Take a walking tour of historic LGBTQ neighborhoods

Walking tours are a great way to learn how historic LGBTQ neighborhoods and gathering spots made history and changed D.C. culture—and appreciate how they inform our understanding of LGBTQ identity today.

Rainbow History Project offers informative guided and self-guided walking tours that trace sites where well-known leaders and unsung heroes alike shaped major political and social movements through formal and informal community centers, businesses, bars and restaurants, publications, and social and cultural organizations.

Guided tours by appointment

We offer guided tours of the historic LGBTQ Dupont Circle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods on request. Tours usually last about 90 minutes. Tours are given by volunteers; we will do our best to meet your request. Guided tours are offered free-of-charge and donations to Rainbow History Project are welcome.

Please  contact us as far in advance as possible.

Self-guided tour brochures

Current self-guided tour brochures

Archival self-guided tour brochures