Tour D.C.’s Sights by Foot and Bike on Saturday

Posted September 26, 2007 at 5:53pm

On Saturday, Cultural Tourism DC will host 45 free walking tours of the nation’s capital for its WalkingTown, DC Fall Edition. The tours, some of which will be on bikes and others on boats, will guide participants through18 D.C. neighborhoods.

The day of tours will begin at 9 a.m., and each tour will last about two hours. The final tour, tracking the steps of the Lincoln assassination, ends at 8:45 p.m. All of the tours are free and reservations are required for only a selected few, including the biking tours.

One tour, “Spies of Georgetown,” will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and will showcase the history of espionage hidden among the stylish homes of Georgetown. Another tour, “Constitution Avenue: Past and Present,” will be led by National Park Service rangers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will chronicle the history of Constitution Avenue.

Other tours will examine the metro area’s green buildings, the Barry Farm in Anacostia and the U.S. National Arboretum.

Cultural Tourism DC is a nonprofit coalition of D.C. organizations that promotes local culture for residents and visitors as a tool for economic development.

For more information on the tours, visit culturaltourismdc.org or call 202-661-7581.

— Leah Carliner