Black Georgetown

A Hidden History

  • 2 hours
  • 35 US dollars
  • Old Stone House

Service Description

Georgetown, Washington, DC's oldest neighborhood, predates the establishment of the capital by forty years, and from its founding as a tobacco port in 1751, enslaved and free Africans helped build the community. Their legacy threads through Georgetown's history from its colonial roots to contemporary times, but today, remains a history largely hidden in plain sight. In recent decades, historians have begun to recover what is a unique and fascinating history, especially in the Herring Hill section of Georgetown. From the end of slavery, the story of its Black community was one of doctors and educators and lawyers and business owners who built a thriving Black economy in the neighborhood. Although much of the Black population had left Georgetown by the 1960s, the legacy of their contributions remains. This tour will explore the Herring Hill neighborhood of Georgetown and reveal a rich and complex, but little known, history of a once thriving and vibrant Black community.


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Contact Details

  • Old Stone House, M Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA