This was a government facility built beneath the Greenbrier resort. At the time the government worked with the Chesapeake and Ohio RR, owners of the resort, to build a fallout shelter that would house the House and Senate, their families, and one aide each. The shelter was equipped to house these folks for 60-days. The bunker is fully equipped with...
We came to the Greenbrier for a reunion. And we had breakfast here every morning. The door was huge, the room was cool temp to sit in and the room that the Congress would meet at if there was a nuclear blast that was cool also. Never knew we had secret places, that aren't so secret anymore.
One of the things that I never did until my many trips toThe Greenbrier was take the tour of the hidden Government Relocation Facility. This was just really fascinating! How this went undetected for almost 30 years is unreal! When the Greenbrier was undergoing extensive renovation many years ago, there were 2 sets of work crews that did all of...
You don't need to stay at the hotel for this tour and it is well worth the time and money. Our guide was Kate and she was wonderful, relaxed and informative. It is amazing to think of how this was constructed and then used without anyone knowing about its true purpose. A must see.
For 30 years, this hidden bunker was ready for 1200 members of congress and their aides. Amazing remnant from the Cold War, this tour lasted 1 hour and had a great guide. Definitely worth it for history buffs and to learn about this sad period in our lives.
Great tour, learn some history and odd facts about the past. Cold War era prepared for anything. Takes 90 minutes or so, ample time to look and ask question. Guide was super and informative. 35 buck per person, but worth to see an amazing piece of work.
This place is so cool. Took the tour, was about 90 minutes. The tour guide was great. I am sure he has lead this tour a million times but he was very excited to be leading ours. He was knowledgeable and seemed to love telling us about what this was and showing us all the neat characteristics of the facility....