David Shaw loves Washington! Having lived and worked in Washington for 30 years he knows the monuments and sites and can tell you the stories behind them. But he also shows you a Washington known only to those who live here: The Washington where plots are hatched, evidence destroyed, assassinations foiled, secret meetings held, and spies meet. And, of course, where the bodies are buried.
In addition to his eleven years as a DC guide, he also works for the US Department of State as an international visitor liaison escorting guests of the government around our country.
His favorite things to do in Washington include: Taking students to the Lincoln Memorial at night, Eastern Market on weekends; brunch at the Four Season, evensong at Washington National Cathedral, guessing who's in a motorcade, Friday night parades at the 8th & I Marine Corp barracks, and Politics and Prose Bookstore.
He has traveled to England, Spain, Greece, Russia, China, South Africa, Italy, Holland, Turks and Caicos, Canada, France, Germany, Lithuania, St Barts, Honduras, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. In the US he has visited 48 states.
Mr Shaw holds tour guide licenses in Washington and New York City. He is a Master Certified Guide of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC, and a National Cathedral certified guide. In addition, he is certified by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides.
A Pennsylvania native he holds a BS from Elizabethtown College and a MSW from Bryn Mawr College. He lives in Washington, DC.
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