The fifth annual Waterfront Village Home Tour will highlight residential gems of Southwest DC. Courtesy of Waterfront Village.

By Southwester Staff

Waterfront Village’s annual home tour of Southwest DC will take place on Sunday, October 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This will be the fifth anniversary year for the tour and the first conducted as a self-guided walking tour since 2019.

“I never thought I would be this excited about a home tour, but being able to walk the neighborhood and visit homes in person again is a big deal after two years of COVID restrictions,” said Carroll Quinn, president of Waterfront Village.  “It’s remarkably comforting to return to the original format; sort of like coming home after a long vacation.”

The house tour, supported by local businesses and organizations, will showcase residential gems of Southwest DC, highlighting the history and diversity of the community. According to Quinn, the houses, apartments, churches and commercial buildings in the area are a tribute to the architecture and styles of the past few centuries, and a walk through the neighborhood is a history lesson. This year, the tour will feature both existing and newly finished homes, underscoring the dynamic mix of old and new in Southwest DC.

Proceeds from the home tour will support Waterfront Village’s programming and services for older adults in Southwest DC and the Navy Yard. These services include rides to medical appointments, telephone and in-home check-in visits, emergency grocery and prescription delivery, light home repairs and technology assistance.  

Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church at 555 Water Street SW will serve as the registration site for participants in the walking tour. Tickets can be purchased at  Information is also available by calling the Village office at 202-656-1834. Tickets are $25 prior to October 16 and $30 if purchased on the day of the event.  

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