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Georgetown Walking Tour: Herring Hill

Posted on: April 28th, 2018 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides. Starting in Herring Hill, learn about the eighteenth-century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. 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 1:00pm 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 bringing a bottle of water

• Note: This walking tour does not include access inside the private homes.

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.