Did you know that both Dan Brown, as well as Nicolas Cage, have made movies concerning the iconography and hidden meanings behind some of the Hill's biggest icons. There's a reason for that.
Washington DC is swamped in folklore. In weird, almost occult, superstition and meaning. some of our nation's forefathers believed in the power of faith, of Masonic texts, of the strength of deities, and the great beyond- and their beliefs, as founders and progenitors of this great city, can be seen everywhere. Join us as we uncover their meaning, their hidden secrets, and understand what drove them to be carved in the first place, stamped on the face of Washington DC.
"Felt like Tom Hanks's character in all those movies. Really fascinating stuff. Down to earth and full of cool little data dumps."
Our Monuments and Museums, Sculptures and Statues Capitol Hill National Treasure Hunt tour is about comprehending why there are places such as the Smithsonian Castle, smack dab in the middle of the National Mall. It's about uncovering the secrets and imagery that build this city. It's about coming to grips with some of the beliefs that drove our rebellious forefathers. Learn the secrets this city has hidden in plain sight and get a new point-of-view on what they represent.
Our walking tour takes you through 2.1 miles of Washington DC real estate, where you will visit different sites linked to our hidden history, amongst them:
We will stop at each site and help you unravel the tales behind their construction and architecture. What can be seen in plain sight, but few actually take the time to marvel at.
Come join us on this out-of-this-world Hollywood inspired adventure as we explore the city and the secret past of Washington DC and see it like never before.
"To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching to books."
- Dan Brown
Meeting point address: Smithsonian Castle
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near the Smithsonian Castle, or using public transportation. To see parking options, click below:
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January 11th 2023
"I loved this tour! Our guide, John, was fantastic. He was energetic, fun, friendly and especially kn ... "
January 7th 2023
"Great tour! Very energetic"
January 3rd 2023
"Our guide, Doug, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made the tour great!"
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
This tour is a walking tour.
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