Georgetown Walking Tour
This tour begins at the Georgetown campus and walks through the rich history of the Georgetown neighborhood, first established in 1751. In its early decades, it was a prominent shipping port, and later industries like flour mills and factories arose. In the nineteenth century, it grew into a fashionable area of the capital region. After the Civil War, a prominent African-American community grew as freed men and woman settled there. In 1871, Georgetown became part of Washington, DC. After World War I, Georgetown declined in prosperity and living conditions, which the New Deal improved in the 1930s. This tour incorporates sites from a variety of time periods and facets of Georgetown's history.