Hello

Thanks for visiting this site considering my services. I am dedicated to delivering to you a fun, educational, and worthwhile experience whether you're visiting solo, touring with family, or managing a school field trip.

A little about me: I have fifteen years of practice in the field of experiential education including teaching about civics and American history, helping people learn though documenting the built environment, and interpreting monuments and memorials. My work has included teacher professional development, museum education, and teaching in the K-12 environment. 

I look forward to working with your family, tour group, or school to tailor a unique DC experience for your next visit to the nation's capital. Thanks for your time!

- Tim | tim@attucksadams.com | 202-681-0046

Originally founded as Liberty DC Tours in 2009, Attucks Adams continues to provide a quality touring experience to visitors of Washington, DC. My objective is to decode the language of Washington, making your time in DC memorable, educational, and fun! I changed the name to Attucks Adams in 2015. So, what does it mean?

Crispus Attucks was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and widely considered to be the first casualty in the American Revolutionary War. "The first to defy, and the first to die," Attucks symbolized the beginning of a conflict that would transform the preeminent British colonial territory into the United States of America. Some of Attucks' personal history and background are lost to history, but he was a person of color and his death at the hands of the British presaged the complex and important role Black Americans played both in the Revolution and in the establishment of the United States of America.

John Adams served as the first Vice President of the United States and the second President of the United States. He was the first President to occupy the newly finished White House. With the Supreme Court, Congress, and the President all present in the District of Columbia, Adams' tenure marked the first time that Washington was fully realized as the capital city and the home to all three branches of American government. Although he served as President of the newly independent United Sates, John Adams is also known as the lawyer for a British Captain Preston -- charged with murder of Crispus Attucks and others at the Boston Massacre. Under Adams' representation, Preston was acquitted. 

Images:
Crispus Attucks. ca. 1897. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2004677546/>.
John Adams / SW. [Between 1870 and 1900] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2002719747/>.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a tour?
1) Read the home page or Book a Tour page for descriptions of each tour.
2) Call (202-681-0046) or email me (tim@attucksadams.com) to reserve your tour date and time.
3) Submit payment on the Book a Tour page.
4) You're amazing, thank you!

What the refund policy?
Full refunds are available for walking tours canceled at least 48 hours before start time. Discover DC bus tours must be cancelled 96 hours in advance for a full refund. 

Do you accept other forms of payment?
Contact me to work out another form of payment. I'm flexible.

What about the weather?
The tours occur during rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. In the case of extreme weather such as hurricanes or blizzard conditions we'll call you to update the status of your reservation.

Are the tours private?
Unless clearly noted, all tours are private. When you book a tour, that time slot is allotted just for you and you receive my full attention.

Are you licensed?
Yes, I am licensed by the Government of the District of Columbia. Tour Guide License number available upon request.