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Have you ever wanted to live the life of a spy? The Spies, Lies and Assassins Tour gives you the chance to delve into your fantasy and experience the secret world of espionage with a visit to the FBI headquarters, Ford’s Theatre and the International Spy Museum.
The adventure starts from the Mecca of international intelligence, the FBI headquarters where your English speaking guide will take you around the J Edgar Hoover building and talk about spies, assassins and double agents. Then s/he will lead you to the famous Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Get acquainted with the series of events that led to the President’s death as your guide will re-enact the night of the murder.
Last but not the least, explore the secret world of espionage with a visit to the International Spy Museum, home to an incredible array of artifacts spanning the full 200-year history of recorded espionage. Explore the most comprehensive collection of weapons, bugs, cameras and vehicles with hear stories about past spies and some of the world’s most unlikely undercover agents.
Groups are limited to 25 people or less and are led by enthusiastic local guides who have plenty of surprising facts and little-known stories to share, keeping you captivated throughout the entire experience.
Start your Spies, Lies and Assassins Tour with a visit to the FBI headquarters – home to the nation’s most fiercely protected secrets. Your English speaking guide will take you for a walk around the exterior of the J. Edgar Hoover building since interior visits have been cancelled due to security reasons. During the course of the tour, the guide will talk in detail about FBI’s way of working and narrate stories about some of world’s most famous confirmed and suspected spies, double agents and secret missions.
Next, you will head to the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 by the actor John Wilkes Booth. The Ford’s Theatre is one of the most visited sites in Washington DC. You will head straight for the historical front steps of the theatre where your guide will make sure that you get a good idea of what actually happened on the night when President Lincoln died by re-enacting the series of the events. You will also visit the museum inside Ford’s Theatre that has articles and artifacts related to the assassination like the.44 caliber pistol Booth used to kill Lincoln, and Mrs Lincoln’s opera glasses.
The best attraction of the tour is saved for the end when you visit Washington DC’s most popular museum, the International Spy Museum. Opened in 2002, the museum explores the craft, practice and history of espionage with the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display. Explore the vast collection of weapons, bugs, cameras and vehicles, while your guide will share stories of famous spies and some of the world’s most unlikely undercover agents. You will also learn about the various ways spies conceal their weapons.
Currently, the museum is hosting an exhibition on ‘50 years of Bond Villains’, a tribute to the books and the films that brought Ian Fleming’s mastermind and his nemeses into life.
20 Apr – 31 Oct: Daily except Mondays
Start time: 0945h (9:45am)
Duration: 2.5 hours
In the Middle of the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004.
Arriving by Subway: Nearest Transit Station: Archives Metro (Green, Yellow), Federal Triangle Metro (Blue, Orange), Gallery Place, Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow)
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended isango! encourages participation of disabled customers on our tours, though some itineraries and sites are not accessible by wheelchair or motorized scooter. However, wheelchairs are not recommended due to narrow sidewalks, traffic and seasonal weather conditions. isango! cannot guarantee that all curbs will have ADA compliant ramps and does not provide wheelchairs. When reserving your tour, please inform your isango! of any physical disabilities or limitations so he/she can help you determine the appropriateness of the selected itinerary. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours. Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
Washington DC tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
No flash or commercial photography, videography, eating, drinking, chewing gum, or child strollers allowed in the Museum. Personal, non-flash is encouraged!
Washington DC tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Please inform us in advance of the tour of any special dietary requirements.
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