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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Overview

Link up with Off the Mall Walking Tours for an enlightening stroll around Lafayette Square and its surroundings. Discover the history of General Marquis de Lafayette, French architecture in the city, African American DC residents who sought refuge in France, and Washington's original planner, Pierre L'Enfant.

Discover what created the special connection between France and Washington, DC

Explore the history behind the Revolutionary War and the original planner of Washington, Pierre L'Enfant

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Lafayette square and the surrounding neighbourhood

Uncover a new side of DC on this 1.5 hour French Connections walking tour

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Year-Round,
Offered multiple days a month

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome
  • Physical limitations: Must be able to be on their feet for at least 2 hours. Not recommended for people with back problems.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Individuals with disabilities: Wheelchair accessible 
  • Languages: English
  • Pets: Service animals are allowed

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 1.5 hours. Tour/experience may go slightly longer based on participant engagement throughout the tour/experience.
  • What’s included: Admission to the tour
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you at all times as well as up to 20 total participants. This experience will be cancelled if the minimum participant requirement is not met.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservation.
  • Photo/ video: Photos are encouraged!

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This experience is weather dependent
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive at the meeting spot a few minutes in advance
  • Parking: There is street and private parking near all meeting points
  • What to wear: Clothing appropriate for the weather, good walking shoes
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: No changing rooms, but there will be bathroom breaks during the tour.

Full description

France and Washington, DC have a very special connection, and this tour will show you the many ways in which our Gallic friends have influenced the nation's capital. This 1.5 walk takes you around Lafayette Square and the surrounding neighborhood covering such topics as the Revolutionary War hero General Marquis de Lafayette, the city's heavily French-influenced architecture, African American DC residents who lived in France to escape segregation in America in the early 20th century, and the original planner of Washington, Pierre L'Enfant.

Tour begins at Lafayette Square's SE Corner (Lafayette's Statue) and ends approximately at 15th and H Street NW. 2nd Saturday of the month 11am or 2pm depending on the specific date.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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