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Georgetown Walking Tours: Georgetown Heights

Posted on: August 26th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

Explore the neighborhood surrounding Dumbarton House! Meander through this historic neighborhood and let Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, take you to the mansions, servants’ quarters and cemeteries of the apogee of Georgetown.

See the neighborhood the way Joseph Nourse – first resident of Dumbarton House– would have viewed it from atop Cedar Hill. The tour begins at the Mt. Zion Methodist & Female Union Band Cemeteries. These cemeteries provided the servants & slaves of the area with a resting place and also served as a station along the Underground Railroad System. Next the tour goes to Herring Hill, the nucleus of the commerce for slaves and servants during the nineteenth century, and to Rose Park which was created by residents during the late 1800s and still thrives today. Observe the smallest home in Georgetown, a stark contrast to the huge mansions nearby such as Evermay & the Washington-Beall House (former home of Katherine Graham). Montrose Park & Oak Hill Cemetery will also be on our route.

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
  • 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
  • Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House.

Georgetown Walking Tours: Summer Cupcake Tour

Posted on: July 29th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

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, Georgetown Cupcake, and Sprinkles to pick up our pre-ordered cupcakes, meaning you get to skip the long lines! Enjoy your treats as you learn about Georgetown – DC’s most historic neighborhood. Tickets include one cupcake from each shop. It’s summer in the city! Refreshing lemon, coconut, and blueberries dominate the shops this month. *Flavors are 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
  • We recommend that you bring a bottle of water
  • Tour ends 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.”

Georgetown Walking Tours: Off the Beaten Path

Posted on: June 24th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

Interested in learning about the historic Georgetown that only locals know? Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, as he introduces you to parts of Georgetown seldom visited. Listen to tales and facts unknown to the outsider, and see the lesser known parts of the neighborhood many Washingtonians call home. Stroll by the former residences of cabinet officers, U.S. Generals, movie stars, world renowned authors and journalists, including ones who covered the Watergate Scandal. Pass the abodes of America’s 1st Miss America and five former U.S. Senators all of whom shared the same first name. Do you know who they are? Come and learn at Off the Beaten Path!

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
  • 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
  • Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House.

Georgetown Walking Tours: Sweet Georgetown

Posted on: May 20th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a delightful walking tour of Georgetown- with history and sweet treats! The tour will begin at Dumbarton House and make stops at three locations throughout Georgetown: Beard Papa’s, Olivia Macaron, and The Pie Sisters. Savor these delicious morsels while consuming tasty tidbits from Georgetown’s past in DC’s most historic neighborhood. Tickets include one treat from each shop.

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 pre-order your treats to make your tour more enjoyable, so it means some advanced preparation! 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
  • We recommend that you bring a bottle of water

Georgetown Walking Tours: April Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Posted on: April 15th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

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!
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 blossoms 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 pre-order 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
  • We recommend that you bring a bottle of water
  • Tour ends 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.”