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Get off the National Mall and explore the streets and alleys of Downtown Washington. This audio walking tour will take you into the heart of DC’s history. Narrated by National Public Radio’s Korva Coleman, this one-hour journey guides you along the Center Loop of the Downtown Heritage Trail.

This tour takes you off the beaten path of touristy DC. You’ll visit:

  • Ford’s Theatre
  • The Verizon Center
  • The Old Center Market

Stand in the very alley where Abraham Lincoln’s murderer escaped. And walk along Pennsylvania Avenue – and hear the ghosts of soldiers, protesters, and presidents echoing around you.


1. View & print the map. (Click here)
2. Choose your download (see options below).
3. Walk to stop 1 on the map and press play.

The Tour Map

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The Voice Behind the Tour

WashingtonDCiPodTourNarratorYour host narrator on this tour is Korva Coleman of National Public Radio. An award-winning journalist and contributor to nationally syndicated programs like All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation. Korva’s voice will guide you through the historic streets of Washington DC.

Shel’ll also introduce you to an eclectic cast of Washingtonians, from street vendors, to pro athletes, to social activists, who all call DC home.

Tour Details

Tour Length: 1 hour
Tour Distance: 1 mile
Recommended Times: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Washington DC: Downtown