Once touted as “The American Rome,” the city’s gridded streets are graced by grand facades and animated by the energy of seasoned politicians, bright-eyed students, and everyone in between.
In 1791, a young French architect named Pierre Charles L’Enfant conjured a vision for a new capital city on a spit of swampy land nestled at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. More than 200 years later, the District of Columbia spans 68 square miles and boasts more than 160 monuments and memorials, dozens of museums, libraries, and theaters, and countless festivals and street fairs. Explore the spirit of the capital with Context's Washington DC private tours and Washington DC small group tours.
Washington DC Private Tours and Washington DC Small Group Tours
Working with local Washington DC private guides, we've pulled together unique Washington DC private tours and Washington DC small group tours for the culturally curious. One of our most popular Washington DC tours is our National Mall Tour, which is typically led by an architect or landscape architect and explores this symbolic national landscape. We also offer family-friendly options, including a tour of the National Gallery of Art for Kids and a tour of the National Mall for Kids, both of which feature hands-on activities and are led by specially trained experts.
What Context Washington Travelers Say
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Heather was fantastic - knowledgeable, engaging, enthusiastic and pleasant. We learned a lot and enjoyed the whole experience.
Jan. 31, 2023
Great tour of the National Gallery of Art. Molly was extremely knowledgable about many different periods of art and tailored the tour to my interests. Thanks so much.
Jan. 4, 2023
Katherine was very engaging and kept it interesting for my daughter (Natalia 10 years old). The mall itself is not very kid friendly so I'm very impressed with Katherine's ability to keep a ten year old walking for that long.