Georgetown began in 1751 when the Maryland Assembly authorized the foundation of a town bordering the Potomac River. It was named George Town in honor of King George II, and very soon it prospered through its tobacco and shipping, gaining a reputation as the fashionable quarter of the nation's captital. It was annexed to Washington in 1871, then suffered economic depression in 1891, becoming a slum. With the 1930s New Deal, Georgetown emerged once again as the enclave for the affluent and political genre.
Today, Georgetown boasts many attractions, including the C&O Canal, a scenic park with 180 miles of biking and hiking trails, and the Old Stone House, the oldest intact house in the area, built in 1765. The cemeteries of Georgetown offer a unique historical perspective, especially Oak Hill Cemetery with its Gothic chapel and gates designed by James Renwick, the architect responsible for the Smithsonian Castle and the Renwick Gallery.
(Washington) Adams Morgan Neighborhood
(Middle River) Bowleys Resort Marina
(Washington) Constitution Gardens
(Alexandria) Doorways to Old Virginia
(Frederick) Frederick Brewing Company
07/07 Coming to The Washington area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.