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Address: 819 G Street, S.W., Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: 202-484-1565
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My husband and I decided to take the historic homes Washington Walk of Georgetown during a weekend trip to DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival. We initially thought we'd spend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Victoria M
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I decided to take the historic homes Washington Walk of Georgetown during a weekend trip to DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival. We initially thought we'd spend most of our time around the National Mall but wanted to get away from the crowds for an afternoon. Washington Walks was a great way for us to explore the... More 

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Thank you for attending the walk through Georgetown, Victoria. Not a bit surprised to hear you enjoyed your morning with guide Dwane Starlin. He's a decades-long resident of Burleith, the adjacent neighborhood, and knows the area like the back of his hand. (He's also at docent at Dumbarton House, an historic Georgetown estate open to the pubic and very much... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to the Tidal Basin at the high point of the cherry blossom festival. It was absolutely crazy. Crowds, mass transit and parking availability were unbelievable. Being a tourist sometimes is quite straining. After wiggling through the crowds as we did in Shang Hi or Times Square on New Years Eve my nephew, a long time Washingtonian suggested that... More 

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We Washingtonians get tickled pink with each blooming of our beloved Japanese cherry trees, yet if we are honest we must also admit that all the flowering glory can produce spectacular spectator congestion around the Tidal Basin (aka cherry tree central.) Good for you for exploring an alternate site! Kenwood, the residential enclave in Bethesda, MD you visited, was planted... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a most informative stroll from the Smithsonian Castle to the Tidal Basin, offering an opportunity to learn about some of DC's trees, planned horticulture, and the history behind the incredible display of cherry trees surrounding the tidal basin. The walk began with a tour of the lovely Enid Haupt Garden, and how it came to be the largest... More 

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Appreciate the photos you provided of the Enid Haupt Garden with your review, Sylvia. It is a jewel of a public space in Washington, D.C. Thanks for including an image of a Lost Bird Project sculpture. They are a poignant reminder of an irrevocable loss to the natural world, yet happily they sit amidst the living splendor of trees, shrubs... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband (history buff that he is) loved the way DC history and tree information was mixed together. It was obvious the tour guides had done their homework and had planned out the tour in the best possible way. We'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in seeing the city from a different angle than what I think a... More 

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Thank you for participating in "Cherry Tree Walk with Casey Trees" on April 6. I had the pleasure of leading that tour with my superb colleague Stephanie Juchs of Casey Trees. I am still laughing about how cold it was that day. Way too cold for April. But we came upon that young Japanese cherry tree just beginning to flower,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent tour despite the cold wind! Terry is a very knowledgeable, well-spoken. and engaging guide.

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Agree entirely that Terry is a terrific tour guide. Catch her "Woodley Park-Washington National Cathedral' walk next time you visit D.C. Promise the temperature won't be as frigid as it was Saturday, April 6: 35 degrees! Extra thanks for showing up for the walk nonetheless. We appreciate hearty souls like you. -Carolyn Crouch, Founder, Washington Walks More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Even if it was cold, but with the sun shining, we enjoyed a great tour, in a great neighborhood with incredible end of the 19th century architecture with great company. The stops at the bar & grill, were very welcomed to warm up, have a great drink or snack and meet very interesting and great people. Great idea of mixing... More 

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Once you venture off 14th Street, the architectural charm of Columbia Heights takes over, as you obviously noticed. The blocks and blocks of row houses embody the early 20th century urban character of Washington, D.C. All that's missing nowadays is the clang of a street car bell. (I guess it's been replaced by the rumble of DC Circulator bus.) Brian... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I had a great time learning a little more about our neighborhood here in DC and meeting some new people. Admittedly, I think we could have learned just as much by simply following the Columbia Heights Walking Trail (the tour guide actually authored most of the signage) and stopping in a few of the bars we already... More 

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Something about the opportunity to walk, imbibe and chat with a collection of ones fellow citizens adds an appealing dimension to neighborhood history, doesn't it? Happens every year we offer the Columbia Heights Historical Drinkabout. Glad you were able to join us. Thank you for attending! Carolyn Crouch, Founder, Washington Walks More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The tour was given just before Halloween and was fittingly spirited. We visited the grounds of the Octagon and had an inside tour of that historic building that blended history and ghost stories. Carolyn is an awesome storyteller - the background information on the various ghost stories was fascinating. The Octagon is considered to be one of the most (if... More 

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Brambleton, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My daughters and I had a wonderful experience on the Most Haunted Houses Tour. Our guide, Victoria, was very knowledgeable and personable. My daughters were apprehensive at first about a 2 hour walk, but we really didn't walk too far from our starting point and they enjoyed this take on the history of DC. As Northern VA residents, we will... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had amazing weather and a wonderful guide. He offered lots of great info with accompanying photos that were relevant to the stories he was telling. If someone asked a question he didnt know the answer to, he would research it and have an answer by the time we reached the next stopping point. It definitely made me interested to... More 

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