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Think DC is all white guys in fancy suits? No way. 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 East Loop of the Downtown Heritage Trail.

Explore the immigrant story of our nation’s capital. You’ll meet an Italian priest. An Eritrean street vendor. And you’ll even spend some time with the “mayor” of Chinatown.

You’ll also visit:

  • The Chinatown Arch
  • The National Building Museum
  • Mary Suratt’s Boarding House – the first woman to receive capital punishment in the US
  • Ok. Enough reading. Start downloading. And go explore DC.


    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 – East