Virtual Downtown Tour

During the virtual walking tour presentation, you will learn the story of one Jewish neighborhood in Washington DC and watch the neighborhood change with time as we move from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement to current day.  This virtual tour will lead you into the historic heart of Jewish life, visiting four former synagogues in the 7th Street neighborhood which was once hub of Jewish commercial and religious life in the nation’s capital. We’ll examine cross cultural connections and learn about how many communities lived together in one neighborhood that was always changing. Our tour will end with a sneak peek of the new Capital Jewish Museum.  

Groups of 10+ can email info@capitaljewishmuseum.org to make a reservation. The cost of the tour is $125. 

NEW TOUR: Monuments and Memory

Monuments and Memory
Explore the connection between DC’s monuments and collective memory.

DC is a national stage for events, but is also a city with nearly 700,000 residents who call this place home (and is also experienced by hundreds of thousands of commuters, visiting tourists, and day-trippers). Looking at the city with the perspective of the Jewish value Zachor (or, memory) reminds us that here in our capital city, our landscape holds the memories of an entire nation. The past continues to live within us, and we have the responsibility to carry each other’s stories forward. In this tour we will stop at many monuments and memorials and reflect on our collective memory.

Ages: 13 & up

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 2 miles

Tours start at the home of the new Capital Jewish Museum at 575 3rd Street, NW, Washington, DC. Please gather on the corner of 3rd & F Streets, NW, across from the Museum. (Please note, the site is under construction and closed to the public.)

Parking / Transit: Limited street parking, which is free on Sundays. / Red Line: Judiciay Square, exit at National Building Museum.

Groups: To schedule a private tour of 10+, please email info@capitaljewishmuseum.org for more information. 

Schedule: March through October / Calendar

Walking Tour: Monuments & Memory
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Historic Adas Israel synagogue (foreground) and National Building Museum, formerly the headquarters of the United States Pension Bureau, background, ca. 1905.