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Exploring History and the Great Outdoors: Things to Do in Georgetown

Georgetown in Washington D.C. exists as an intermediary between historic and future greatness in America. With an absolutely stunning riverside location, this neighborhood has the visceral appeal to complement a deep cultural foundation. From impressive institutions and historic landmarks to beautifully serene parks and riverfronts, here are some of our favorite things to do in Georgetown.

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Thomas and Martha Custis Peter (granddaughter of Martha Washington) built this estate in Georgetown Heights during the early 1800s. Over the years the home has evolved into a historic museum and garden.

Tudor Place has an object collection that widely represents all of the cultural and artistic changes over the past couple centuries. Included in the collection are over 200 artifacts and gifts from Martha and George Washington. There is also an impressive collection of Asian and American military weaponry, including firearms and swords.

Over five acres of open land on the estate house the Tudor Garden. Filled with paths, ponds, garden structures and more, this outdoor viewing attraction exists as an architectural marvel and a peaceful, natural retreat.

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
1644 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Georgetown University

Arguably this neighborhood’s most well known institution is the nationally ranked, reputable Georgetown University. While there are many practical reasons to visit the school— visits for prospective students, visiting active students, and attending one of their nationally recognized athletic events— those who have no personal stock in the school should still take a stroll through campus.

Located on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River, Georgetown University is one of the most aesthetically pleasing schools in the country. Tall, castle like buildings built in the styles of Gothic and Georgian Brick architecture make this a must see place in Georgetown.

Georgetown University
1644 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Waterfront Park

Take in one of Georgetown’s wonderful sunny days at Waterfront Park. Riverside pathways cater to walkers, skaters and cyclists. With various boat tours and kayak rentals, the park has easy access to fun and enjoyment out on the water. This national park run by volunteers and local residents is an all-accessible delightful way to enjoy the simple beauty of Georgetown.

Waterfront Park Georgetown
Water St NW
Georgetown, DC 20007
Our political ancestry, educational future and favorite outdoor summer activities are all exciting options in Georgetown.