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Illuminating Historic Georgetown: GLOW DC Design Tour

September 12, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Levain Bakery (3131 M Street NW)

In a uniquely illuminating experience, DC Design Tours will be featuring Georgetown’s GLOW art installations on a special Historic Georgetown evening walking tour! A mention of modern Georgetown typically conjures up images of stately brick homes, tidy tree-lined streets, elegant cemeteries, bustling shops, and a world class University. Now one of the most idyllic and elite neighborhoods in Washington DC, Georgetown’s origins are much less picturesque. Described by Abigail Adams as “a dirty little hole,” Georgetown began as a gritty colonial port, replete with ruffians, sailors, slave traders, brothels, and saloons. In this rags to riches tale, we’ll be learning about Georgetown’s historic transformation, sharing the secrets of DC’s most exclusive neighborhood, and shining a light on the contemporary artists behind GLOW’s immersive installations.

The tour begins outside of Levain Bakery at 3131 M St NW and ends at Potomac St and M St NW at The Weight of A Rainbow GLOW installation

Duration: 2 Hours
When: Sunday, September 12th 6-8pm, and Friday, September 24th, 7-9pm
Cost: Tickets are $35 per person and can purchased at

DC Design Tours offers walking tours across the District, sharing local history through the framework of architecture and design. DCDT was founded in 2015 by Carolyn Muraskin. Carolyn created this DC-based, woman-owned small business with the mission of combining her passion for architecture and love for the Federal Capital, to share the stories behind some of the most iconic buildings and best hidden gems in Washington, DC. The Historic Georgetown and Dupont Circle & Embassy Row tours are some of our most popular, especially among locals!

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