Lafayette Square Tour of Scandal, Assassination & Intrigue

Lafayette Square Tour of Scandal, Assassination & Intrigue Take a fun, fast-paced tour of Washington, DC's Lafayette Square, with an ex-Tonight Show writer & historian, that focuses on the scandals, assassinations, and spying during the two centuries of the Square's event-filled existence! Great for tour groups!
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Our tours take place in Washington, D.C.--Lafayette Square, Capitol Hill, Georgetown, et al.--Alexandria, Virginia, and other historic sites such as Civil War battlefields in Antietam, Maryland. The tours last about 2 hours, and typically cost $15 per person. Detailed itineraries!: Lafayette Square--White House, Andrew Jackson statue, Stephen Decatur House, slave annex, Dolley Madison House, St. John's Church, Frederick Douglass bank, Lafayette statue, Blair-Lee House, Renwick Gallery, Treasury Dept., Eisenhower Executive Office Building...Learn about: The assassination attempt on a President-one block from the White House!…The war-hero congressman who murdered his wife’s lover…The tragic suicide of the wife of America’s most esteemed author…The brutal stabbing of a Secretary of State…The ruthless spy who lost the U.S. Army a major battle…The scandal that caused the entire presidential Cabinet to resign!..And much more! And it all happened in Lafayette Square, across from the White House in Washington, D.C. This tour starts and ends at the Andrew Jackson statue. Old Town Alexandria, Virginia--the Torpedo Factory, the John Carlisle mansion, the Stabler-Ledbetter pharmacy museum, Lawrence Washington's House, George Washington's town house, Founder's Park, the City Hall, the John Wise tavern, Gadsby's Museum and restaurant, Christ Church, Robert E. Lee's boyhood home, the Lee-Fendall House, the old cotton mill, the Presbyterian Meeting House. This tour typically starts at the Torpedo Factory and ends at Christ Church. Capitol Hill--the Supreme Court, the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Library of Congress, the 9/11 memorial, the Anne Frank memorial, the Peace Memorial, the President Garfield statue, the Inauguration steps, the Ulysses S. Grant memorial, the Frederick Law Olmstead grotto, the Sullivan Brothers memorial, the hidden cornerstone of the Capitol... This tour starts at the Supreme Court Building and ends at the Ulysses S. Grant memorial. Your host is a former presidential speechwriter and former writer for “The Tonight Show”, a licensed tour operator, and the author of the books, “America from A to Z” (http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-America-Things-American-Should/dp/1596525495), “The Politically Correct Guide to American History”, and “Foundering Fathers: What Jefferson, Franklin, and Abigail Adams Saw in Modern D.C.!” (http://www.amazon.com/Foundering-Fathers-Jefferson-Franklin-Abigail/dp/0615739881) What We Do--"Walking history seminars": walking group tours of the most historic venues in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and other towns. Where We Go--We tour historic, atmospheric neighborhoods and sites such as Lafayette Square, the Capitol Building grounds, Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, the Navy Yard area, and the Antietam Civil War battlefield. Price--$15, payable at the tour. Approximate time: 2 hours minutes. RSVP to: savvyveteran at gmail dot com. Tours are both regularly scheduled, and given on demand. Great for school kids, company team building, & tour groups! Tour List: • Lafayette Square and White House Area Tour of Scandal, Assassination, & Intrigue • Lafayette Square Tour of the Civil War • Lafayette Square Tour of the Life of Thomas Jefferson • Lafayette Square Tour of Andrew Jackson • Lafayette Square Tour of the Presidents • Lafayette Square Tour of the Presidents at War • Lafayette Square Tour of African-American History • Lafayette Square Tour of Southern History • Lafayette Square Tour of Famed Females • Lafayette Square Tour of Famous French-Americans • Lafayette Square Tour of Famous Irish-Americans • Lafayette Square Tour of the War of 1812’s British Invasion & Burning of D.C. • Lafayette Square Tour of Military History • Lafayette Square Tour of Abraham Lincoln • Lafayette Square Tour of Deadly Duels • Lafayette Square Ghosts and Murders Tour • Lafayette Square Children’s Tour • White House Area Tour of the First World War • Downtown D.C. Tour of the Lincoln Assassination • Downtown D.C. Tour of the Civil War • Downtown D.C. Tour of Presidential Assassinations • National Portrait Gallery Tour: The Stories Behind the Portraits • National Portrait Gallery Civil War Tour: The War-Time Stories Behind the Portraits • D.C. Tour of Famous German-Americans • Tour of Historic Foggy Bottom D.C. • Hidden History of the National Mall Tour: Capitol to Washington Monument • Hidden History of the National Mall Tour: Washington Monument to Lincoln Memorial • National Mall Tour and Lecture on the Second World War • Tour of the Air and Space Museum • Capitol Hill to Ford’s Theater Deluxe Tour of the Civil War • Lafayette Square to Capitol Hill Grand Tour of the Civil War • Tour of Eastern Market, Barracks Row, & Navy Yard History • Capitol Hill Grounds Tour of Scandal, Murder, & Spies • Capitol Hill Grounds Tour of the Civil War • Congressional Cemetery History Tour • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia History Tour • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Tour of Military History • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Tour of George Washington & the American Revolution • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Tour of African-American History • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Tour of “Mercy Street” and the Civil War • Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Ghost Tour • Georgetown History Tour • Georgetown Tour of the Civil War • Tour of Annapolis, Maryland • Tour of First and Second Manassas (Bull Run), Virginia Civil War Battlefields • Tour of Downtown Fredericksburg Virginia & Civil War Battlefield • Tour of Antietam, Maryland Civil War Battlefield • Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield • Tour of Monticello, University of Virginia, & Charlottesville • Tour of Lower & Mid-town Manhattan & Brooklyn • Tour of Boston, Massachusetts • Tour of Nashville & Memphis • Tour of New Orleans • Tour of Ancient Greece & Sicily • Tour of Rome, Florence & Venice • Tour of Berlin, Munich & Salzburg • Tour of Prague and Vienna • Tour of Normandy & the D-Day Beaches • Tour of Paris, Brussels, & Bruges • Tour of London, Oxford, & Cambridge • Tour of Copenhagen, Oslo & Stockholm • Tour of Cambodia & Laos

Mission: Spread the love of history. Copyright (C) 2018

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"Hi, Ed. The Editorial Board went just fine this morning, and I would like to make you an offer for the book"!

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Horrifying Halloween Ghost Tour of Old Town, Alexandria, Friday, Nov. 1, 5:45 pmOld Town Alexandria, filled with scores ...
10/14/2019
Horrifying Halloween Ghost Tour of Old Town, Alexandria, Friday, Nov. 1, 5:45 pm

Horrifying Halloween Ghost Tour of Old Town, Alexandria, Friday, Nov. 1, 5:45 pm

Old Town Alexandria, filled with scores of centuries-old houses and the scene of war, murders, and fatal accidents, is one of the most haunted places in America. Take a horrifying stroll from an 18th century graveyard to a burial ground on Washington Street to visit the city’s many terrifying real-world sites of the supernatural!

When: Friday, Nov. 1, 5:45 pm!. About 2 hours.
Where: Meet at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 South Fairfax (near Wolfe St). Plenty of free parking nearby. Nearest metro is King St.: can take a free trolley from there.
Fee: $15.
Length: About 2 hours in length. Plenty of excellent restaurants in the area for afterwards.
You must RSVP to attend.

Questions? Contact: [email protected].
Your host is an ex-Tonight Show writer, & former White House speechwriter.

Our scary itinerary will select from:
• The headless sailor of King Street
• The unsolved antebellum murder, and the murdered man’s actual mysterious ghost!
• A shocking mortuary from olden days
• Confederate graves
• The unknown tomb of the Unknown Soldier
• Apparitions along the Underground Railroad
• The untimely death of the Mysterious Woman
• The loud ghost of the Black Cat
• The mysteriously appearing house
• The mysteriously disappearing spy
• The strange plan to revive George Washington from the dead!
• A real-life pirate
• The tragic bride who was killed on her wedding day
• Ghosts from a doomed Navy voyage
• The warring ghosts of the War Between the States
• High spirits: Old Town's hard-drinking Irish of yore
• An ancient gallows
And more!

We’re published!:
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You must RSVP to attend.

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Tour of Ghostly Congressional Cemetery, D.C., Sunday, October 6, 3 pm!#CongressionalCemetery, east of Capitol Hill and N...
09/30/2019
The White House's Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal and Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square|Paperback

Tour of Ghostly Congressional Cemetery, D.C., Sunday, October 6, 3 pm!

#CongressionalCemetery, east of Capitol Hill and Nationals Stadium, is one of the most historic and fascinating graveyards in the nation. Among those who’ve been laid to rest there are D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, as well as long-time FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and his rumored lover, and famed musician John Philip Sousa. And the bodies of Dolley Madison and John Quincy Adams, were kept there in a public vault until their burials elsewhere.

The graveyard, which dates from 1807, also contains the remains of civilians killed in a horrific munitions blowup, whose funeral President Lincoln attended, and also those who died in the U.S. Navy’s worst accident, including the Secretary of State. The place is closely linked to noted architects Benjamin Latrobe and William Thornton, the original designers of the #CapitolBuilding. For generations Congress itself maintained the cemetery, and today its upkeep is aided by its packs of mascot dogs, and herds of goats, as well as ghostly special events.

When: Sunday, October 6, 3 pm
What: A ghost-filled walking tour of D.C.’s most famed and politically charged graveyard
Where: Meet at Potomac Ave SOUTHEAST and 18th St., Washington, DC 20003, at the entrance to the cemetery
Cost: $15. Guests pay in cash at the start of the tour. Length. About 2 hours.
RVSP: You must RSVP to attend, at:
https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup/
Questions? Contact: [email protected].

Our packed and scary itinerary will draw from:

• Two Presidents who died early in office, and conspiracy theories about their deaths
• The gravesite of D.C.’s “Mayor for Life”, Marion Barry.
• The astonishing memorial to D.C.’s most successful “lady of the evening”
• The more recently deceased, such as FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover and House Speaker Tip O’Neill
• The architect whose beguiling sister bewitched Thomas Jefferson
• The Choctaw Indian chief of the Battle of New Orleans, plus an Apache chief!
• The Cabinet officers who were killed in the worst peace-time Navy accident in American history--and the wild funeral that ensued!
• The local resident who composed the Marine Corps marches while hating recorded music
• The mysterious vault that contained the remains of Dolley Madison and John Quincy Adams
• Intriguing funereal architecture
• The man who taught politics the gerrymander
• A memorial to Irish immigrants slain in one of the Civil War’s worst accidents
• The locale’s famed canine corps
• The great photographer of the War Between the States
• The Lincoln assassination conspirator who hid among the graves, and the final resting place of another major Lincoln killer.
• The man who designed the Washington Monument, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Treasury Building, and his critics’ vicious attacks on his skill
• Ghosts and goblins among the ruins
And more!

Your guide is a former writer for the “Tonight Show”, and ex-White House speechwriter, and author of a forthcoming history of DC scandals:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-white-houses-unruly-neighborhood-edward-p-moser/1131103788;jsessionid=31E07E48EFF2550BF41C4B6D675CAE4B.prodny_store01-atgap01?ean=9781476674865

And of a presidential history:

https://www.amazon.com/Two-Term-Jinx-Presidents-Washington-Theodore-Roosevelt-ebook/dp/B01K0NT0CK

We’re on TripAdvisor!:

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Think history’s boring? Think again!

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Join us in Washington, D.C.: A Capitol place for crime and intrigue!

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“The Generals” History Walking Tour of Old Town, Alexandria, Sunday, Sept. 29, 4 pm!Alexandria is the hometown of two fa...
09/23/2019
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“The Generals” History Walking Tour of Old Town, Alexandria, Sunday, Sept. 29, 4 pm!

Alexandria is the hometown of two families of very famous generals. One is the Washingtons: General and Commander-in-Chief George Washington, and his brother, Alexandria’s founder, Lawrence Washington. The other is the Lees: A General from the American Revolution, Light-Horse Harry Lee, and his son, Confederate commanding General Robert E. Lee, among others.

Take a walk into the fascinating past of one of America’s most historic towns, on a tour that focuses on the American Revolution, the Civil War, and these two families’ role in those epochal events.

When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 4 pm. About 2 hours.
Where: Meet outside the mysterious Old Cotton Mill, 515 North Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Plenty of free street parking west of Washington St. Nearest Metro stop is King St.
Fee: $15. Pay in cash at the tour’s start.
The tour will end in the middle of Old Tour. Plenty of excellent restaurants in the area for afterwards.

You must RSVP to attend. At:
https://www.meetup.com/Washarea-Discovery-Hikes/
Or:
https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup/
Questions? Contact: [email protected].

Our itinerary will select from:
• Hometown of the Father of His Country
• Robert E. Lee’s home
• The mansion of three major wars
• The unsolved murder of 1854, and the murdered man’s mysterious ghost!
• George Washington’s homes away from Mt. Vernon
• The home of Robert E. Lee’s father, and his horrific fate
• The site of the inaugural balls of the first six Commanders-in-Chief
• The Underground Railroad and civil rights
• The nation’s narrowest house, and the wild spat behind it
• Locales of Civil War medicine
• Where Lafayette’s forces and rebel troops mustered
• The frightful gallows of the Old Town jail
• Espionage in the Revolution and Civil War
• R.E. Lee’s Quaker schoolmaster
• GW's bloody fistfight with a fellow revolutionary
• The first fatalities of the War Between the States
• Old Town's hard-drinking Irish of yore
• Washington and Lee’s stunning church
• Robert E. Lee’s nephew, and his appeal for reconciliation
And more!

Your host is a historian & professional guide. You can find free samples of several of his many books at:
https://www.facebook.com/AToZofAmerica/
https://www.facebook.com/TwoTermJinx/
He’s on Airbnb Experiences at:
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Think history’s dull? Think again!

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Capitol Building & Congress: Outdoor Tour of Scandal, Assassination, & Spies! Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:45 pm!The Capitol Buil...
09/17/2019
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Capitol Building & Congress: Outdoor Tour of Scandal, Assassination, & Spies! Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:45 pm!

The Capitol Building that house Congress is one of the most impressive architectural works in the world. Yet its stunning interior and grounds have held court to 219 years of misbehavior & mayhem--by powerful men, and some unscrupulous women!

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:45 pm

What: A walking tour of the Capitol’s ground that covers two centuries of misdeeds, and some startling achievements

Where: Meet on the front steps of the Supreme Court building, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC.

Cost: $15. Guests pay in cash at the start of the tour.

Length. About 2 hours.

You must RSVP to attend. Via:

https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup

Experience the thrill, the shock. Of episodes drawn from this litany of horror:

• The shootout in the House of Representatives

• Leathernecks and a rolling election riot

• The first assassination attempt on a President

• Bootlegged liquor by the legislators of Prohibition, and a Senator shot by federal G-Men

• The burning of the Capitol by foreign invaders

• The legislators’ ladies of the evening

• When a Senator drew a gun on a Senator ally

• The near fatal beating of a Senator by a Congressman

• Attempts to save a wounded President

• An arboreal tribute to Saving Private Ryan

• The Capitol curse of its slain architect

• The pistol duel between two famed Congressmen

• The rifle duel between two unknown Congressmen

• The hanging of an alleged war criminal

• How fearless femmes saved the capital

• The bombing of the Senate chamber

• The tragic fate of a legendary frontiersman

And more!

Your guide is a former writer for the “Tonight Show”, and ex-White House speechwriter, historian and professional tour guide, and author of such books as:

The Two-Term Jinx:
https://www.amazon.com/Two-Term-Jinx-Presidents-Washington-Theodore-Roosevelt/dp/1530790514/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469708458&sr=1-1&keywords=two-term+jinx

You must RSVP to attend. Via:

https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup

Questions? Contact: [email protected]

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Horrifying Georgetown #Halloween Walk--Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 pm!

Just a mile west of the White House, the scenic city of #Georgetown predated the nation’s capital by half a century. A thriving, antebellum tobacco port, it was a place of bitter contention during the Civil War, and long a site of political scandal and mysterious deaths, a cockpit of Cold War & WW2 espionage, even home to several of America’s most influential inventors. A perfect place, on Halloween Weekend, for a tour of scandal, murder, trick or treat, and intrigue—including bloodcurdling ghost tales!

When: Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 pm. About 2 hours.
Where: Meet ON THE RIVERFRONT outside Nick’s Riverside Grill in Georgetown Harbor.
Fee: $15, paid in cash at the start of the tour.

You must RSVP to attend:
https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup/

Questions? Contact: [email protected] or post on this page.

The action-packed itinerary will select from the following persons & events:
• The famed journalist and believer in witchcraft
• The near drowning of a President
• Locale of classic movie horror
• Mark Twain’s crazy nephew
•The double agent who double-crossed the CIA
• Georgetown’s 9/11 tragedy—of 1916
• The Lincolns and the supernatural
• The femme fatale who bedeviled the KGB
• Ghost in the Machine: the world’s first computer—from the 1800s
• The House of Spite
• The house that offered immortality
• The murdered lover of a beloved President
• The haunted house of Georgetown greats
• The woman spy who bewitched J Edgar Hoover
• George Washington’s ill-fated bodyguard
• A famed female author’s brush with war-time horror
And more!!

Who: Your host is the author of many books of history, including (https://www.amazon.com/Patriots-America-Things-American-Should/dp/1596525495). He is a former presidential speechwriter, a former writer for Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show. He's also the author of a book about famous Americans brought back from beyond the grave: https://www.amazon.com/Foundering-Fathers-Jefferson-Franklin-Abigail-ebook/dp/B00FEZG8UW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

RSVP: You must RSVP to attend:
https://www.meetup.com/Lafayette-Sq-Tours-of-Scandal-Assassination-Spies-Meetup/

Georgetown is justly famous for Halloween. Celebrate it with a spin-tingling tour of this chilling, thrilling, historic place!

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