Historical tours of Washington DC focused on architecture and design

Get an insider’s look at the design of the District with DC Design Tours!  Explore Washington's architectural marvels and best kept secrets, while hearing about the conflicts, controversies, and personalities involved in the development of our Capital City. From Neo-Classical to Brutalist, learn the history behind the brick and mortar on our design-focused Washington tours!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and city-wide closure of non-essential businesses, tours are currently suspended. Please consider a gift card for future tours!
Washington DC Architecture Tours

DC Design Tours conducts walking tours of eight fascinating neighborhoods in Washington DC.   

We also offer private walking, driving, and bus tours.  Get in touch or click on a tour to learn more! 

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Great for first time visitors!

Hear about the glamorous life of  Washington's elite.

Visit architectural marvels on the National stage.


Offered seasonally during the bloom!

Visit Washington's oldest neighborhood.

Washington DC Capitol Hill Architecture Tour

Museums of the National Mall

Learn all about the Smithsonians!

Washington DC Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan Architecture Tour

Get off the beaten path!


Offered year round!

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