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Georgetown Walking Tour: African American Communities

April 27 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities. Begin your tour in Herring Hill and learn about the eighteenth-century community of enslaved and freed African-Americans who lived in the neighborhood. Continue exploring Georgetown and see the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the nineteenth century.


What you need to know:

  • Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW at 12:00pm sharp!
  •  The two hour tour meets rain or shine.
  • We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Day of we only accept cash or check.
  • Children 3 and younger are free, but must be in a stroller.
  •  No pets allowed.
  •  Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  •  Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House.
  •  We recommend that you bring a bottle of water.

To learn even more about the history of the African American community in Georgetown, read Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day, by Kathleen Lesko.

By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image and/or voice and authorize The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America to use photographs, videos, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.



April 27
12:00 pm-2:00 pm