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Private Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue's Politics and History

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Washington, DC has a reputation as a wheeler-dealer city where billion-dollar contracts and political alliances are sealed in smokey bars, boardrooms, and diners hosted by power brokers in swanky Georgetown townhouses. On this tour, go down memory lane of scandals past, discover the secrets, lies, and backstories behind DC congressmen, journalists, military men, and politicos throughout history - from Capitol Hill to the Judicial Branch and the FBI straight to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. You will trawl the haunts associated with some of Washington’s greatest scandals, rumors, indiscretions, and media storms. Examine the phenomena of 'Fake News,' the tenures of Presidents past and present, and ask yourself if you would make yourself at home in a city where politicians seem to be a revolving door of residents. Book your tickets today!

Activity Highlights
  • Private Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue's Politics and History in Washington DC
  • Enjoy innumerable tales in Lafayette Square, including Kennedy's affair with suspected East German spy Inga Arvad and how his father involved the notorious FBI director, J Edgar Hoover, in ending the tryst
  • Hear about the wild parties thrown in the White House, including Andrew Jackson's inauguration party in which he slipped out of the house through a back window to escape the rabble
  • Learn about the stories of today's occupants and the drinking parties in local establishments which happen each time another member of the administration departs
  • Be captivated by the tales of attempted assassinations and how each was thwarted
  • Children under 12 years old are free

Duration: 3 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Private Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue's Politics and History for group size of choice
  • Plenty of time to take photos at your favorite places
  • A friendly and professional private tour guide
  • Informative & private walking tour
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Any necessary medications
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • ID
Restrictions
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please reach out to the provider prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Food and drinks are not included in the price. Your guide will be happy to recommend local favorites along the way.
  • Cost of hotel pick up/drop off is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport.
  • You must be able to walk for 3 hours and navigate city sidewalks to participate in this tour.
  • The minimum purchase for this tour is 2 guests. Children under 12 years old are free with purchase of any private tour.
  • No alcohol, drugs, or firearms permitted.
  • Private Tour has a maximum of 8 guests.
  • Gratuities are not included.
Additional information
  • Tour runs rain or shine. In the event of extreme types of weather such as snowstorm, ice, lightning, flooding, or similar, your tour will be rescheduled at vendor discretion.
  • The tour starts at General Tadeusz Kościuszko Statue and ends at Decatur House where you will hear about the drinking parties and scandals of the political past and present.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible, however please note on some occasions slight modifications to the route may need to be made.
  • Service animals are permitted on the tour.
  • Restrooms are available during the tour.
  • Street parking is available for a fee.
  • Smoking is permitted.
Location

H Street Northwest, Madison Pl NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

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