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    Lincoln Assassination Tour

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    Journey back in time with your expert local guide to learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of the 16th U.S. president has fascinated Americans and foreigners for nearly 150 years. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets, and see the buildings where this great drama played out. Pass by the White House, U.S. Treasury, the site of Vice President Johnson's Hotel, the Star Saloon, and the Ford Theater to relive the tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever.
    Lincoln Assassination Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Take a tour that will let you relive a tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever
    • Experience the mystery, intrigue and conspiracy surrounding the assassination of the 16th U.S. president
    • Follow your expert local guide to the White House, Ford Theater, and other locations where the events played out
    • Learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government
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    Secrets & Legends Tour

    Join us for a walk through Tragedy Square, better known today as Lafayette Park, just across the street from the White House. Hear stories of murder, affairs, presidential secrets and scandals – all historic, of course. Due to the nature of this tour, it is for adults only. Visit DC tours doesn’t hold back on the gossip and details!
    Secrets & Legends Tour

    Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington

    • Hear about the scandals of Washington DC on this 1.5-hour walking tour
    • You’ll hear stories of murder, affairs and presidential secrets that you never knew before
    • See the nation’s capital in a new way
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    Old Town Alexandria Tour

    Tracing its origins back to the late 1600s, Old Town Alexandria is one of the most quaint and storied towns on the East Coast. It is a town that grew up around tobacco and hosted many of America’s most reviered heroes. Compact and walkable, this tour will take you by the boutiques, taverns and antique shops that now inhabit these historic buildings. All the while your tour guide will regale your group with stories and anecdotes from our nation’s past that will be sure to thrill and excite.
    Old Town Alexandria Tour

    Cameron St & N Columbus St, Alexandria

    • See historic Alexandria on a tour with Visit DC Tours
    • Learn about this historic town along the way
    • Compare modern day Alexandria with the historic town that you will see and hear about on the tour
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    Secrets and Scandals Tour

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    If you've ever thought of history as boring, then this tour is about to change your whole perspective about our country's past! Join this laugh out loud guided walking tour that takes you through the more sordid past of our founding fathers. From inaugurations gone awry, duels, and a first lady who committed bigamy, all the way to curses, love affairs, and the history of the secret service; this tour covers the misadventures, misfortunes and misbehaviors of some of the most notable names in American history. Uncover D.C. mysteries, such as who really saved Washington's portrait from a burning White House, and why the Treasury Building is structured in a way where it blocks the view of the Capitol from the White House. If you're looking for the lighter side of D.C.'s history, this tour is something you absolutely can't afford to miss.
    Secrets and Scandals Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Gain a whole new perspective on our nation's sordid history during this guided walking tour
    • Learn about the misadventures, misfortunes and misbehaviors of D.C.'s most notable characters
    • Hear stories about the secret service, inaugurations gone awry, and a first lady who committed bigamy
    • Follow your expert local guide to uncover the raunchier side of America's past
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    Gettysburg Day Trip

    Travel through the picturesque countryside to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and spend a day touring the culturally-enriched town and its historic battlefield. On this trip, you'll receive an introduction to life as a soldier during the Civil War at the Farnsworth House, and have a hands-on soldier experience in an encampment as you prepare for a day of battle. You'll also visit Gettysburg's Visitor Center to see their comprehensive museum that explores the time leading up to the battle of Gettysburg, the battle itself, and its long-lasting effects. Finally, set foot onto the battlefield with an expert guide and discover every breathtaking moment of the historic battle!
    Gettysburg Day Trip

    50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington

    • Tour the battlefield and learn about all the action of the Battle of Gettysburg right where it all happened
    • Experience a first-hand simulation of a day in the life of a Civil War soldier at the Farnsworth House
    • Explore the expansive museum at the Visitor Center and visit the cyclorama -- a 360-degree painting of the battle's third day
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    Politics and Pints Tour

    Trying to wrap your head around the American political system? We admire your courage! Get the inside scoop on the origins of the nation's capital during this walking tour of DC's oldest residential neighborhood! Traipse alongside a knowledgeable local guide, and enjoy anecdotes tied to the birth of the American politics. Check out the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress. Partake in discussion about the current system, and broaden your perspective. To break things up, you'll also check out various local shops and eateries, and finish up with a drink at the famed Barrack's Row! Who knew politics could be so intoxicating?
    Politics and Pints Tour

    713 8th St. SE, Washington

    • Get in touch with D.C. history during a walking tour around its oldest neighborhood
    • Learn about the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress
    • Visits shops and eateries, and finish up with a drink at Barrack's Pub
    • Treat yourself to an informative social stroll
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    Penn Quarter & Chinatown: Interactive Tour

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    Looking for a self-guided walking tour with a little more excitement? This tour works like a scavenger hunt you can play with friends and family at your convenience. You will receive challenges to solve that will take you through DC's very own Penn Quarter and Chinatown. On this adventure, discover some of the darkest locations in DC like Ford's Theater and the Museum of Crime and Punishment. You'll befriend legendary Americans at the National Portrait Gallery and translate Mandarin in D.C.'s Chinatown. Decipher inscriptions at the old Calvary Church, and also see the National Spy Museum. Navigate your way to the Navy Memorial where navy SEALs welcome you with open arms. It's a fun way to get acquainted with this fascinating area.
    Penn Quarter & Chinatown: Interactive Tour

    O Street between 35th & 36th, Washington

    • Enjoy rich history and explore some of Washington D.C.'s darkest locations on this interactive tour
    • Go on a scavenger hunt led by the app and compete against friends and family for the highest score
    • See everything that Penn Quarter and Chinatown have to offer
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    Historic Georgetown Tour

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    Georgetown's shady lanes and cobblestone streets reflect a different side of the Capital than what you're probably familiar with. It is Washington's genteel, southern side where Presidents lived when they were just Congressmen, where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top, and where historic churches still offer services. While no visit to a pre-revolutionary town is complete without a few scary stories to give you goose bumps, this Historic Georgetown walking tour focuses on the houses and sites of a town that still invokes the image of refinement and class after 300 years. Enjoy commentary from your expert local guide as you pass by notable locations like the Old Stone House Kennedy Homes, Martin's Tavern, Georgetown University, and Tudor Place Mansion. Explore the diverse architecture and history of this city older than D.C. itself!
    Historic Georgetown Tour

    3051 M St NW, Washington

    • Explore Georgetown's shady lanes and cobblestone streets that reflect a different side of the Capital
    • Enjoy commentary from your expert local guide as you pass by notable locations like the Old Stone House Kennedy Homes
    • See the real locations where the Founding Fathers laid out the plans for the city on a tavern bar top
    • Hear scary stories about this pre-revolutionary town
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    12 positive reviews
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    Embassy Row Walking Tour

    Where do D.C.'s diplomats lay their heads? Get the details on some of city's most beautiful residences during this 2-hour walking tour! Once the homes of 19th-century nouveau-riche, these houses are now the elegant abodes of ambassadors from around the world. You'll learn about the history of Embassy Row from a knowledgeable local guide as you walk, beginning in Dupont Circle. You'll walk approximately 1.5 miles, heading up Massachusetts Avenue (Embassy Row), before turning onto R Street at Sheridan Circle, and concluding at the Phillips Collection Museum (admission not included). In addition to fascinating historical accounts, your guide will point out architectural examples and oddities, making this an all-around "constructive" experience for the D.C. newcomer!
    Embassy Row Walking Tour

    Dupont Circle, Washington

    • Get to know the Dupont Circle, Embassy Row, and Sheridan Circle during a 2-hour tour
    • Learn about the history of the massive mansions built along Massachusetts Avenue
    • Find out what ambassadors live where, with help from a knowledgeable local guide
    • Enjoy a small group size perfect for a personable and educational experience
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    Georgetown: Interactive Tour

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    Looking for a self-guided walking tour with a little more excitement? This tour works like a scavenger hunt you can play with friends and family at your convenience with the Stray Boots App. You will receive challenges to solve that will take you to the most interesting places in Georgetown. Here, you'll find many of the Capital's most appealing spots. Pay your respects to JFK at the church where he worshiped, get possessive at the Exorcism Steps, try on vintage clothing, and get in the trenches of DC's Cupcake Wars. There's even enough time to go antiquing! It's truly a fun way to get acquainted with this fascinating area.
    Georgetown: Interactive Tour

    O Street between 35th & 36th, Washington

    • Enjoy rich history and antiquing opportunities in Georgetown on an interactive tour
    • Go on a scavenger hunt led by the app
    • Compete against friends and family for the highest score
    • See all of the historical significance and intrigue that Georgetown has to offer
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    1 positive reviews

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