Private Walking Tour of Historic Georgetown

Magpie ID: BVDPNE
API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Washington
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 8
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Discover a host of famous names and faces that have resided in the neighbourhood
Marvel at the pre-Revolutionary buildings and admire architecture that dates from 1800
Learn about the neighbourhood’s post Civil War flourishing African American community
Learn about young JFK and see the tavern booth where he proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier
Pop into one of the locally-owned cafes for a bite-on-the-go
Summary
Immerse yourself in the beautifully preserved Georgetown neighborhood of colonial and Federal period buildings
Description

Leisurely soak up Georgetown’s unique atmosphere, browsing leafy squares and peering into alleyways and side streets to unearth some of its lesser-known gems.On your Historic Georgetown tour, you will:

 - Discover a host of famous names and faces that have resided in the neighbourhood - including John F and Jackie Kennedy, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, and chef Julia Childs
 - Marvel at the pre-Revolutionary buildings and admire architecture that dates from after 1800 that is preserved by the National Park Service
 - Learn about the neighbourhood’s post Civil War flourishing African American community, its early 20th century slump and its ascent to the it-place of DC in the 1950’s
 - Learn about young JFK and see the tavern booth where he proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier
 - Pop into one of the locally-owned cafes for a bite-on-the-go (not included in price), as you stroll the cobblestone sidewalks and canals

Described as a “dirty little hole” by Abigail Adams, the former First Lady of the United States, Georgetown had humble beginnings: as a working port, on the banks of the slurry-filed Potomac River. Named after King George II, and founded in 1751, Georgetown served as a depot for the collection and shipment of military supplies during the Revolution. A textile factory, paper mill, grain stores and more flour mills were added and when the capital was established to the east, Georgetown's character became more distinct. Georgetown became renowned as a fashionable quarter of the capital , drawing visitors from all over the world and becoming part of Washington City in 1871

After the Civil War, large numbers of freed slaves migrated to Georgetown and a thriving African American community flourished, establishing business and neighbourhoods. However, by the 1890s, the area had undergone a drastic decline and in the aftermath of World War I it was considered one of Washington's worst slums. However, within a generation, the trend had all but completely reversed. When a young Senator John F. Kennedy resided in the neighbourhood in the 1950s, Georgetown was the place to be and be seen

Home to world class shopping, rich history, five-star restaurants and one of the world’s best universities - in fact, the university for anyone looking to enter a career in Washington - Georgetown is a neighbourhood which simply cannot be missed

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Cost of transportation on the day if required
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 8 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 10:00, 13:30
Monday 10:00, 13:30
Tuesday 10:00, 13:30
Wednesday 10:00, 13:30
Thursday 10:00, 13:30
Friday 10:00, 13:30
Saturday 10:00, 13:30

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 38.905585, -77.065295
Address: Francis Scott Key Memorial, 1198 34th and, M St NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
Notes:
Start Location Notes Francis Scott Key Memorial, 1198 34th and, M St NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Francis Scott Key Memorial, 1198 34th and, M St NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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