What You'll Get
Explore Washington's beautiful and historic Kalorama district on a two-hour walking tour from Washington Walks. You'll begin this walking tour by ascending the "Spanish Steps" that lead to the heights of the Kalorama district of Washington, D.C. One of the most scenic neighborhoods in Washington, the high ground of Kalorama is known for its many embassies and ambassadors' houses. You'll explore the diplomatic community, the public artworks, and the historic houses of the district, including former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson's home.
Joel Barlow named the estate he purchased in 1807 Kalorama for the expansive views to be had from its place overlooking today’s Rock Creek Park. No more exquisitely beautiful enclave exists in America’s capital.
Kalorama has always been a prime residential area, its glory the urban mansions located on the high ground between Massachusetts and Connecticut Avenues. This tour will start by ascending the “Spanish Steps” to reach the heights where Washington’s diplomatic community is evident everywhere you look, many of the original single family homes now occupied by ambassadors or embassy offices. Former police and fire call boxes punctuate the neighborhood as imaginative works of public art as does a brightly colored panda. Try to identify the oldest house in the District and discover the Woodrow Wilson House. Wilson was the only U.S. president to retire in D.C. Like him, once tourists have sampled the architectural and natural radiance that is Kalorama, they won’t want to leave!
The Fine Print
Offer does not include ticketing fees. Information on how you'll receive or pick up your tickets along with any date-specific advisories or restrictions will be provided to you in checkout.