Georgetown Historic Walk: Unveiling Women's Role During the Cold War Era
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Uncover the hidden stories of women who shaped history during the Cold War era on this engaging Georgetown Historic Walk. Join us for a captivating tour through DC's picturesque neighborhood!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 3327 P St NW - This is the former house of Polly and Frank Wisner, who started the Sunday Night Supper Clubs that would serve as the stage for critical policy making in 1950s - 1970s.
  • 1523 34th St NW - The house of the ill-fated Mary Pinchot Meyer. Artist, bohemian, and mistress of JFK, she was brutally murdered on the C&O Canal and her killer remains a mystery to this day.
  • 1405 34th St NW - The former residence of Evangeline and Ambassador David Bruce. “Vangie” Bruce was the ultimate Ambassador’s wife, acting as the face of our Embassy’s in the most critical posts during the Cold War.
  • Martin’s Tavern - THE watering hole of the era, Martin’s is where JFK proposed to Jackie, where Bob Woodward would go to find the latest story, and where Madeleine Albright still shows up to occasionally.
  • 3307 N St NW - The house where John and Jackie Kennedy lived while JFK was a senator.
  • 3014 N St NW - The former residence of Pamela and Averelll Harriman. Pamela was knows as the “Greatest Courtesan of the Century” and can also be credited with fundraising Bill Clinton all the way to the Presidency.
  • 2900 N St NW - The house of Lorraine Cooper, who was the Grand Dame of Georgetown Society during the Col War Era.
What's Included
  • 2 hours of informative tour on fabulous women
  • Tour around DC’s charming neighborhood
What's Not Included
  • Snacks
Additional Information

The offered excursion takes place every first Sunday of the Month, except for May when it falls on Mothers Day.

Synopsis: In the early periods of the Cold War and during Kennedy’s administration, while men set the policies, it was their wives who indelibly etched history. This tour will shed light on the captivating lives of numerous women who carved their own unique path in a predominantly male arena. All of this set against the backdrop of one of DC’s most charming districts! The tour duration is roughly two hours and includes a midpoint break at the renowned Martin’s Tavern for those keen on refreshments.

Thomas Sweet
P Street Northwest
Your guide will be on the corner of P St. and Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Thomas Sweet Shop.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Nov 6, 2022
Recommended Walking Tour of Georgetown - My friend and I really enjoyed Katie's tour. She shared many inside stories regarding powerful DC ladies and the men in their lives. It was great to walk around Georgetown on a pleasant Fall afternoon and see the homes where they lived, including those of JFK and Jackie. Katie has a fun way of sharing history -- we learned a lot and loved her tour.
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Jul 17, 2022
Best your ever. - I grew up here and learned things I never knew. Katie really brings these people to life. I highly recommend her and I can't wait to take the other tours!
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May 7, 2022
A must do - Can recommend this walk. Katie knows what she is taking about and as an European, I learned a lot about the brave women and the achievement they were not thanked for performing. You will leave more knowledgeable than when you started the walk. And…. Katie is funny, interesting and just good company.
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Apr 29, 2022
Highly suggested tours! - Katie’s tours are a must for visitors and residents alike! A little walking, a fun host, unique conversation, and history you didn’t already learn in school!
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Apr 16, 2022
Great way to explore a neighborhood you thought you know - She was incredibly knowledgeable, a great storyteller, and had obviously put a lot of thought and planning into the layout and content of our tour.
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Apr 5, 2022
Fascinating and fun - We had an absolute BLAST on our tour! Katie is incredibly knowledgable and friendly, and we had so much fun we didn't even mind the rain. (Pro tip: bring an umbrella or poncho just in case.) I wish I lived in DC so I could sign up for every single one of Katie's tours.
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Mar 28, 2022
Superb "dads and daughters" walk through Georgetown - Katie is so well informed and a history buff who goes behind the curtains to give you a richer perspective on the humanistic and social dimensions behind the mainstream historical narrative. We requested her to organize this tour as a "dads and daughters" walk on a Sunday - and it was superb!
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Sep 22, 2021
Fantastic historical walk in a beautiful DC neighborhood - This was by far the best tour in the DC area I have taken. Katie's passion for history and knowledge of the topic shone through in a very engaging and approachable manner. She has created truly the best tour business on scene and I look forward to many more tours!
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Aug 18, 2021
Knowledgeable Guide, Interesting Subject Matter! - I had a wonderful time on this tour! My husband and I were so thrilled to have the opportunity to get out and see the Georgetown Neighborhood as well as learn some of the fascinating history behind it. Katie really did a great job and was very knowledgeable! I can't wait to go on another of her tours soon!
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Aug 16, 2021
Get to know Georgetown - Packaged in an entertaining and charming tour, it gave me very informative insights in parts of the history of DC, which are otherwise only known to specialized historians.
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up to 6 guests
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July 2024