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My Story



My name is Scott Smiley (but you can just call me Smiley) and I am a lifelong resident of the DC area.  After a 30-year career in the finance and the not-for profit space, I followed my passion for travel and love of history and became a professional, licensed, certified tour guide.  It has been nothing but fun (OK--pandemic aside) ever since.  I would love to share with you the place that I call home. 


Behind all the many monuments, memorials and sites that our area has to offer are tales of people who they memorialize or who made them happen.  As you stroll the streets and paths with me, laugh at the follies of our predecessors, marvel at their accomplishments, and cry for their sacrifice.  Let's get some steps in, have some fun, and learn a little more about this great region.

I am certified by the International Tour Management Institute, a Trip School Graduate, a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC, and I am licensed in the District of Columbia.  You are always in good hands with Smiley!

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