Martin Luther King, Jr. Abraham Lincoln. The alleys of DC tremble with epic tales.

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 West Loop of the Downtown Heritage Trail.

On this hour-long tour, you will:

  • Discover where President Ulysses S. Grant liked to sip whiskey
  • Visit Abraham Lincoln’s church
  • Hear the dramatic story of the Pearl – a ship of runaway slaves – as told by one of their descendants
  • Directions


    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 – West