Herring Hill: Georgetown Walking Tour April 28th

Photo by dumbartonhouse.org
Dwane Starlin in Herring Hill
Dwane Starlin in Herring Hill

Starting in Herring Hill with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, learn about the eighteenth-century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. Continue exploring Georgetown and see the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the nineteenth century.


What you need to know:


• Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corner of Q and 27th Streets in Georgetown at 12:00 pm sharp


• The two-hour tour meets rain or shine


  Purchase tickets in advance. Day of only cash or check accepted.


• Children 3 and younger are free, but must be in a stroller


• No pets allowed


• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing


• Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House


• Bring a bottle of water


• Note: This walking tour does not include access inside the private homes.


To learn even more about the history of the African American community in Georgetown, read Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day, by Kathleen Lesko.