Washington DC: Political Women Georgetown Walking Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Learn all about the women who helped shape Washington DC’s—and the country’s—history and politics on this immersive walking tour. Meet your guide in the heart of the charming Georgetown neighborhood, and set off on foot. You’ll hear stories from the Cold War and Kennedy eras, will see the homes of former socialites and political wives, will spot key political landmarks, and much more.


Discover the highlights and history of the picturesque Georgetown
Exploring on foot lets you get up close and personal with the sights
Learn the forgotten history of the women who shaped American politics
Visit many of the neighborhood’s key historical and political landmarks


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.
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.
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.
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.
The house where John and Jackie Kennedy lived while JFK was a senator.
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.
The house of Lorraine Cooper, who was the Grand Dame of Georgetown Society during the Col War Era.


2 hours of fabulous information about some fabulous women, in DC's most charming neighborhood.



Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.