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Joanne P.

Washington, DC, United States

I have been guiding tours of Washington D. C. for over nine years.

I grew up in New York City. My father ran a machine shop on Mott Street in Manhattan's Little Italy section. It was a small, family-owned business and we all pitched in. After college I worked in film and in international news.  In 1990 I accepted a job in Washington DC, thinking I would eventually return to New York. Instead, I fell in love.

Washington is easy to love - the world's most powerful city is also one of the world's most beautiful - wide avenues, old neighborhoods, gardens, tree-lined streets.

The story of Washington D. C. is also the story of the beginning of a new nation. Its very existence is linked to the efforts of people such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. Today, its memorials and buildings are part of our American identity and remind us of the important moments in our common history. These are the stories that inspire me and these are the stories I want to share.

Update: I have been with ToursByLocals for over a year and I think I'm very lucky. My association with ToursByLocals has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful and interesting people from all over the world. My "Hamilton" tour has attracted families with kids who are crazy about the Broadway show and could recite the the entire score by heart. The entire ToursByLocals experience has been amazing.

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Awesome guide and driver! Thank you for the great memories.
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I am licensed by the city of Washington, D.C. as a tour guide and can provide narrated tours of the city and surrounding areas.

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Chauffeured Tour of DC

Explore the city with a dedicated tour guide and driver

510 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

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White House, Capitol and Supreme Court,...


Tour of the three branches of government - Executive, Legislative and,...

220 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Step-On Guide

Tours on customer-provided motor coaches

250 USD per tour

(limit 1 person)

3 hours

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Historic Cemeteries Private Tour


Arlington, Congressional, Oak Hill and Holy Rood

450 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours

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