Walking Tours

Downtown 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

Next public tour: Spring 2015

Jewish 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: Fall 2015

Jewish Sites in Arlington National Cemetery

Tour sites related to Jewish history and military heroes, including the Confederate Memorial by Sir Moses Ezekiel and the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials.

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

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: Spring 2015

Private Tours Available


  • Available for Downtown Jewish Washington 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.


  • 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.
    Please Note: Inquire about price change if your group requires transportation within Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Maximum group size: 25. Must book at least 6 weeks in advance.
  • Information on youth tours for school groups.

See above information for specifics about duration and distance.

To request a group tour, fill out the online form, call (202) 789-0900, or email info@jhsgw.org for more information.