Go where the locals go in Washington, D.C.!
This scenic walking tour takes in the buzzing, historic communities of Adams Morgan and U. Street, including a wide range of elegant, whimsical, traditional and modern architecture. We'll also cross the Duke Ellington Bridge and visit some of the quieter streets lined with brownstones, old churches, historic sites, and attractive plazas and parks, including Malcolm X (a. k. a. Meridan Hill) Park, with its prominent sculptures and enormous cascading fountain. We also pass by some lesser known memorials, local boutiques and dozens of fabulous murals.
The 3-hour tour begins at the Woodley Park Metro Station and ends the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station. You can also opt to end the walk near the U. Street Metro where you can browse the shops afterward or linger at one of the many cafes and coffee shops nearby. Or, if you prefer, I can accompany you on the easy return to Woodley Park or to downtown D. C. Feel free to ask for insider tips for local dining, hanging out or cooling off in warmer weather.
We begin our tour at Woodley Park, then cross the Duke Ellington Bridge to an area of brownstones and elegant brick townhouses, followed by whimsical Adams Morgan. We'll pass a wide range of architectural delights, then walk quieter streets to Malcolm X (a. k. a. Meridan Hill) Park and its sculptures and cascading fountain. Next, we'll explore the U. Street community and its multitude of pubs, boutiques and outstanding murals. We also pass by some lesser known memorials, parks and plazas, and check out some beautifully restored town houses, before ending our walk at the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station. You can also opt to end the tour at the U. Street Metro if you'd like to browse the shops afterward or linger at one of the area's countless cafes and coffee shops. If you prefer, I can accompany you on the easy return to Woodley Park or to downtown D. C. Feel free to ask for insider tips for local dining, hanging out or cooling off in warmer weather.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll meet your party at the Woodley Park Metro Station at the top of the escalator. Additional directions and details are provided when you purchase your tour. An alternate meeting location can also be arranged in advance of the tour.
End location: The tour ends at the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station, or if you prefer, at the U. Street Metro. An alternate ending location can also be arranged.
Duration: 3 hours
This walking tour begins and ends near a Metro station, which is normally the quickest and easiest way to get around the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 US Dollars - Should you decide to purchase snacks or drinks during the tour.
I do not lead docent tours inside the museums or galleries.