Herring Hill and Georgetown’s African American Community

Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities, starting in Herring Hill, which was an 18th century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. See the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the 19th century and enjoy a stop at the Dumbarton House to hear about the slaves kept by the Nourse family.      

Tour Guide: Dwane Starlin, author, licensed DC tour guide, historical character interpreter and professional musician

This tour is run by Cultural Tourism DC as part of their annual WalkingTown DC program. Please visit their website to register.


Sep 17 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Dumbarton House