Starting this weekend, Cultural Tourism DC is bringing back their popular free Walking Town DC walking tours. Two of the tours are in Georgetown and well worth your time.
The first tour, Herring Hill of Georgetown, is led by professional tour guide Dwayne Starlin. Here are its details:
Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities, starting in Herring Hill, which was an 18th century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. See the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the 19th century and enjoy a stop at the Dumbarton House to hear about the slaves kept by the Nourse family.
Meet at Dumbarton Garden Gates (NW Corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW), 2715 Q St NW Saturday Sept. 14th at 10 am.
The second tour, Burleith, Georgetown Flea Market & Holy Rood Cemetery, is also led by Dwayne. It is primarily about Burleith, but will touch on the historic flea market at Hardy School and Holy Rood Cemetery is the final resting place of generations of Georgetowners, particularly black and Irish resident.
That tour will take place Sunday Sept. 15th from 10 am to 12 pm. The meeting point is Hardy Middle School.
There are many other great tours also available all over the city. As mentioned above, they’re all free, but you have to register since some get too full. So go here and check out the offerings!