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Architecture of Historic Anacostia Tour

Quick Details

Private Tour
$250

Explore “East of the River” in Historic Anacostia!

The rolling hills East of the Anacostia River, with a commanding view of modern Washington DC, have been settled for centuries. From the trading grounds of the indigenous Nacotchtank, to a Whites-only planned suburb known as “Uniontown,” to a predominantly Black enclave, Anacostia has seen dramatic change and stark contrasts. The neighborhood served as a home for famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, an escape route of assassin John Wilkes Booth, protest grounds for WWI Veterans, and a modern testament to the resilience of Washington’s Black community.

Anacostia’s fascinating and diverse architecture encapsulates the many identities the neighborhood has held. With new development on the horizon and recent local investment in historic preservation, there’s never been more to learn and explore in Historic Anacostia!

Price

This tour is currently only offered as a private option. Please visit the private bookings calendar for pricing information.

What to Bring

Sturdy walking shoes, bottled water, and comfortable clothes are recommended!

Where to Meet

  • Find your guide at the Anacostia Arts Center
  • GPS Address: 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
  • The tour concludes near the Frederick Douglass House at the intersection of 14th St and W St SE.