Hidden on Capitol Hill

Trip Highlights

  • Hear Lesser-Known DC Stories

  • Visit the City’s Oldest Operating Market

  • See the oldest post in the US Marine Corp

  • See some of the most beautiful (and expensive) houses in the city

Description

Few people think beyond the Capitol when they think of the Hill. This tour takes you to the heart of a neighborhood with a fascinating history that still speaks to us today. Learn about these famous locations from a former Capitol Hill resident.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
1 to 8
Price starts at
250 USD
Languages
English

Why take this tour?

Few people think beyond the Capitol when they think of the Hill. Behind the Capitol building lies a vibrant neighborhood filled with historic houses, unique eateries, boutiques, the first Marine Corp barracks, the city’s oldest food market, and more. You’ll see the new restaurants and shops on a revitalized 8th Street, SE and you’ll have an opportunity to shop for food, art, and fashion at the Eastern Market (the city’s oldest market).

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the controversial Emancipation statue in Lincoln Park.
  • Some of the most beautiful (and expensive) row houses in the District
  • See the home of the man known as the March King & a Civil War navy hospital
  • Sample the best homemade pop-tarts
  • See the home of the Commandant of the Marines and the 8th & I Barracks, the oldest in the Corp
  • Explore the food and artists stalls at Eastern Market, the city's oldest market

Included

  • Guiding walking tour with a local guide

  • Photography

Excluded

  • Tip

  • Water

  • Snack

  • Sun Protection

Things to know

About your guide

David Shaw, a Hill resident for my first six years in Washington. This is my favorite DC neighborhood and I still come back at least once a week.

I’m a certified master guide of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC. I am also a certified guide at Washington National C...

David Shaw, a Hill resident for my first six years in Washington. This is my favorite DC neighborhood and I still come back at least once a week.

I’m a certified master guide of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC. I am also a certified guide at Washington National Cathedral and I hold a District tour guide license.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, camera, water bottle, hat & sunglasses, questions, and a sense of humor!

Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, camera, water bottle, hat & sunglasses, questions, and a sense of humor!

Availability

This tour is available every Saturday and Sunday, all year long.

This tour is available every Saturday and Sunday, all year long.

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