WalkingTown DC


Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the 2017 WalkingTown DC event possible! We could not present such great walking tours without the help of all of our volunteers -- especially our Tour Guides!

WalkingTown DC is DC's best public tour program, featuring more than 50 guided walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the District.  This popular annual event takes place annually in September and introduces residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through a series of "bite-size" lunchtime tours, after-work "happy hour" tours, and longer weekend tours. Check back in August 2018 to register for tours WalkingTown DC 2018.

WalkingTown DC connects you to well-known and unfamiliar places, from Congress Heights to Herring Hill, St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish to Dupont Circle. Tours are led by historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders and business owners, enthusiasts and docents, who all donate their time and expertise for this annual festival.

Tours are offered at varying lengths and fitness levels, so it is easy to find a tour that is right for you. All tours require reservations and are free and open to the public.  Many tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible. 

Event Sponsors 
Cultural Tourism DC is a nonprofit and Walking Town DC is made possible through the generous support of donors to Cultural Tourism DC and its sponsors Events DC and the Washington DC Economic Partnership. To read about sponsorship opportunities for WalkingTown DC, click here.

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Our Friends Make it Possible
Cultural Tourism DC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is proud to offer these tours with support from sponsors and donors of Cultural Tourism DC. Please consider becoming a donor. Your contribution will help keep this event free and fun for all. Donors receive sneak peeks, first choice of tours, and more. Donate now to support Cultural Tourism DC.