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Find guided tours that take you behind-the scenes at Metro DC's museums, theatres, monuments and neighborhoods and beyond on CultureCapital. Tours shown here are led by experts in their field.

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On Freedom's Trail Bus Tour
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat, May 10
Join historian C.R. Gibbs for a unique historical experience tracing the path from fetters to freedom in the nation's capital. On this bus tour, you will visit places where slaves were sold, freedom seekers escaped, and laws were written to secure the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C.
Walking Tour: All the President's Pups
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Thru Sat, June 28
Dogs welcome! This special walking tour covers 1.25 miles of Mount Vernon terrain stopping at five historic locations, including the West Gate. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon, from the first president’s dogs to the dogs that live at Mount Vernon today.
Dinner for the Washingtons Tour
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Thru Sun, June 29
This one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the Mansion's basement. The tour will end in Mount Vernon’s greenhouse with a special tasting.
Georgetown Walking Tour with Cupcakes
Sun, April 20
Dumbarton House
Onboard the Great Ships: Behind the Scenes at the Port of Baltimore. All-Day Tour
Wed, April 30
Mayflower Hotel - Smithsonian Associates Tours
Cycle Through Aviation History
Sat, May 3
College Park Aviation Museum
The Met’s Magnificent Cloisters Museum and Gardens. All-Day Tour
Fri, May 9
Mayflower Hotel - Smithsonian Associates Tours
Altoona’s Railroading Heritage. All-Day Tour
Sat, May 10
Holiday Inn Capitol-Smithsonian Associates Tours
House + Walking Tours: Tudor Place and the Civil War Home Front
Sat, May 10
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Mother's Day Tours
Sun, May 11
Riversdale House Museum
History on Foot: Detective James McDevitt
Wed, April 23 thru Wed, May 28
Ford's Theatre
Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tue, April 22 thru Tue, October 28
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden