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Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour provided by DC Design Tours

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Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Venture into some of Washington's most diverse residential areas in this off the beaten path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From DC socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests, and almost the Lincoln Memorial! Learn about this diverse and ever-changing off the beaten path area of the real District.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Meridian Hill Park
    16th St NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    Meet your guide at the base of the fountain in Meridian Hill Park near 16th St and Wst NW.
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    Meridian Hill Park
    Stop: 25 minutes
    Our tour begins in Meridian Hill Park, one of Washington’s best urban oases. We’ll uncover little known memorials, wind through back paths, and discuss the visionary woman who envisioned a diplomatic paradise in the heights of Washington.
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    Pass by
    Josephine Butler Parks Center
    Dorchester House
    Warder Mansion
    Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    Mexican Cultural Institute
    District of Columbia Scottish Rite, AASR, SJ
    The Ontario
    Washington DC Fire & EMS Station
    Adams Morgan
  • You'll end at
    Adams Morgan
    Adams Morgan, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    The tour ends in the heart of Adams Morgan near the intersection of 18th St and Kalorama St NW.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Meridian Hill Park, 16th St NW &, W St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chris G wrote a review Nov 2020
Lexington, Kentucky31 contributions6 helpful votes
Tour Guide (owner) was knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend, especially if you are into architecture or just like an educational tour of a less famous area of Washington DC!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from CarolynMDC, Owner at Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Responded Nov 16, 2020
Thank you, Chris! I had a wonderful time touring with you and your family!
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ggbrielle wrote a review Nov 2018
Manchester Township, New Jersey5 contributions3 helpful votes
Took a walking tour with Carolyn yesterday and all five of us are still raving about it. Our guide, Carolyn, did a wonderful job—she is a gifted storyteller and gave us a great sense of the architecture, art, history and people of the neighborhoods we travelled through. Didn’t
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Carolyn M, Owner at Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Responded Nov 6, 2018
Thank you for posting! I'm thrilled we could arrange a last minute tour for your family. I had a wonderful time walking through Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan with everyone. Thank you for your excitement and enthusiasm for our tour, hope to see you again soon!
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Shanthi K wrote a review Sep 2018
Colleyville, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was able to join Carolyn's tour with little advanced notice. The registration process was easy and information on where to meet the group was clear. She started us with a detailed history of the Meridien Hill Park including the impact that Mary Henderson had on developing it
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Carolyn M, Owner at Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Responded Sep 25, 2018
Shanthi, thank you so much for taking the extra time to post a review about our Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan tour. I really enjoyed touring with our little group, and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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AlanFromDC wrote a review Sep 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife, teenage daughter and I had a marvelous time touring a couple of neighborhoods that we thought we knew. Carolyn -- our extremely engaging and knowledgeable guide -- showed us a whole new side, regaling us with stories and history and architectural insights that made
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Carolyn M, Owner at Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Responded Sep 25, 2018
Alan, thank you so much for your kind review! I had a great time touring Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan with your family. It's always a pleasure to have long time DC locals on tour. Looking forward to seeing you all again in the future!
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racheljones135 wrote a review Feb 2018
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I took an incredible tour with Carolyn from DC Design Tours. We've been to Washington DC a few times before, so we wanted to tour an area we hadn't visited before. We had heard about Carolyn's architecture tours from a friend, so we were thrilled to see the tour
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Carolyn M, Owner at Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Responded Feb 7, 2018
Hi Rachel! Thank you for taking the time to post about our Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan tour! I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed our winter walk, and I'm excited to be part of your new annual DC tour tradition. See you next year!
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Weezie418
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Outstanding Tour For All
This was actually a virtual tour led by Carolyn. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of architecture an
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216carlak
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Virtual tour but felt like I was there
Carolyn Muraskin was engaging and informative. Look forward to in- person tour in the future. Terrific!
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donnaz2021
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Cherished this opportunity to see a new place!!!
I booked a virtual tour of historic Georgetown, what an amazing journey with Carolyn from DC Design Tours!!! One
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EileenV99
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Hidden gems and history in Georgetown
Great tour! This was our second DC Design Tour, the previous one was a few years ago on Embassy Row. To be honest
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Joanna O
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DC Designs Walking Tour
A friend and I recently went on a walking tour of Meridien Hill and its surrounding area. We met Carolyn in the par
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hhgn75
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Tour of Georgetown with Carolyn
My first time to DC and decided on a tour with DC Design Tours. It was well worth the time and small expense. Car
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Lee_E_A5
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Perfect day with a Perfect Guide
This is our second private tour with Carolyn (and we can't wait to do it again). She truly overflows with knowledg
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pmlhall
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Excellent Covid-friendly tour of Georgetown
This was the second tour Carolyn did for my group of friends. Even though we live nearby in Maryland, it was fasci
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Marypak
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Very informative!
We had a private tour near Adams Morgan. This person knows historic facts for every part of DC! Our group learned
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Nancy K
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Georgetown and Mass Ave Tours
Both guides shared rich architectural and historical perspectives as well as wonderful stories...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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judymjc
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excellent tour
a really interesting, fun virtual tour. carolyn is knowledgeable and quite entertaining, providing vignettes ab
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276harriets
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A Fascinating Online Tour
Last night, through and organization I belong to, I took this tour on Zoom. It was marvelous. I usually don't love
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stillHOME2020
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Excellent virtual tour for a large group
We did a virtual tour due to Covid 19, so we were able to see and learn without coming to DC. Carolyn told great
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1Nikkitoo
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A Fascinating and Fun Virtual Tour
We went on a Virtual Tour with owner/guide Carolyn Muraskin from Millionaires Row to Embassy Row, from the comfort
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Adrian_Bklyn
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Amazing Fall afternoon spent!
This is highly recommended to any design/history lover. We loved the mind-blowing history that has born some impact
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