Take a Walk Around ‘Town
Tenleytown has been dubbed a “walker’s paradise,” and one of the best ways to get to know our charming neighborhood and Main Street community is on foot. With so much to see and do here, you’ll encounter something new every time you visit. To discover all Tenleytown has to offer – from hidden gems to local history to works of art – enjoy a Tenleytown walking tour. Whether you are near or far, you can take part. Follow the multimedia tour virtually on your computer OR take it with you on your mobile device for a self-guided in-person tour filled with fun facts about local spots. Just click the links below to get started. Happy walking!
Tenleytown is a community that values the arts. From annual summer concerts at Fort Reno to Washington, DC’s only full-service music store to art galleries and dance studios on and around Wisconsin Avenue – they all enliven our business district and surrounding neighborhood. During this walking tour, explore the neighborhood’s many murals, as well as local businesses and institutions that feature works of art.
The tour begins and ends within a block of the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station.
Armesleigh Park is an early 20th century suburb within Tenleytown. The first houses were built in 1919, coinciding with the opening of the Connecticut and Wisconsin Avenue streetcar lines, the homecoming of World War I soldiers, and the end of the Spanish influenza pandemic. During this walking tour, presented in partnership with the Tenleytown Historical Society, learn about the history of this small neighborhood, which celebrated its centennial in 2020.
The tour begins and ends within a short walk of the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station.