The Issue: Resources Needed to Maintain Free DC Public Tour Program
Since 2000, Cultural Tourism DC has attracted residents, culture enthusiasts, and visitors to DC’s historic neighborhoods through its free WalkingTown DC public tours. The guided walking tours provide many ways to explore the city, from the downtown shopping experience to wooded areas that are home to bald eagle nests and remains of Civil War forts. But as a nonprofit organization, Cultural Tourism DC relies on donations to continue to offer these tours free of charge.
The Campaign: Supporting Cultural Tourism DC’s Public Tour Program
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Cultural Tourism DC to support its free public tour program, which features more than 50 guided walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the District from September 15–21. All tours are led by expert volunteers such as historians, community leaders, and licensed tour guides, and introduce DC residents and visitors to the history and rich culture of Washington, DC. All donations up to $10,000 will be matched by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Visit Cultural Tourism DC’s website for more details and to sign up for a free tour.
Cultural Tourism DC
Washington, DC is known as the nation’s home for politics, but that's not all it has to offer. DC is also a city of historic sites and diverse culture, from museums to live music and dance. Cultural Tourism DC showcases this heritage through five signature programs that also aim to broaden and diversify the city’s audiences for the arts. This includes WalkingTown DC, its annual public walking tour program, and Art4All DC, a three-week arts festival with events held across the District.
Cultural Tourism DC partners with more than 250 cultural and heritage organizations, from The Lincoln Theatre to the Blues Alley Jazz Society, to celebrate and explore DC’s diverse neighborhoods and cultural offerings.