The Wives Who Won the Cold War - Georgetown Walk

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  • 2 hr

During the early days of the Cold War and the Kennedy era, men made the policy, but their wives were the ones that made history. On this tour you will hear about the fascinating lives of several women that learned how to make their mark in a man's world. All while walking through one of DC's most picturesque neighborhoods! ** Tour stops halfway at the famous Martin's Tavern for a drink and bathroom break.

Itinerary Details

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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.

Duration: 10 minutes

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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.

Duration: 10 minutes

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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.

Duration: 10 minutes

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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.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By:

The house where John and Jackie Kennedy lived while JFK was a senator.

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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.

Duration: 10 minutes

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The house of Lorraine Cooper, who was the Grand Dame of Georgetown Society during the Col War Era.

Duration: 10 minutes
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