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Georgetown Walking Tours

May 27, 2015

Join Dumbarton House as Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, leads a series of walking tours highlighting Georgetown history old and new. From their starting site at the 200-year old Dumbarton House, to diverse places of worship, the homes of well-known politicians, to the now hip cupcake shops, Georgetown holds centuries of history.

On the last Saturday of the month, April-September, Dwane highlights different themes on each tour. And don’t miss their special tour in November honoring the memory of JFK on the 52nd anniversary of his assassination.

Each tour is two hours long from 1:00pm-3:00pm starting at Dumbarton House on 27th Street and Q Street NW.

Walking tours are $15 and Cupcake walking tours are $25 (includes three cupcakes and no lines!). Children under 3 are free and must be in stroller, does not include cupcakes.

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Adopt Force One

May 11, 2015

Meet your new furry family favorite and take them home without ever setting foot in a shelter!

Adopt Force One, the Washington Humane Society’s mobile animal adoption vehicle, will be at a place near you with adoptable cats and dogs.

All available fluffy friends have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and are ready for their forever home.

Chase down AdoptForce One on Twitter: #AdoptForceOne

For more information about adopting a pet, visit Washington Humane Society.

A little about Missy, pictured above:

Hi I'm Missy! I'm a super sweet girl who may need a little time to adjust in my forever home. New and unfamiliar situations can make me a little nervous, but with reassurance and patience, I'll come out of my shell and be a happy, goofy, playful pup. I love going for walks. I'm just starting to get the hang of this cuddling thing, and I really love it. Once I'm pretty comfortable, I'll be the shadow you didn't know you had. I get along with other pups (I live with 2), and they help make me more comfortable. If you're interested in meeting me, email my foster family at

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Georgetown Garden Tour May 9th

April 21, 2015

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The annual Georgetown Garden Tour is Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You'll be taken to eight beautiful private gardens, each with its special, private treasured space behind a Georgetown historic home. Included on the tour is a grand and glorious garden with an elegantly simple design and several imaginative smaller gardens and a profusion of plants.

Tickets are $30 before April 30, available here. After May 1, 2015 tickets will be available at $35 on the website and on the day of the event at Keith Hall, Christ Church, 3116 O Street in Georgetown.

A tea for ticket holders takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Keith Hall. 

This year, the Georgetown Garden Club has published a beautiful book called Gardens of Georgetown, which can be purchase along with a ticket for the special price of $70.

The Tour is sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club to benefit local organizations, with emphasis on the preservation of gardens, parks and green spaces. 

Past beneficiaries have included Book Hill Park, Trees for Georgetown, Tudor Place gardens, the rose garden at Montrose Park, Rose Park, Volta Park Habitat Garden, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy and the Student Conservation Association.

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