WALKING TOURS

See 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
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We associate 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]


SPIES OF WASHINGTON: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

The neighborhoods 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!

Note: 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 in Washington.

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@spiesofwashingtontour.com or to jcbessette@aol.com

The Spies of Washington Tour® coach and walking tours have been developed and are presented by a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and Vietnam veteran, who is a Certified Master Tour Guide for the Washington, DC area.

Note: A vehicular Spies tour is available on a private basis. Call (703) 569-1875 for more information.

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