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Walk in the Footsteps of Congress

Washington, United States

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Experience hosted by Edward

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll take an open-air history tour of the Capitol Building grounds and nearby neighborhood.

We'll draw upon:

* A historic house, later famous for women's rights, where U.S. sharpshooters attacked an English general during the British invasion of D.C. during the War of 1812.
* The Supreme Court building, the former site of a prison & gallows for Confederate spies
* The breath-taking Library of Congress, endowed by Thomas Jefferson; once the locale of a boarding house of a young Congressman, named Abe Lincoln.
* Surprising tree memorials on the Capitol grounds, including those for 9-11.
* The Senate entrance near a World War 1 bombing of the Senate.
* Capitol steps where the first attempted presidential assassination occurred.
* The House of Representatives entrance were four terrorists entered and fired gunshots at Congress in session.
* The House office building where a bootlegger supplied congressmen with liquor during Prohibition.
* The architecture of the stunning Capitol Building.
* The site of a major slave escape.
* Winding up on the west side, we'll visit the memorial to a slain President.
* The elegant General U.S. Grant statue, and its surprising "autograph".

Ending up at a little-known grotto and fountain with a Victorian-era twist.
Other things to note
The nearest metro stops are Capitol Hill South and Union Station.
We'll take an open-air history tour of the Capitol Building grounds and nearby neighborhood.

We'll draw upon:

* A historic house, later famous for women's rights, where U.S. sharpshooters attacked an English general during the British invasion of D.C. during the War of 1812.
* The Supreme Court building, the former site of a prison & gallows for Confederate spies
* The breath-taking Library of Congress, endowed…

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Meet your host, Edward

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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Edward Moser is a historian, tour guide, and author. A former speechwriter for the President George H.W. Bush, and an ex-Editor of Time-Life Books, he was also a writer for Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show”. He is the author, co-author, or editor of books on such subjects as history, politics, humor, and science.

Turner Publishing Company published his work, A to Z of America (http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-America-Things-American-Should/dp/1596525495), a series of vignettes on famous events and personalities in U.S. history.

McFarland Publishing published his most recent book, The White House’s Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal, and Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-white-houses-unruly-neighborhood-edward-p-moser/1131103788?ean=9781476636931

He also runs a popular tour of the White Hous
Edward Moser is a historian, tour guide, and author. A former speechwriter for the President George H.W. Bush, and an ex-Editor of Time-Life Books, he was also a writer for Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show”. He is the author, co-author, or editor of books on such subjects as history, politics, humor, and science.

Turner Publishing Company published his work, A to Z of America (http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-America-Things-American-Should/dp/1596525495), a series of vignettes on famous ev…
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Where you'll be

Washington D.C.: the Supreme Court exterior, the Library of Congress, the Capitol Building grounds..

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Kristin
November 2020
Even though our trip was cut short, it was amazing to learn so much in a short amount of time. Ed not only told amazing stories but he acted it out which was fun to see!
Koralleen
September 2020
Ed knows how to tell a great story. He connected people and events in ways I hadn’t heard before and chose an excellent route that added value. His enthusiasm and love of language made the afternoon fly by. Very fun tour!
Mark
February 2020
Ed brings incredible historical knowledge to all of his tours, and this one is no exception. When you combine that with Ed’s instinct for the most interesting and his gift as a storyteller, and you have a tour guide extraordinaire. Think you know a lot about the Capital and it’s neighborhood? Ed will amaze you with stories you never imagined. I highly recommend the tour.
Ed brings incredible historical knowledge to all of his tours, and this one is no exception. When you combine that with Ed’s instinct for the most interesting and his gift as a sto…
Mark
November 2020
One of the best historical storytellers out there and his subject knowledge is elite.
Laura
September 2020
Wow! Ed is a great storytellier and deeply knowledgeable
Irina
September 2020
Very interesting tour lead by great tour guide.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Something to drink