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WalkingTown DC!

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to grab your walking shoes and join us for DC's best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours throughout the city. WalkingTown DC is a nine-day festival of 'bite-size' lunchtime tours, after-work 'happy hour' tours, and longer weekend tours of DC's neighborhoods. The program runs from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24. You'll see and learn about the history, culture, environment, and art of Washington, DC. Licensed, professional tour guides, community and government leaders, and neighborhood historians lead the tours. The tours are free, but you must register. Please click here to ensure you get the tour(s) you want. Volunteer opportunities with WalkingTown also are available here. Let's have fun together!


Artful Innovation at the Kennedy Center 

Check out objects that combine creativity in design and functionality through cutting-edge technology in this free special exhibit Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology in the Kennedy Center's Hall of States. View innovation that may alter your perception of what is truly possible and gain a glimpse into the future. The exhibition closes August 30.


Up From The Underground

Join friends and meet new ones at Dupont Underground's celebration of the arts on August 25 and August 31. Each night will celebrate Dupont Underground's history and introduce talented DC artists and DJs. The August 25 celebration of the arts kicks off at 7 pm with Wytold, a DC-based composer and award-winning musician. His unique rock-orchestral arrangements are featured in film, theater, and dance most notably with the National Symphony Orchestra. The dance party follows at 9 pm with musician NEBO cranking out electronic dance vibes to keep the celebration going.


Hill Center Galleries

Hill Center Galleries presents its 5th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, on display now through October 1. Featuring over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland, the exhibition was juried by Claude L. Elliott, a curator and arts consultant who selected the final pieces from more than 560 images submitted to the competition by over 120 artists across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The exhibition's award winners were announced at the opening reception in June. All artwork is available for purchase.



Friday, August 25

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonain Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Exhibit - Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance 
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Saturday, August 26

Exhibit - Revival
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Celebrate Women's Equality Day with AAUW and the Newseum

Event - Dolley Days
Dumbarton House

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Sunday, August 27

Exhibit - PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
National Postal Museum

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Tour - Portrait Discovery Kits
National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizbeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Monday, August 28

Exhibit - From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Tour - Museum Highlights Tours
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expressions in the First World War
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Tuesday, August 29

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Wish You Were Here! Vintage Postcards from Washington, DC
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Inhotim: At the Crossroads of Glocal Change
IDB Cultural Center 

Wednesday, August 30 

Exhibit - RESIST: A Juried Exhibition
Zenith Gallery

Tour - Docent's Choice
National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Black Magic: AfroPasts/ AfroFutures 
Honfleur Gallery

Thursday, August 31

Exhibit - Congress and the World Wars
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress

Event - Gallery Talk: Qing- Dynasty Chinese Woman's Jacket
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Event - Discovered! The Amazing Untold Stories of Catenarians
National Building Museum


Newsletter for August 25 to August 31, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

September 1

Labor Day Weekend Music Festival
Historic Lincoln Theatre

September 2

National Book Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

September 7

Sting with Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros
Wolf Trap

September 7

Prose, Drama, and Orality in the 1590s
Folger Theatre

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history on 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.



Volunteer for WalkingTown DC!

Volunteer and be a Cultural Tourism DC Ambassador this September. Volunteers welcome participants and assistant the tour guides who lead walking tours throughout the District. Volunteers must sign-up for an orientation.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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