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Washington Walks

819 G Street, S.W., Washington DC, DC 20024
202-484-1565
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Ranked #38 of 119 Activities in Washington DC
Type: Tours
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I am a docent at the Smithsonian American History Museum, so I know quite a bit about American history, but am always seeking opportunities to learn more. I certainly knew about the White House being burned down in 1814, but this tour gave me lots more information. I gained lots of insights that I did not have before, and I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I did Part II of the War of 1812 Walking Tour (Part I was sold out). The rain tried to ruin the day, our tour guide Jim made sure the experience was still great. Fun, interesting, and informative. Would recommend it to tourists and locals alike (I happen to be a local). Oh, and the finale with Dolly Madison was... More

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Towson, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It was wonderful. I'm a native Washingtonian whose high school history did his thesis on the Battle of Bladensburg or, as he called it, 'The Bladensburg Races.' The tour guide, Michael, was very knowledgeable, spoke loudly and clearly, and walked briskly. I learned about Barney and several other historical people who had a roll in the events that lead to... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a review of Washington Walks' "Walking Tour of Arlington Cemetery" only. Other tours by this company may be much better. We live in the D.C. area and have been to Arlington National Cemetery many times, but I was interested in doing this tour because: 1) I had discounted tickets for it, 2) I thought I would learn some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I did the Washington walks "memorials by moonlight:along the reflecting pool" with guide Seth on a Friday evening and it was wonderful! First of all, I was the only person who showed up and Seth still took me on a private tour! He has his masters in architecture so not only did he show me the monuments but he shared... More

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washwalks, Owner at Washington Walks, responded to this review

Way to go, Megan, using Capital Bikeshare to continue touring the memorials on your own! The bikes are one of the best ways of exploring the famous sites along Washington's National Mall (except by foot, of course.) Thank you for attending the "Memorials by Moonlight: Along the Reflecting Pool" walk. I'm with you that Seth leads a wonderful tour. If... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
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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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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
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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
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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

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