Starlin

Sunday, 9/24/2017

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A Story of the Great War: American Red
Cross Women Answer the Call

1801 P Street NW

Consular Section of the Embassy of Iraq

Steve & Jean Shulman

Sunday, 9/24/2017

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tenleytown: The Village that Grew

Wisconsin Ave NW & River Road

Near the Container Store Entrance

Farleigh Earhart

Sunday, 9/24/2017

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted and the US Capitol
Grounds

Front Terrace of Library of Congress

First St. and Independence Ave SE

Joe Kelly

Tours are offered at varying lengths and fitness levels, so it is easy to find a tour that is right for you. All tours require reservations and are free and open to the public.  Several tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Click on this link to read more about the 2016 WalkingTown DC.

Event Sponsors 
Cultural Tourism DC is a nonprofit and Walking Town DC is made possible through the generous support of donors to Cultural Tourism DC and its sponsors Events DC, Downtown DC, and the Washington DC Economic Partnership.

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