Spies of Georgetown
Cold War Intrigue
- 2 hr 30 min2 hours 30 minutes
- 39 US dollars$39
- Old Stone House
From the days of the American Civil War, Georgetown has been a breeding ground and a playground for domestic and international spies. As the 19th century turned into the 20th century, growing concern about the rise of communism in the United States led to several Red Scares. In the period after WWII, the Cold War heated up as the United States and the USSR engaged in an international competition between democracy and communism. On this exciting tour, Katherine will regale you with the intrigues of nefarious spies, counterspies, and double agents and will guide you through the spy capital of the world, exploring cafés, houses, dead drops, bars, hotels, parks, and embassies that served as the “wilderness of mirrors” that comprised the notorious intelligence underbelly of Washington, D.C. You will walk in the steps of such infamous spies as “Wild” Bill Donovan, Julia Child, Alger Hiss, Elizabeth Bentley, Jonathon Pollard, James Angleton, and Vitaly Yurchenko. On this tour, a colorful cast of socialites, businessmen, CIA agents, government workers, and military personnel, along with their visits to local haunts where international intrigue was hatched over long, boozy lunches, will not fail to amaze you.
Old Stone House, M Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA