Member Categories

The Guild promotes Washington, DC area tourism and the tour guide profession, maintains and advances professional standards, keeps members informed about relevant issues, and works with local governments and organizations to create a visitor-friendly environment. Our purpose is to help members deliver wonderful experiences to their clients.

The Guild has over 550 member.  Categories of membership are: 


  • Licensed Tour Guides (Guild Guides, Guild Certified Guides, and Guild Certified Master Guides) make up the majority of the membership.

  • Affiliate Members organize tours, bring groups to Washington, DC, and hire guides.

  • Friends offer services to the tourism industry and promote and enhance Washington, DC as a tour destination.