Georgetown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, DC, served as a major port and commercial center during colonial times because of its prime location on the Potomac River. Today, it is a vibrant community with upscale shops, bars and restaurants along its cobblestone streets. Many of the homes along the tree-lined streets are 200 year-old restored row houses with beautiful gardens.
Location: Georgetown is located in Washington, DC north of the Potomac River just across the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The main thoroughfares are M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The neighborhood extends from Georgetown University to the west to Rock Creek Parkway to the east to Montrose Park and Oak Hill Cemetery to the north. See a Map
Transportation and Parking: Georgetown is not accessible by Metrorail. You can get to this historic neighborhood by taking the DC Circulator Bus using the Georgetown/Union Station or Rosslyn/Georgetown/Dupont Circle lines.
See a guide to parking garages and lots in Georgetown.
Major Attractions in Georgetown
- Georgetown University
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C & O Canal)
- Dumbarton House
- Tudor Place
- The Shops at Georgetown Park
- Capital River Cruises
- Old Stone House
- Washington Harbour