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Washington DC: The National Mall Tour for Kids

Product ID: 300867
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Discover the history of DC throughout an educator-led Washington DC tour for children. You will learn all about the history of the National Mall in a fun and informative manner which is perfect for the whole family.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the National Mall and its history with an expertly-trained guide
  • Discover the history of Washington DC from its origins through to today
  • Learn about the important buildings and their role along the National Mall
  • Take a tour perfect for kids
Full description
From the Capitol Building to the Potomac River, the National Mall stretches over 2 miles in length, covering over 300 acres and serving as the nation's front yard. On this Washington DC tour for kids, in the company of a guide trained in interactive techniques, you'll learn how a canal originally ran along the mall to help transport building materials into the city.

You will discover how the grass changed from a pasture for sheep, before being converted to a wooded park which is now a field for concerts, demonstrations, and frisbee tournaments. Your guide will explain why there are so many important buildings and what role they play in the city and the country as a whole, painting a picture of how Washington, DC has changed and evolved over hundreds of years.
  • Guided tour led a by a local, expert guide trained in interactive methods for children
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (left to the individual's discretion)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting Point: Your guide will meet you in front of the Washington Monument Lodge, which is located on the National Mall along 15th Street NW.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour operates rain or shine, please be prepared
• This tour is created for families with children, ideal for kids aged 13 and younger (the tour can also accommodate varying ages)
• Please send the supplier of the tour the ages of all participants at the time of booking
• This tour operates rain or shine

From US$ 330 Per group up to 6

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Product ID: 300867