Secrets and Scandals Tour

What to expect
  • Gain a whole new perspective on our nation's sordid history during this guided walking tour
  • Learn about the misadventures, misfortunes and misbehaviors of D.C.'s most notable characters
  • Hear stories about the secret service, inaugurations gone awry, and a first lady who committed bigamy
  • Follow your expert local guide to uncover the raunchier side of America's past
If you've ever thought of history as boring, then this tour is about to change your whole perspective about our country's past! Join this laugh out loud guided walking tour that takes you through the more sordid past of our founding fathers. From inaugurations gone awry, duels, and a first lady who committed bigamy, all the way to curses, love affairs, and the history of the secret service; this tour covers the misadventures, misfortunes and misbehaviors of some of the most notable names in American history. Uncover D.C. mysteries, such as who really saved Washington's portrait from a burning White House, and why the Treasury Building is structured in a way where it blocks the view of the Capitol from the White House. If you're looking for the lighter side of D.C.'s history, this tour is something you absolutely can't afford to miss.

Note: This tour lasts approximately 2 hours and covers a total distance of .75 miles. A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. If you are group of 6 or more and place multiple bookings to go around our partner's restriction, our partner will immediately cancel your bookings. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, pay-what-you-wish is for every budget! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don't show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
Key Highlights
Price Free!
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 20 positive reviews
Cancellation must be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Failure to do so will result in future bookings being placed on stand-by status.

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