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The White House as an Office Walking Tour

The White House as an Office Walking Tour
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$23
Duration: 70 minutes
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Description

Walk and talk with an historical figure (a professional actor/interpreter) who use to work in the White House on this interactive, 70-minute tour in Washington, DC. Follow Liz Carpenter, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson's vivacious press secretary, on a tour around the White House neighborhood. Liz comes with lots of stories about both the West Wing and the East Wing, where the First Lady's staff are located. With her usual sharp-tongued wit, Liz offers the inside scoop while guiding the group around the president's neighborhood.

Note: The walk does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds. But it does get as close to the White House as possible.

Native Texan Liz Carpenter (a professional actor), First Lady Lady Bird Johnson's gregarious press secretary, regales walk guests with first-hand information about President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, gleaned from working for them for years in just about every capacity imaginable.  

She was there on Air Force One when LBJ was sworn into office after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. She was involved with planning and executing many official presidential trips abroad. She was a favorite go-to person to smooth the media's often ruffled feathers. She also had an active role in the President's re-election campaign. Liz could amazingly convince almost anyone to do almost anything the President and First Lady needed. It was her job to at least try.

And then there was the wedding — Luci Johnson's wedding. Liz was in charge of planning the wedding of Luci, the President and First Lady's daughter, to Pat Nugent. That's a story not to be missed. Come prepared to ask lots of questions. 

On this 70 minute walk you'll stroll with Liz outside the North Front of the White House, down the East side and finally end up outdie the South Front of the White House where Liz will bid you farewell! 

NOTE: The walk takes place in Lafayette Square and around the President's neighborhood. It does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds.

Walk and talk with an historical figure (a professional actor/interpreter) who use to work in the White House on this interactive, 70-minute tour in Washington, DC. Follow Liz Carpenter, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson's vivacious press secretary, on a tour around the White House neighborhood. Liz comes with lots of stories about both the West Wing and the East Wing, where the First Lady's staff are located. With her usual sharp-tongued wit, Liz offers the inside scoop while guiding the group around the president's neighborhood.

Note: The walk does not go into the White House or onto the White House grounds. But it does get as close to the White House as possible.