Georgetown has become one of the attractive touristic sites in Washington DC. During the First World War, Georgetown was identified as a place with lots of slum but that quickly changed especially in the early fifties when it became a booming commercial center with hotels and taverns.
Military supplies for the country were shipped through Georgetown. Around 1789, Congress made it possible for most imported goods to come through Georgetown since it is situated north of the Potomac River. But when adjacent cities like Alexandria, Baltimore and Philadelphia, Georgetown is no longer gaining that attraction since most fanciful hotels, taverns and shopping centers are being constructed there.