Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown’

Georgetown Walking Tour: Literary Georgetown

Posted on: September 29th, 2018 by Programs No Comments


Historic Georgetown has long been home to various published writers. Join Dwane Starlin*, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, as he points out the residences that either did or still house well known authors such as John Kennedy, Sinclair Lewis, Katherine Graham, Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, Katherine Anne Porter, Herman Wouk and many others. Note: This walking tour does not include access inside any of the sites.

DETAILS:
•Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the east garden gates of the Dumbarton House, the tour is start at 12:00 pm sharp.) It will take place rain or shine and will last 2 hours.
•You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. They are $20; cash or check only on the day of tour.
•Children 3 years or younger are free, but must be in a stroller. No pets please.
•Tour ends at Q and 27th Streets, NW.

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown Night Life

Posted on: July 28th, 2018 by Programs No Comments

In May 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a bill that made it legal for the first time since 1917 to sell hard liquor to patrons standing at bars in the District of Columbia. Shortly thereafter many bars opened and students, senators & secretaries streamed through the doors of establishments such as Clyde’s, Mr. Smith’s, Mr. Henry’s, Chadwick’s, The Cellar Door, The Bayou, Blues Alley, Champions & Martin’s Tavern just to mention a few. Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, as you learn all about the bustling nightlife of Georgetown, past and present.

FEE: $20 Members: $18

Details:
Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the east garden gates of the Dumbarton House, the tour will start at 6:00 pm sharp.) It will take place rain or shine and will last 2 hours.
You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Cash or check only on the day of tour.
Children 3 years or younger are free, but must be in a stroller. No pets please.
Tour ends at Q and 27th Streets, NW.

Contact Dwane at 202-368-2737 or dwanestarlin@aol.com

Georgetown Walking Tour: Undercover Georgetown

Posted on: June 30th, 2018 by Programs No Comments

CIA, OSS, NSA, FBI & KGB Playground!

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, as he leads you through various clandestine locales of Georgetown. See where covert activities took place behind closed doors and in public places. Hear how “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, Alger Hiss, and others practiced their spycraft. Note: This walking tour does not include access inside any of the sites.

DETAILS:
•Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the east garden gates of the Dumbarton House and the tour is start at 12:00 pm sharp. It will take place rain or shine and will last 2 hours.
•You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. They are $20; cash or check only on the day of tour.
•Children 3 years or younger are free, but must be in a stroller. No pets please.
•Tour also ends at Q and 27th Streets, NW.

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown Trees

Posted on: May 26th, 2018 by Programs No Comments


Washington, D.C. has long been known as “The City of Trees.” But can you identify our trees by name & variety? Frederick Law Olmsted was good enough to label the ones that he had planted on the grounds of our Capitol but we don’t enjoy that luxury along our Georgetown streets and in our parks. Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, and his guest speaker, Christopher “Topher” Matthews of the Georgetown Metropolitan, on a scenic stroll of one of D.C.’s truly green and well-shaded neighborhoods.
DETAILS:
•Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the east garden gates of the Dumbarton House and the tour is start at 12:00 pm sharp. It will take place rain or shine and will last 2 hours.
•You are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. They are $20; cash or check only on the day of tour.
•Children 3 years or younger are free, but must be in a stroller. No pets please.
•Tour also ends at Q and 27th Streets, NW.

Georgetown Walking Tour: Cherry Blossom Cupcake

Posted on: March 31st, 2018 by Sheridan Small No Comments

Georgetown Cupcakes at Georgetown Walking Tours

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a delightful walking tour of Georgetown- with history and cupcakes! The tour will begin at Dumbarton House and make stops at Baked & Wired, Sprinkles, and Georgetown Cupcake. Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with each bakery’s cherry blossom inspired cupcakes. Ditch the crowds at the tidal basin and take in the beautiful blossom throughout Georgetown – DC’s most historic neighborhood. Tour concludes at Sprinkles. The tickets includes one cupcake from each shop. *Flavors subject to availability.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Tickets include one cupcake from each stop, flavors subject to availability
  • We preorder your cupcakes to make your tour more enjoyable, so it means some advanced preparation! Cupcake orders are placed by noon the Thursday prior to the tour.

Cupcakes of Georgetown Walking Tour: Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted on: March 26th, 2016 by dbh-01

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a delightful walking tour of Georgetown- with history and cupcakes! The tour will begin at Dumbarton House and make stops at Baked & Wired, Sprinkles, and Georgetown Cupcake to pick up our pre-ordered cupcakes, meaning you get to skip the long lines!

In March, celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with each bakery’s cherry blossom inspired cupcakes. Ditch the crowds at the tidal basin and take in the beautiful blossom throughout Georgetown – DC’s most historic neighborhood. The tickets includes one cupcake from each shop. *Flavors subject to availability.

What you need to know:

  • Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the garden gates)
  • Tour starts at 1:00pm sharp
  • Rain or shine
  • 2 hour tour
  • Tickets must be pre-purchased online. We preorder your cupcakes to make your tour more enjoyable, so it means some advanced preparation! Cupcake orders are placed by noon the Thursday prior to the tour. If we have additional spots open after Thursday at noon, you will be able to see the available number of tickets on this page. Ticket sales close Saturday at 11am.
  • No pets allowed
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Tours will end at Sprinkles.

 Did you know?: The first mention of a cake produced in a cup goes all the way back to 1796, in the cookbook, “American Cookery” by Ameila Simmons. The first reference and recipe for an actual “cupcake” is printed in Eliza Leslie’s 1828 cookbook, “Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats.”

Welcome Pierre Reception & Toast

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by dbh-01

The 28th Annual Welcome Pierre! Reception & Toast

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6:30-9:00 in the evening 

Dower House – Tudor Place

1670 31st Street, NW

Washington, DC 20007

 

Hors d’oeuvres Buffet & a Toast to Pierre

  

Major L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown to design the Federal City in 1791, was both unexpected and unheralded. As the City’s 1991 bicentennial approached, The Historical Society of Washington began the tradition of commemorating the occasion with a gathering and a grateful toast to the designer of our Unique National Capital.

 

Georgetown’s historic Tudor Place is pleased to host this annual event with the support of Dumbarton House and the Friends of Pierre. 

Advanced purchase of tickets are required 

Questions? 202-337-2288 x222 or Education@DumbartonHouse.org 

 

Why do we “Welcome Pierre”? A botched arrival in 1791, Pierre-Charles L’Enfant arrived in Georgetown on Wednesday evening, March 9, and a few days later wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (then in the temporary capital of Philadelphia): On arriving, I made it my first care to wait on the Mayor of the town in conformity with the direction you gave me. He appeared to be much surprised and he assured me he had no previous notice of my coming nor any injunction of the business I was to set up. 

L’Enfant’s initial arrival had been botched by a bureaucratic breakdown! Thus, reparations to that oversight, and slight, have been made annually since 1989, by a festive civic celebration on the anniversary date of his first arrival.

Georgetown Walking Tours: The Kennedy’s Georgetown

Posted on: November 21st, 2015 by dbh-01

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Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for this delightful meander through Georgetown. Discover the homes and neighborhood spots frequented by President Kennedy and Jackie during their years in Washington. See where the couple became engaged, their Georgetown home, and where Jackie stayed after JFK’s assassination in 1963.

What you need to know: 

  • Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the garden gates)
  • Tour starts at 1pm sharp
  • Rain or shine
  • 2 hour tour
  • We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Day of we can only accept cash/checks. 
  • 3 years and younger are free, must be in a stroller
  • No pets allowed
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Note: This walking tour does not include access inside the private homes.