Walking Backward: DC History Tours

Available Tours

Below are tours currently offered in Washington DC. Click on the individual tour to see the schedule.

Residences of the Presidentses: Kalorama and Dupont

This tour is entirely outdoors, usually lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and covers 2.1 miles. The tour begins and ends next to the south entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro (next to the Krispy Kreme).

Check out two of DC’s most beautiful neighborhoods and discover an insane amount of presidential history! Every POTUS from 1901 to 1945 spent some of their years living in Kalorama or Dupont Circle. You’ll see their homes, explore their stomping grounds and hear their stories -- including affairs, bitter rivalries, power plays, great triumphs, tragic downfalls, second chances, assassination attempts, and even a huge explosion.

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Residences of the Presidentses: Lafayette Square and Foggy Bottom

This tour is entirely outdoors, usually lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and covers 2.3 miles. The tour begins and ends in front of the DC Improv Comedy Club (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW).

Neighborhoods near the White House have always been a presidential playground! Our history geek will take you to Foggy Bottom and then Lafayette Square – one of the most famous public spaces in the world. You’ll see where presidents lived, worked, partied, plotted and worshipped – before, during and after their time in office. You’ll check out some of DC’s oldest homes and hear the stories behind them: the founding of DC, scandals worthy of Real Housewives, a shootout, slaves fighting for freedom, a city on fire and lots more.