Private Politics Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC, USA
- Pennsylvania Avenue: See the headquarters of all three branches of government, as well as the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building, the Federal Trade Commission, the Library of Congress, and the historic Old Post Office Clock Tower.
- Willard Hotel: Visit the lobby of this fabled D.C. institution, an unofficial (and breathtaking) center for political wheeling, dealing, and cultural icons since the 1850s.
- The National Archives: Depending on time and your party's personal preferences, we can visit the lead-lined vaults that contain America's founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
- More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special – an experienced local journalist or historian. Known officially as "docents" (from the Latin for teacher), these Ph.D. and M.A.-level experts encourage discussion and participation, adding little-known tales of political intrigue and insight.
- Your group, your tour: This private experience lets you set the departure time and the pace that works for your group's interests. The tour usually runs about three hours, but even that's flexible.
About This Washington DC Tour
Pennsylvania Avenue. If America has a Main Street, this is it.
Please meet in the lobby of the Willard Hotel by the concierge desk. The Willard is located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, at the intersection of Pennsylvania and 14th Street.
As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.
Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.
If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.
Museums and monuments can sometimes close without notice due to labor strikes, structural problems, or other civic disturbances.
The docent who leads a given walk may become unavailable at the last minute due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance. In these cases we will seek to re-organize the walk to accommodate the change; however, our responsibility in these cases is limited and we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control. Price of the tour does not include entrance fees, meals or necessary transportations. These will be paid on the spot by the participants.
Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at Hello@GoBe.com.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Private Tour
Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.
Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Traveling with children 12 years of age and younger? Tell us their ages and interests during the booking process so we can match you with the best guide.
Special Medical Restriction
If you use a folding wheelchair, we'll do our best to accommodate you with at least 7 days of advanced notice, providing you have someone along to assist you. Email us at Hello@GoBe.com. Accessibility at all venues cannot be guaranteed.
Price of the tour does not include entrance fees, meals or necessary transportations. These will be paid on the spot by the participants.
Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.
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