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Tour with Russ: Your guide to Washington, DC

Washington, DC: Capital city of the United States. Location of the White House, U.S. Congress, and Supreme Court. Headquarters for federal agencies. Site of national monuments, memorials, museums, and the National Mall. Host to embassies and international organizations. Cultural center for music, theater, and art. A city of diverse and distinctive neighborhoods and numerous historic sites and parks.




With so many choices, it can be hard for you to decide what to see and do. Russ can help.

I have lived in the area for almost 30 years and have been a guide for more than 10.

I know Washington; I love showing visitors its historic, cultural, and natural treasures, and I enjoy sharing interesting facts and stories about the city, its residents, and visitors.

Let me know your interests and the time you have for a tour, and I will work with you to plan a tour that will be a highlight of your visit.

We can tour by vehicle with hired driver, public transportation, foot, or bicycle.



Tour possibilities:
  • US Capitol, White House, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Archives, National Mall, monuments, memorials, Smithsonian and national museums
  • Arlington National Cemetery 
  • Mount Vernon
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Embassy Row
  • DC neighborhoods: Anacostia, Capitol Hill, Southwest, Georgetown, Shaw/U Street, and Columbia Heights
  • Parks and trails: Rock Creek,  National Arboretum, Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island, Great Falls Park, C&O National Historical Park and Trail, and Shenandoah National Park
  • African American history
  • Civil War sites
  • Specialty tours

Once you have an idea of what you want to see and do, tell me about it, and I will get back to you with tour details and cost. Reach out to me if you have any questions.

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I will plan and guide a tour that is just right for you! Not sure what you want to do yet? Check out some possibilities.



“My bus driver loves you. The seniors love you. I love you. Whenever I put a trip together, they always ask, ‘Is Russ going to be there?’ You are kind, dependable, and always willing to help me. I ask and you find it out. Thank you.”

Group leader, church gospel group (Pennsylvania)


“Russ knew the area, knew what conditions would be like, and … made it work for us. The hiking and the trail conditions and challenges were invigorating and the scenery was beautiful. The accommodations were excellent!”

Participant, West Virginia outing (New Jersey)


“He was incredibly knowledgeable and a genius at making the most of our time and knew the precise ins and outs timing-wise with every stop along the way to make the most of our time there.”

Program leader, middle school students (Missouri)


“It has been an extraordinary experience. You were so informative with just the right amount of information. Thank you for your graciousness and patience with the boys.”

Parent, student performance group (California)