Bunker Tours depart from the Trellis Lobby of The Greenbrier, 300 W. Main St. From 1958-61, during the Eisenhower era, a secret underground bunker was created at The Greenbrier to house members of Congress and their staffs in the event of a nuclear attack. When the federal government decommissioned the bunker, the hotel re-created the original contents of the facility and began offering tours. After passing through the bunker’s heavy vault door, visitors are taken through the decontamination area, the Spartan dormitories, the cafeteria and the shelter’s hospital.
Note: Cameras, cellphones and electronic devices are not permitted. Comfortable shoes are recommended.