Grab your walking shoes and get ready for Washington, DC's best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the District. This popular annual event takes place in the month of 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. Register for tours on this page.
From Congress Heights to Herring Hill, St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish to Dupont Circle, WalkingTown DC connects you to well-known and unfamiliar places. 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. Several tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
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.