Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour

Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Walking Tour
Detail Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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This tour will take you off the beaten path to explore through the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. You will learn about places like:

  • Meridian Hill Park – Home of the James Buchanan Memorial
  • Josephine Butler Parks Center – This Renaissance-revival style mansion was once home to the Hungarian Embassy.
  • The Pink Palace – A historic home that used to be known as the Intra-American Defense Board.
  • Warder Mansion – Former home to Antioch College.
  • Mexican Cultural Institute – This century old building’s decorations and wall murals are on display for the public to view.
  • Scottish Rite of the District of Columbia – Home to the Scottish Rite Masons, a meeting place for men to study and gain a deeper understanding of the Masonic philosophy.
  • Unification Church – The spiritually based movement was founded by Sun Myung Moon
  • Former Ontario Theater – This used to be one of the cities classiest movie theaters that would host elegant movie premieres and famous rock bands.
  • Lanier Firehouse – The firehouse was built in 1908 and is easily recognized by its stucco walls.
  • Walter Pierce Park -This area used to be home to Native Americans. In 1825, John Quincy Adams bought it from his cousin.

You will see all these buildings and more that played a part in the history of the city. Most people never get to see this side of Washington. But you can!

Venture into some of Washington's most diverse residential areas in this off the beaten path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From DC socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests, and almost the Lincoln Memorial! Sights we discuss include: 


  • Meridian Hill Park

  • The Envoy 

  • Josephine Butler Parks Center

  • Dorchester House

  • The Pink Palace

  • Warder Mansion

  • Spanish Cultural Center

  • Mexican Cultural Institute

  • Scottish Rite of the District of Columbia

  • Unification Church

  • Former Ontario Theater

  • Lanier Firehouse

  • Walter Pierce Park

  • Former Site of Knickerbocker Theater

  • Adams Morgan Row


This tour meets at the bottom of the fountain in Meridian Hill Park near 1559 Wst NW. The tour takes about 2 hours and covers approximately 2 miles, ending near the intersection of 18th street and Kalorama Rd NW.

Pickup & Return:
Martin Luther King Memorial Bookstore.
Jefferson Memorial.


  • Local guide
  • Walking tour

Does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund
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