Top Things to Do in Georgetown

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Georgetown, Washington DC

Top Things to Do in Georgetown

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  • Weary traveler
    Greater London, UK652 contributions
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    We spent few hrs walking down the streets of George towns , it’s really very beautiful and quintessentially a village like in England with no high buildings but lots of small shops and restaurants. All in different styles. If someone blindfolded you and left you in middle of street, you would think you were in England.
    If you are in Washington, George Town is must visit.
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • Daniel P
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    Exquisite gardens. A great place to listen to the birds, view the flowers, and contemplate a post WWII future. The mansion holds memories of 1944 and the birth of the United Nations as well as an art collection started by the original owners. A great destination.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • LisandroVoyager
    Washington DC, DC768 contributions
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    A GU history professor on Meetup hosted a walking tour covering the entire scope of GU's existence from the 1700s to the present day focusing on the institution's involvement with slavery and explaining the District of Columbia's slavery legacy as well. He was extremely well informed and insightful and took many questions from the crowd. His series of talks is called "the Virtual Academy".
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • kleic
    San Antonio, TX1,070 contributions
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    I actually didn't get to go on the house tour but I'm giving it five stars and taking time to write the review because of the impressive work they're doing to tell the stories of people of African decent who lived and worked here. The grounds are lovely and the history of the house is fascinating precisely because of the enslaved people who lived here and a real effort is being made to document their lives and their stories. Would that all house museums did the same!
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • SUNILDASWANEY
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates613 contributions
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    It was extremely thrilling to see walk up and down the same steps used in the very famous movie viz.THE EXORCIST which was released 50 years ago.
    Written November 13, 2023
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  • David H
    Bury, UK1,637 contributions
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    With an evening flight home I had a free day so caught the Metro to Foggy Bottom and strolled down to the river. It was Sunday afternoon so quite busy with locals relaxing and enjoying the many bars and restaurants. It is a lovely place to sit and watch the boats and planes going by, or to simply walk along the boardwalk up and down the river. It was then just a short stroll back up to the road to catch a bus back to downtown.
    Written July 27, 2023
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  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
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    Very pleasant area with a few restaurants and a nice walking track along The Potomac River. The Water Taxi from The Wharf stops here (takes 45 mins)
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • LostInTime
    Pittsburgh, PA20,239 contributions
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    This old house is in the Georgetown area. It’s right on the Main Street and has a big yard behind it. It’s cool to think of the changes that it has seen since 1766.
    Written March 5, 2024
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  • Kristen B
    Bailey, NC201 contributions
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    We had a good time here. Staff very friendly. We did the Cabin it has a fun setting. It was one of their easier ones. We still needed a few clues. Definitely recommend.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy667 contributions
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    Are you tired after frolicking all across the capital city of the United States? If yes, you would surely enjoy a relaxing walk or nap in the Potomac Park. Like the name suggests you, this park is close to the Potomac River. I also found some little pagodas and, if you come during spring, you can admire a magnificent cherry blossom, just like in Japan!
    Written July 2, 2021
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  • Laurie D
    Detroit, Michigan, United States65 contributions
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    Guided Tour of the National Mall. My 77 yo mother and went on a walking guided tour of the National Mall with John. We had 5 people in our group. John had a lot of really great history and facts about the memorials and monuments. It was so much more enriching than walking it ourselves. We really enjoyed our day. Great job John.
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • Dan_Yucaipa_CA
    Yucaipa, CA426 contributions
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    Dumbarton Oaks is nearby, but Dumbarton House is worth a visit. The house dates to the beginning of the federal government in Washington and was home to one of its first civil servants who worked in the Treasury Department under six presidents. How the early inhabitants of the Federal City, both free and enslaved, lived is described. Our guide did a great job during a 30 minute tour of the rooms.

    Parking is just east of the house off 27th St. Don’t let the “no outlet” sign deter you.
    Written February 3, 2019
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  • JMH
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    The cemetery was beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. I really liked learning about the history of the cemetery and some of the people buried there. The tour was two hours and some of the walking was up rather steep hills. So keep this in mind if you decide to go. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written December 27, 2022
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  • Travel_Girl_Reviews
    London, UK650 contributions
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    I wouldn’t make an effort to return here in a hurry.

    There are a few nice stalls to visit but most of the market has cheap rip-off’s and clothes.

    Better to walk in into Georgetown to be honest
    Written June 3, 2023
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  • Traveller
    New York City, NY3,215 contributions
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    I visited the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in October 2021. I have written a separate review for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. I visited the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens first for 45 minutes then walked out and around the corner to enter the Dumbarton Oaks Museum. The Gardens are a paid timed-entry ticket and the Museum is a free timed-entry ticket. I bought both tickets online. The security guard at the museum asked to see my ID and proof of vaccination. I visited the "Music Room" first (also called the "Reading Room"). It had several large Flemish tapestries and was very interesting. I then went to the two rooms that had Byzantine art. It was very interesting and I enjoyed looking at Saint Peter, crosses, Gospels of Luke and John, coins and many other things mostly associated with Christianity. The "Music Room" and Byzantine art took about an hour. I decided to skip the Pre-Columbian art in the interest of time. But I am sure I will visit here again in the future. After visiting the museum, I walked about a block to Wisconsin Avenue and took a bus to M Street where all the Georgetown shops and restaurants are.
    Written October 17, 2021
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