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Georgetown Walking Tour: Kennedy’s Georgetown

Posted on: November 24th, 2018 by Sheridan Small 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 Sheridan Small 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 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.

Georgetown Walking Tour: The Kennedy’s Georgetown

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

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for this delightful meander through Georgetown. 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.  

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
  • Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House
  • Note: This walking tour does not include access inside the private homes.

Spirits of Georgetown: Georgetown Walking Tour

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by dbh-01

With over 200 years of history, it’s no surprise the Georgetown has numerous ghost stories and strange happenings! Let Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, lead you on an evening tour around this historic neighborhood.  Visit cemeteries, past & present.  Learn of séances, witches, apparitions, and paranormalities. 
What you need to know:

  • Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the garden gates)
  • Tour starts at 6:00pm sharp
  • We recommend bringing a flashlight as this is an evening tour
  • Rain or shine
  • 2 hour tour
  • We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Day of we can only accept cash/checks
  • No pets allowed
  • 3 years and younger are free, must be in a stroller
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Tour begins at Dumbarton House and ends at the Exorcist Steps at 36th & Prospect Street, NW

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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: Georgetown Heights

Posted on: August 27th, 2016 by dbh-01

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. 
  • No pets allowed
  • 3 years and younger are free, must be in a stroller
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House

Georgetown Walking Tour: Summer Cupcake Tour

Posted on: July 30th, 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, 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
  • 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.”

Georgetown Walking Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Posted on: June 25th, 2016 by dbh-01

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.