Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum

Programs & Tours: Walking Tours

Downtown
Jewish Washington

Jewish
Old Town Alexandria

Jewish Sites in
Arlington National Cemetery

Schedule a private tour


Historic 7th Street neighborhoodDowntown Jewish Washington

Learn what Jewish life and worship was like in the historic Seventh Street, NW, neighborhood from 1850 to 1950. The tour includes visiting the sites of four former synagogues.

Start: Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
701 Third Street, NW (corner of G Street)
Washington, D.C. - Directions

End: former home of Washington Hebrew Congregation, 816 Eighth Street NW (between H and I Streets), Washington, D.C.

Distance and duration: 0.75 miles, 1.5 hours

Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members

NEW VERSION DEBUT!
"Downtown Synagogues and DC's Urban Evolution"

October 12, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., open to the public - More details


Goldsmith building on King StreetJewish Old Town Alexandria

Learn Old Town Alexandria's long and storied Jewish history, from the 1850s to today. Includes the sites of two former synagogues and several Jewish businesses along King Street-including some that show traces of past Jewish owners.

Start: The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street,
Alexandria, VA - Directions

End: Former home of Agudas Achim Congregation, 508 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA

Distance and duration: 1 mile, 1.5 hours

Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members

Next public tour: Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT


Jewish Sites in Arlington National Cemetery

Confederate Memorial at Arlington National CemeteryTour sites related to Jewish history and military heroes, including the Confederate Memorial by Sir Moses Ezekiel (seen right) and the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials.

Start: Visitor Center of Arlington National Cemetery at entrance facing parking

End: Tomb of the Unknowns

Distance and duration: 1.5 miles (includes hill), 2.5 hours

Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members

Next public tour: MAY 2015


Private Tours Available

Individual/family:

  • Available for downtown DC only
  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • $100 for up to 5 people.
  • Must book at least a week in advance.

Group:

  • Available for any tour, Sunday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • $200 for up to 15 people; $15/person for more than 15 people.
  • Maximum group size: 25. Must book at least 6 weeks in advance.
  • Information on tours for school groups.

See above information for specifics about duration and distance.

Contact the Society at (202) 789-0900 or info@jhsgw.org to arrange a tour.