Explore neighborhood art, culture, and history in areas like Congress Heights and Dupont Circle in a way you haven’t experienced before. Grab your most comfortable walking or biking shoes and sign up NOW for one of these free guided tours through DC neighborhoods.
Twenty-two years in, this is the longest running program organized by the non-profit organization Cultural Tourism DC (the same organization that brings us Passport DC). Walking Town is offering more than 50 tours across the district this year. Your guides are experts, donating their time to impart insights and their love of the area they are sharing with you. Learn about the district agricultural heritage (think rooftop gardens), the natural environment, historical people, buildings, events, and future development possibilities.
Sign up for a short tour during lunch, after work, or a longer tour on the weekend. The intensity levels of the tours range from low level intensity (flat ground and wheelchair/stroller access) to biking on uneven ground. Hidden in Plain Sight, a tour uncovering somewhat overlooked monuments is a 6-8 mile bike ride. No matter which program you’re interested in, it’s best to sign up right now, as these can fill up quickly and are blocked from registration when capacity is reached. The registration system is listed by date, and can be a little tricky, restricting you to register one participant at a time.
- Who: Anyone – Various lengths and fitness levels (including wheelchair/stroller access)
- What: Annual event providing over 50 guided tours
- Where: Various locations around DC
- Why: Learn more about your community’s culture and history
- When: September 17th – 25nd
- How Much: FREE – Register Early (Donations Appreciated!)
- Website: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org
*As with any activity or event, confirm all details with the organization before attending and check for up to date public health and safety information.
Christina Chee is a lifestyle and real estate consultant who loves to share insights that help others to live happy and empowered lives in Northern Virginia. Learn more about how you can make your Northern Virginia experience a great adventure — whether you’re new to the region or a life-long resident. Contact her here or visit www.virginialifestyles.com.