Since coming to Washington I have had a strong interest in local history and architecture, becoming active in historic preservation and neighborhood development. With a hobby of walking the city's various areas I know virtually every famous and minor community here, and love taking friends and visitors around. I have been a licensed professional guide since retirement (2004), working with large groups (often students) and individual walking tours. As a private guide, customized, private tours -- introducing the city's Famous Places, and going into smaller, local spots -- are a particular pleasure.
A Recent Review of this guide
Had a lovely, very informative tour with Hayden. He showed us DC from a different perspective! He was extremely knowledgeable and helped us manuever through the metro system. He made sure we had a good handle on it before leaving us. Hayden met us at our hotel which was very convenient. We had a wonderful 4 hour tour with him and feel much better at getting around on our own. I recommend him highly!
Licensed tour guide (Wash DC) since 2004; member: Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Wash DC, Historical Society of Washington, DC Preservation League; certified, Washington National Cathedral; regular participant in community tour projects; various published articles on Washington history and buildings, including historic preservation nominations. Recent publications have described the history of the Buzzard Point neighborhood and of the city dog pound.
Don't provide private transportation, but can help arrange this with local companies if desired.