Almost a year ago, I spent a wonderful week in West Virginia and one of the things I have always wanted to see was “Project Greek Island”, the infamous secret bunker under the west wing of the hotel. This bunker was built during the Cold War to house the legislative branch of the Government in case of a national emergency. The bunker was decommissioned in 1992 after it was outed in a newspaper article. Unfortunately, pictures were not allowed so I have obtained a few from the internet of the inside.
The tour was fascinating and the part I found interesting was the bunker was both built and hidden in plain sight.
Below is the only picture I was allowed to take with the false wall opened revealing the blast door. The room beyond was part of the bunker and was used by the hotel as meeting space during the time the bunker was active. No one ever knew they were in a Cold War bunker. Continue reading Greenbrier Hotel and Secret Bunker