The Kennedy Homes of Georgetown

    Rick snider
    09 Jan 2015
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
    Rating
    2 ratings
    Share

    3260 N Street

    Pay wave

    As we make our way to 3260, check out the “garden apartment” steps to the right that lead underground to many units. I’d have to lose weight to squeeze down some of those stairs. Yes, people really live down there. And, I’ve heard stories of those who were buried under plowed streets for a week during heavy snowstorms when the snow piled up on the sidewalks. Makes me shudder just thinking about that.

    OK, we’re reaching 3260. It’s a rather bland place when it comes to Kennedy’s homes. He lived here as a bachelor from 1951-53 after staying with his sister Eunice. Kennedy lived here when meeting Jackie, though there’s no record of her ever staying here. Why, think of the scandal?

    This home was built in 1819. It has 2,300 square feet and five bedrooms. It last sold in 1995 for $400,000, but city tax rolls now assess it at $1.1 million.

    You’ll notice this part of town is a little more commercial as we approach Wisconsin Avenue. I kind of doubt there was a Kinko’s/FedEx when Kennedy walked passed, though. We’re now heading straight down the street to the corner where Martin’s Tavern lies.

    The smells of the Irish menu lingering down the street will probably get you walking faster.

Similar Audio Tours in Washington, D.C.

Rick snider
by Rick Snider in Washington, D.C.
24 Sep 2014
Washington

Lincoln's Assassination

Distance 1mi
Duration 40min
5 ratings

Why did America's most popular actor kill the president? And how did he do it? Was John Wilkes Booth a madman exacting revenge for his beloved South or maybe more? Guide Rick Snider, who is a distant relative of Booth and co-conspirator Mary... More»


Volicon
Locicon 1600-1608 H ...
Rick snider
by Rick Snider in Washington, D.C.
28 Oct 2014
Jackson statue lafayette

The White House's Lafayette Park

Distance 0.5mi
Duration 20min
2 ratings

This is a walk through a small park, but it is also a journey that covers love, betrayal, murder, a duel to the death, attempted assassination, ghosts, the heroes of two wars and - oh yeah - the White House.


Volicon
Locicon 827 16th Str...
Washington tidal basin cropped

A Blossoming Friendship

Distance 2mi
Duration 60min
2 ratings

Take a stroll around the picturesque Tidal Basin, among the famous Japanese cherry trees located in Washington, DC., given as a token of friendship from Japan. You'll hear the history behind the trees, what they represent, and learn about the... More»


Volicon
Locicon 9810 Kutz Br...