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Illuminating Historic Georgetown GLOW Tour

Quick Details

Child 5-16 years old
Private Tour

Explore  old and new on an evening walking tour of Georgetown, featuring  GLOW’s immersive outdoor art experiences!

A mention of modern Georgetown conjures up images of stately brick homes, tidy tree-lined streets and bustling shops. Now one of the most idyllic and elite neighborhoods in Washington DC, Georgetown’s origins are much less picturesque. Described by Abigail Adams as “a dirty little hole,” Georgetown began as a gritty colonial port, replete with ruffians, sailors, slave traders, brothels, and saloons.

In this rags to riches tale, we’ll learn about Georgetown’s historic transformation, sharing the secrets of DC’s most exclusive neighborhood, and shining a light on the design and artists behind GLOW’s 2023 immersive installations.

What to Bring

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

Where to Meet

  • Meet your guide near Lock 4 of the C&O Canal outside 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
  • GPS Address: 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
  • Your tour ends at Washington Harbour at the Follow the Light GLOW installation near 3000 K Street NW

Sights and stops include:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia’s English Seminary
  • Martin’s Tavern
  • Cady’s Alley
  • Georgetown Waterfront
  • and more!


Map of the Tour Route