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Washington Walks

819 G Street, S.W., Washington DC, DC 20024
202-484-1565
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Ranked #37 of 118 activities in Washington DC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've taken perhaps two dozen tours (maybe more) with Washington Walks in the last ten years and can't say enough about how they beat the competition (and I've done a few of others miserable tours too!). The guides know and love Washington, take great joy in sharing their knowledge, are savvy about keeping the tour group engaged and excited, have... More

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

I know I speak for all the Washington Walks guides when I say that we are honored you have taken so many walks with us. We are big fans of our frequent walkers! For one thing, you motivate us to create new walks; for another, it's gratifying to hear from someone who's appreciate of D.C. history and neighborhoods matches all... More

McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Washington DC is a city of neighborhoods and Washington Walks certainly brings them to life. On Saturday I met up with our knowledgeable guide Phoebe and 13 assorted others of varying ages and cultural backgrounds at the U street metro for a two-hour stroll among U Street's highlights. Phoebe kept a good pace; lingered when needed to answer questions; provided... More

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for attending the "U Street" walk! The U Street Historic District is one of the most vibrant, history-rich enclaves in D.C. It's definitely worth a return visit, if not to tour the African American Civil War Memorial Museum then to take in the old school vibe of Ben's Chili Bowl. And if you want to learn more about... More

Vancouver, Washington
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33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After dining at Osteria Morini D.C., we walked across a bridge that resembled whale bones that led to a restored area formerly Navy warehouses. An arched sign announced we were at the Transportation Walk that was fairly new. The wide, tree-lined paths had markers with descriptions of various forms of transportation and a lovely water feature. Would like to return... More

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

I am not surprised that visitors from Vancouver gravitated to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood for dinner with its views of the Anacostia River. (Osteria Morini has become one of my favorite Italian restaurants in D.C. in the short time is has been open.) Kudos for walking across the "fish tail" bridge to the self-guided walk around the Department of Transportation... More

Acton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide named Mary Anne (I believe) was fantastic. She was so upbeat, interesting (and interested!), knowledgable, and sincere. We learned so much

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your "Embassy Row" walk with Mary Anne, Justin. Thanks for giving us a try! Saturday, May 10 was an especially good day to be out and about in Washington's diplomatic community: an embassy open house event took place. Hope you were able to check out some of the beautiful ambassador residences and embassies after... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Whether you are a tourist or long time resident of the District, you can't spend a more interesting and entertaining two hours learning about and exploring both the familiar and unknown parts of this wonderful city. The guides are passionate, articulate and very knowledgeable. The material is very well researched on the history, architecture, characters and development of an area.... More

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing, Harriet. I know I speak for all the Washington Walks guides when I say we are delighted to hear that our passion for all things District of Columbia shines through when we lead walking tours. It is a pleasure share the city with you. Extra thanks for being a repeat customer! We'll look forward... More

Washington DC
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166 reviews 166 reviews
83 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I live here in Northern VA and i take different tours all over DC, NY and each city I visit. I will never take another tour from this company again. You need to hire somebody who actually know the tour since all the questions we ask her, shes not sure what the answer or she would just say..thats a great... More

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Management response:

Sorry the walk did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you giving us a try. -Carolyn Crouch, Founder, Washington Walks More

Raleigh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Our young guide was on-time and was friendly and pleasant. The tour was interesting, but light in depth - not much more than I would have gotten by reading the signs and walking along myself. This tour had a lot of long walks in between monuments, and I felt that time would have been better spent with a running guide... More

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Management response:

Thanks for the feedback. Regarding the "Memorials by Moonlight: Around the Tidal Basin" walk route, we want participants to experience the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial as its designer laid it out. The "back tracking" that you reference allows for you the viewer to start his or her journey through this expansive memorial at the beginning, rather than proceeding from back... More

Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

My wife and I took the Embassy Row walking tour with Victoria. She was very knowledgable and was able to articulate well over the sounds of traffic and some construction. Neither my wife or I read the tour description of the tour before we left and thought it would concentrate more about the Embassies along the Row now. This tour... More

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If you live in the area or plan to return to Washington again, here's a tip for discovering more about the actual embassies and ambassador residents located along the "Embassy Row" walk route. Our colleagues at Cultural Tourism DC produce an annual event that is unsurpassed in gaining access to the buildings for ordinary citizens like us. It's called Passport... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

My teenager and I took the tour. It was largely of an informative type. Although it was not at all scary, it was a lot of listening and a good bit of walking. For these reasons, I think it may not hold the interest of younger children but was fine for us. The tour commenced at the Octagon House and... More

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for attending "The Most Haunted Houses" walk. Glad you appreciated the "haunted history" tone of the tour. I agree with you that the walk is best suited to teens like your son rather than young children. Having said that, every once in a while an elementary age kid comes along with an adult or two and... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The tour was great. My husband and I enjoyed the tour. We live in the area so it was great to learn about the buildings we drive by all the time. Our tour guide Nicole was great!!!! We are looking forward to doing more tours with washington walks. We got a great living social deal, so the price was well... More

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