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Carolyn M.

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Thank you for considering me as your guide in Washington DC!

I'm a former architect and lover of all things brick and mortar. In 2015 I left my drafting desk and started guiding so I could talk about buildings rather than draw them. I have not-so-secret crushes on Pierre L'Enfant and Montgomery Meigs, and can spot a mansard roof a mile away.

I've guided with families, students, professionals, military personnel, international travelers, and groups of all kinds throughout the Capital. I consider myself an ambassador of the District, and cherish the opportunity to explore my city with you!

My tours delve into the stories and history behind the architecture, urban planning, and design that have shaped the Nation's capital. On tour with me, we'll explore Washington's most prominent architectural marvels and best kept secrets, while hearing about the conflicts, controversies, and personalities involved in the development of our Capital City. From famous landmarks to hidden gems and lots of little known secrets, my aim is to provide an insider's look into the design of the District.

I'm a full-time licensed tour guide in Washington DC, and member of the Guide of Professional Tour Guides. I'm also a certified guide at the Washington National Cathedral and National Building Museum, as well as a volunteer docent for the National Park Service. I graduated from the University of Maryland Architecture Program and hail from the exotic suburbs of New Jersey, though the District has been my home since 2006. When not guiding, you can find me counting columns at the National Building Museum (there are 152) and traipsing through Rock Creek Park looking for Civil War remnants.

Credentials

- Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide (Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs)
- Member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C.
- Certified Washington National Cathedral Guide

Restrictions

I am not a driver, but I would be happy to accompany you in your vehicle, or arrange for a separate car and driver for our tour. We can also explore Washington DC on foot, or by public transit or taxi.

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Carolyn M.

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Private tour guide Carolyn

Highlights of Washington DC Private Walking,...

 unrated

Explore the city on a four hour tour with your personal guide!

300 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Historic Georgetown Private Walking Tour

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Explore the storied streets of Washington's oldest neighborhood

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Tour

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See the breathtaking bloom with your private guide

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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Capitol Hill Private Walking Tour

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Delve into the design of Washington's political core

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Washington DC in a Day Private Walking,...

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See it all with your personal guide- Capitol Hill, the National Mall,,...

500 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Hallowed Ground: Arlington National Cemetery,...

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Explore the final resting place of 400,000 American military heroes.

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Monuments & Memorials Private Walking,...

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Explore Washington's most iconic landmarks!

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Washington's Embassy Row Private Walking,...

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Explore the playground of Washington's wealthy elite!

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Washington DC in a Day Private Driving,...

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See it all with your personal guide and chauffeur- Capitol Hill, the,...

950 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours

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Off the Beaten Path: Columbia Heights,...

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See the real DC on a tour of Washington's diverse residential neighborhoods

250 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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