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DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

1. DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

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.

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Washington DC: Private Night Walking Tour

2. Washington DC: Private Night Walking Tour

See the illuminated monuments and memorials of Washington DC after the sunset. Experience the stunning architecture of DC as you uncover its rich political history. Follow your guide to the Washington Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorial. Once the crowds disperse at night, buildings light up, making it an ideal time to explore Washington DC. On this tour, discover explore the most important national memorials of America's capital, as you understand their place in the country's history. Uncover the monuments dedicated to historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Get the chance to commemorate Vietnam and Korean veterans, as well as those lost during World War II. As you walk, listen to your guide share stories about the circumstances around how the National Mall was built over the centuries, from Dolly Madison and Eliza Hamilton's efforts to build the Washington Monument to the then 21-year-old Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam Memorial.

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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 :)

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.

Meghan is Awesome! So knowledgeable and works hard to give you what you want from the tour.

Great tour. Meghan was our guide and she is very passionate about what she does.

Individual touch by the very qualified travel guide.