DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

From $73.14 per person

This 2.5 hour walking tour through Washington DC’s most popular sites will introduce you to the wars and presidents that have helped shape the United States. Explore the city at night when the monuments are illuminated to perfection.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • See Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument floodlit at night
  • Experience the White House exterior illuminated at night
  • Visit war memorials
Full description
Get to know Washington DC at night through its collection of iconic outdoor monuments on a tour with an energetic local guide. Explore the city after sunset, when the buildings are illuminated brilliantly. Spend 2.5 hours browsing the most important national memorials of the United States capital and understand their place in the country’s history. As well as exploring DC’s rich history, see the monuments and memorials of the National Mall that feature figures like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Your local guide will share stories about the major players and events in American history that have earned memorials on the Mall and the mysterious symbolism built into these structures. Revisit memorials to World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Highlights include the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Korean Veteran's Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the White House. You will be treated to many photo opportunities along the way, so keep your camera handy.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour at night
  • Private or small group group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Maximum of 10 people per tour allowed
    • For small group tour options, minimum numbers apply. The tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
    • Please advise when booking if you require a wheelchair accessible tour
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • No large bags or suitcases are allowed on this tour
    • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can not be visited inside
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      5/5
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    The Capitol at night is amazing. The monuments are beautiful! Jennifer Oh was a spectacular guide. She was very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. She has lots of information and our 2.5 hour tour was excellent! She pointed out historical things we would not have known had we not taken the tour. It is a definite must do while in DC.

    December 24, 2019

    Super knowledgeable & friendly guide

    We took this tour with Jennifer, whose knowledge of history (not just American, mind you!) was mind-blowing. This, combined with her friendly and warm manner made the tour enjoyable for us despite our entering with relatively limited knowledge. She tailored the tour to our level of expertise and made our D.C. trip incredibly wholesome! Thanks Jennifer :)

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    May 11, 2019

    We loved the tour. Our guide was very interesting and shared many fascinating stories about the sights and DC history.

    April 4, 2019

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