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Sixteenth Street & Adams Morgan Tour

Quick Details

Child 5-16 years old
Private Tour

Get off the beaten path and into the real DC!

Less than two miles north of the White House, DC’s Northwest neighborhoods feel a world away from the towering monuments and expansive boulevards of downtown Washington. Sixteenth Street and Adams Morgan have long been recognized for their rich history and cultural diversity. Home to ambassadors and politicians, revolutionaries and civil rights leaders, these neighborhoods have hosted and housed every type of District resident, from working class to social elite. Visit one of Washington’s best hidden oases, hear stories of movers and shakers, protests, disasters, social scandals, and get off the beaten path!

Our tour begins in Meridian Hill Park, one of Washington’s best urban oases. We’ll uncover little known memorials, wind through back paths, and discuss the enterprising woman who envisioned a diplomatic paradise in the heights of Washington. We’ll see the only female equestrian statue in the city and might even catch a drum circle.

After leaving Meridian Hill Park, we’ll stroll up 16th Street, the “spine” of the District, to have a look at historic mansions, embassies, apartment homes, churches, and even a Masonic temple. Turning west toward Adams Morgan, we’ll take a short detour into charming Lanier Heights to see the cutest fire station in town. Finally we’ll head down 18th street, to the beating heart of Adams Morgan and Northwest Washington.

What to Bring

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

Where to Meet

  • Find your guide just outside Meridian Hill Park at the corner of 16th St and W Street.
  • GPS Address: 1559 W St NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Your tour concludes in the heart of Adams Morgan along 18th street near Belmont Rd NW.

Sights and stops include:

  • Meridian Hill Park
  • Josephine Butler Parks Center
  • Warder Mansion
  • Spanish Cultural Center
  • Scottish Rite of the District of Columbia
  • Unification Church
  • Lanier Firehouse
  • Adams Morgan Main Street
  • and more!

Additional booking times are available with a private tour. Please visit the private bookings calendar to take a look!

For large groups, driving tours, or custom itineraries, please contact us to book.

Map of the Tour Route