Discover the Birthplace of American Politics
Stroll the streets of Washington, DC’s oldest residential neighborhood. See the iconic U.S. Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. Engage is a lively discussion and debate about historic and current American politics, all led by a local guide. Finish up with a drink on DC’s historic Barrack’s Row.
- Learn about the U.S. government and its frequently controversial politicians and policies.
- Engage in some friendly debate on American politics and issues.
- Discover the origins of the nation’s capital.
- Wander through the beautiful, historic Capitol Hill neighborhood and discover local shops and restaurants.
- Grab a drink in the oldest commercial district in the city.
Washington, DC is the center of American government and politics – and this tour will let you experience all the political action and participate in the debate! Our guides will act as educators and facilitators and give you all the information, history, and context you need to have a lively debate with your fellow guests and, who knows, we may solve some issues while we’re at it! Even if we don’t change any policies, we’ll still end the tour at a local neighborhood business and celebrate the bonds of friendship.
Your Washington, DC tour begins at the heart of the city, the U.S. Capitol Building. Here, you’ll discover the origins of the city, the inner workings of the American government, and some incredible stories about U.S. politics as you stand right in front of the building that started it all. Discuss the development of the city as you gaze upon the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress.
Next, we’ll wander up one of the most historic streets in the city while engaging in a lively political discussion and debate, all led by your guide. Opinions welcome, but keep it friendly!
During our journey we’ll pass and discuss some of the most historic places of Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, the Old Navy Hospital, and the Marine Core Barracks. Find out where all the movers and shakers meet outside the office, and uncover the changes the neighborhood and city have undergone. You’ll be fascinated by how you can see the origins of the city in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Finally, we’ll check out the oldest commercial district in the city, Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide will point out some of the best spots to eat, drink, and socialize in the city, before ending your Washington tour at one of our favorite cafes, bars, or restaurants on the Row.
Local English-speaking guide.
Food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
In front of the Capitol Building, on the Capitol side of the street, at the intersection of First St. NE, First St. SE and East Capitol St. NE
Please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather as much of the tour takes place outside.