DC Mayor Vincent Gray poses with fellow H Streeters Preston Herald, Jr., and Marquis Lyons at the unveiling of Hub, Home, Heart: Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail, September 15, 2012. [Photo courtesy the DC Government's website.]
Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history when you follow one our our self-guided walking trails. Each trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps. Explore, shop, exercise, and enjoy a bite to eat -- all at your own pace. Check out our full list of trails at left.
"It's amazing how much one can learn by just walking around. And Cultural Tourism DC gets it done on that front. If you've ever seen the signs around town, then you know what I'm talking about. My basic advice is to read every single one you see. You will learn a lot. There's a new one up along H Street and it's all the rage - so much so that even NBC4's Pat Collins showed up for a tour recently. The Post's Emily Wax chronicles how this historical walkway came to be in Northeast."
-The Root DC
Access the Downtown Heritage Trail and Greater U Street Heritage Trail on your mobile device! The mobile app, which features location-aware maps, historic images, and 1st-person interviews with a wide range of notable DC residents, is available on iPhones, Androids, and any smartphones with a full Internet browser. Visitors can go to dc.toursphere.com to access the app.
Cultural Tourism DC Audio Journeys are now available for the Downtown Heritage Trail and the Greater U Street Heritage Trail! These free tours take listeners by the ear and leads them through the streets of Washington, telling the city's great stories in dramatic fashion.
Exciting news! We've partnered with Stray Boots to bring to you a fun Cultural Tourism DC mobile adventure.
Part scavenger hunt, part tour, the Stray Boots app will guide you through Logan Circle in a totally new way. Players will solve a series of challenges and trivia questions while earning points, taking fun photos, and learning about the history and culture of Logan Circle. Compete against your friends for bragging rights!
Simply visit the Stray Boots website, download the app and then add the Logan Circle: Civil Rights and Historic Sights tour to your cart.