Washington, DC at a leisurely pace as you learn about espionage
and intelligence in the nation's capital.
Four walking tours are available:
SPIES OF GEORGETOWN WALKING TOUR.
Georgetown with high-profile political figures, media moguls,
and society leaders, but it also has a rich history of “espionage
and intrigue.” We will discuss these tales of spies and
covert operations as we walk through the narrow streets and past
the stylish homes of this fashionable area.
Meeting place:Meet at the Georgetown Public
Library (corner Wisconsin Ave/R St, NW) [map ]
SPIES IN THE SHADOW
OF THE WHITE HOUSE WALKING TOUR.
See the “heart
of Washington” as you have never seen it before. Stroll
through the “President’s Park,” and learn tales
of Civil War spies from America’s darkest hours. We will
continue our walk along Pennsylvania Avenue as we discuss stories
of spies and counter-spies involving some of the familiar buildings
on “America’s Main Street.”
Meeting place: Meet at Andrew Jackson statue
in center of Lafayette Square [map]
OF WASHINGTON: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
around the present Russian Embassy on Upper Wisconsin Avenue have
a rich history of espionage involving well-known and little known
personalities. . Who was the beautiful young analyst in the Department
of Justice who captured the fancy of the American public and the
press? Was her motivation love or was it treachery? What is the
background of the "tunnel" under the present Russian
Embassy? Where and why was it dug? This walking tour will explore
these areas, and will discuss stories of espionage and intriguing
personalities involving the embassies, the apartments, and the
restaurants of the area, and even the Washington National Cathedral!
This tour involves considerable uphill walking.
Meeting place: Meet at the corner of Wisconsin Ave and Massachusetts Ave (in the park) [map]
SPIES OF CAPITOL HILL
Capitol Hill has been famous for two hundred years as the scene
of political deal-making. Lesser known are the acts of espionage
that have occurred in the very shadow of the dome of the Capitol.
We will see the offices and homes of some famous Hill residents
(some of whom we do not usually associated with espionage), and
learn little known spy stories about some of the most famous buildings
Meeting place: At the entrance to the Union Station Metro station (street level) [map]
For further information and to reserve a tour, call Carol Bessette (703) 569-1875 or email to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org