DC Unlocked: Secrets, Spies, and Symbols at the CapitolBook Now
A Scavenger Hunt Under the Shadow of the Obelisk
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."
What is our DC Unlocked: Secrets, Spies, and Symbols at the Capitol Tour About?
This DC Unlocked Capitol 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 and 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 on this hunt for the national treasures and secrets of D.C.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Our walking tour takes you through landmark sites of Washington DC, where you will visit different iconic locations linked to our hidden history, amongst them:
- Investigate intrigue and secrets at The Capitol Building
- Uncover new mysteries at The Summerhouse Historical Landmark
- Reveal conspiracies hidden in the secret history of The Supreme Court
- ...and many more
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 at 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560
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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February 4th 2024
"John was the best! Enjoyed his presentation!"
February 4th 2024
"Very interesting and entertaining!! Well done John!"
February 3rd 2024
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This tour is a walking tour.