The Original Spy Tour of Washington™

In collaboration with Carol S. Bessette, Certified Master Tour Guide, Francis Gary Powers, Jr. invites you to experience the original Spy Tour of Washington™.

Since its earliest days, Washington, D.C. has been the scene of international intrigue, espionage, and intelligence activity, as the U.S. government has tried to learn the plans of other countries while keeping its own plans secret. Key players in this non-ending drama include personalities as diverse as Rose Greenhow, Herbert Yardley, Major General “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, and Robert Hanssen. This six-hour bus tour will introduce you to many of the locations in and around Washington that have been associated with intelligence and counter intelligence activities for the past two hundred years.

Your three hour mission, if you choose to accept it, may be to locate various espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown; observe the former Cafe where a Soviet spy escaped from his CIA handlers; listen in on a briefing about Civil War espionage at Lafayette Park; tour the Berlin Wall at the Newseum; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen.

According to Cold War Museum Founder, Francis Gary Powers, Jr., “we are excited about the growth and popularity of the original Spy Tour of Washington. A percentage of the proceeds from the original Spy Tour benefit the Cold War Museum, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to preserving Cold War history and honoring Cold War veterans.”

Cost: Starting at $65 Per Person minimum of 30 people from DC Metro area, $80 per person from Richmond and Baltimore Metro areas (add-on’s include: private lunch $30 pp, visit to Spy Museum $15 pp)

Suggested Departure Time: 9:00 AM from DC area, 8:00 AM from Richmond area.

Ordering Tickets: To make a tour reservation, please email send me an email via my Contact page.

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