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History of Black Georgetown Walking Tour

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

$20 – $30

Someone visiting Georgetown today may see it as another wealthy enclave in a continuously gentrifying Washington, DC. However, this charming area that boasts high-end shopping and gourmet restaurants has a diverse past. At one point African Americans counted for as much as 30% of the Georgetown population. Descendants of enslaved peoples and free black folk have lived in Georgetown for generations, but their contributions to its history do not often receive recognition. This tour will reveal the stories of the black citizens who made their mark on one of DC’s oldest neighborhoods.

The tour starts on the Georgetown Waterfront Labyrinth and ends at the Mt. Zion/Female Union Band Cemetery at 2501 Mill Rd. NW. There is a half-way stop at Thomas Sweet Shop for a bathroom break and refreshment. Tour runs approximately 2.5 hours. Tour is $30 for adults, $20 for children.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Cost:
$20 – $30
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/893909586637?aff=oddtdtcreator

Organizer

Off the Mall Tours
Phone
7039011588
Email
Offthemallwalkingtours@gmail.com
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Venue

Georgetown Waterfront Park
K and Water Streets NW
Washington, DC United States
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