Meet our Guides

Get to know the person behind the tour

Private tour guide Susan

Susan M.

Washington, DC, United States

I moved to Washington, DC in 2000 with the intention of staying three to five years.

However, I quickly fell in love with the city and the people - my neighbors are families from China, Honduras, France, Ethiopia, Britain, Australia, etc. , and now I can't imagine living anywhere else. The beautiful monuments, incomparable museums and magnificent federal city are extraordinary, but what I truly cherish are Washington's distinct neighborhoods; rich in history, architecture and diversity of people. Since being in Washington, I have relished the time spent personally touring them with family and friends and I look forward to exploring them with you.

Experiencing Washington DC on foot is the most delightful way to see this historical and wondrous city - really touching and feeling this place. Getting close to the stunning architecture, talking with local residents on the streets and sidewalks; in essence, experiencing life the way locals do.

I do not provide large group bus tours nor am I a step-on guide but I can arrange for a car and driver if you are interested.

If interested in venturing into Northern Virginia, I tour the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Iwo Jima, the National Air Force Memorial and historic and quaint Old Town Alexandria.

If you are a Kennedy history buff, I have a special love of the Kennedy homes and can show these and some of their favorite spots in Georgetown, including a possible lunch or dinner at famous Martins Tavern.

I am an enthusiastic and creative professional private tour guide. I am timely, people-oriented, and I will offer you a meaningful, personal, private tour.

I guided my 150th tour in June 2018. Thank you to all the wonderful people I have been privileged to tour.

Read my ToursByLocals blog entry!

A Recent Review of this guide

Susan was a wealth of information and gave us wonderful insights in the areas we visited. The Georgetown tour was our favorite.
Lynne Hall

Read Reviews


I am a licensed Washington DC guide and am a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC.


I am unable to provide transportation.

I do not do large group bus tours.

Guide Requirements for United States

Private tour guide Susan

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Susan M.
Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Susan M.

See all of the tours offered by this guide.