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JFK Self-Guided Georgetown Walking Tour

July 5, 2015

The Georgetown Business Improvement District has announced a self-guided tour of the Georgetown that John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy called home.

PRIVACY NOTE: The homes on this walking tour are private residences. Enjoy the tour from the sidewalks and rights-of-way, but please do respect the privacy of the current owners.

Individually and as a couple, John and Jacqueline chose Georgetown as their home time and again. JFK live here as the newly-elected Massachusetts Congressman, when he met, courted and married Jacqueline Bouvier, and during his presidential election. She lived here as a new bride, and again after the tragic death of her husband.

Including a stop for lunch or shopping on the Kennedys' beloved Wisconsin Avenue, the tour won't take more than a few pleasant hours. All the homes in which the Kennedys lived and the church where they worshiped are on these quaint and historic streets. Enjoy the trip while enjoying your own memories of one of America's most brilliant couples.

 

 

1. 3260 N Street, 1951-53

JFK rented this home while running for senate, and met Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party.


2. 3307 N Street, 1957-61

John and Jackie lived here during the 1960 presidential campaign; Kennedy went to his inauguration from this home in January 1961.


3. Holy Trinity Church, 3513 N Street

The Kennedys often worshipped here throughout their tenure in Georgetown.


4. 1400 34th Street, 1949-51

John shared this home with his sister, Eunice Kennedy, before she married Sargent Shriver.


5. 3271 P Street, 1953

Wedding plans were made here after John proposed to Jackie. While some reports suggest that the proposal came via telegram, longtime Georgetown restaurant Martin’s Tavern (1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW) lays claim to that fateful ask. Visitors can dine in the “Proposal Booth.”


6. 3321 Dent Place, 1954

The new senator and his bride lived here until back surgery forced him to move back to Massachusetts.


7. 1528 31st Street, 1946-49

JFK began presidential plans while living here during his senate terms from 1946-49.


8. 2808 P Street, 1957

After releasing his book, Profiles in Courage, JFK developed his presidential campaign from this residence.


9. 3038 N Street, 1963

This 14-room mansion is where Mrs. Kennedy mourned after the president’s assassination.


10. 3017 N Street, 1964 

This house is the final Kennedy home in Georgetown. Security issues forced Jackie to leave after her husband’s death.


Header Image Copyright: Public Domain   
Source: www.jfklibrary.org


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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 pandamonium27@gmail.com.


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