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Georgetown Walking Tour: Kennedy’s Georgetown

Posted on: November 24th, 2018 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

Stroll through Georgetown with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides. Walk to 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. Note: this walking tour does not include access inside private homes

 

 

 

 

What you need to know:

  • Meet at 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

Georgetown Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Posted on: October 27th, 2018 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in the District, it’s no surprise that Georgetown is full of ghost stories and strange occurrences. Let Dwane Starlin, a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, lead you on an evening tour of historic Georgetown. Discover the community’s rich past and mysterious happenings from past to present. While visiting cemeteries, historic homes, and iconic steps, you will learn of séances, witches, apparitions, and paranormalities.

 

 

 

 

What you need to know:

• Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW at 6:00pm sharp!

• As an evening walking tour we recommend brining a flashlight and comfortable shoes

• This two hour tour will meet rain or shine

• Please purchase tickets in advance. Day of we can only accept cash or check

• Children 3 and younger are free, but must be in a stroller

• No pets allowed

• Tour begins at Dumbarton House and ends at 36th & Prospect Street, NW

Did you know that in Ireland and Scotland, the turnip has traditionally been carved during Halloween, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which is both much softer and much larger – making it easier to carve than a turnip. The American tradition of carving pumpkins is recorded in 1837 and was originally associated with harvest time in general, not becoming specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.



 

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 Stephanie Boyle 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.