5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Immerse yourself in America’s rich history on this small-group guided tour of the country’s ‘front yard’ – the Washington DC National Mall! Visit dozens of famous buildings, monuments and memorials – like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Smithsonian – and learn the significance behind the area from your expert historian guide. Discover how George Washington commissioned architect and civil engineer Pierre L'Enfant to design the new capital city in 1791, and see how his ‘master plan’ has evolved into an area now encompassing more than 300 acres (121 hectares)!

Highlights

  • Small-group guided walking tour of the Washington DC National Mall
  • Visit famous historical sites like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian and more
  • Learn about America’s architectural history from your expert historian guide
  • Discover the legacy of L’Enfant, the architect/engineer who designed the new capital city in 1791

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC
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Visit some of America’s most famous monuments and memorials on this small-group guided walking tour of the National Mall in Washington DC. Meet your group and expert guide at the Botanic Gardens and continue down the National Mall, walking the length of the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol, down to the Lincoln Monument.  Some stops may include the Smithsonian Castle, Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and Washington Monument while listening to your guide illustrate the significance of these sites in the development of the DC area.

Walk around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial as you make your way to your final arrival at the deeply moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Hear the stories behind these structures and learn how they played a role in the city’s revolutionary inception more than 200 years ago. Learn about architect and civil engineer Pierre L'Enfant's city plan for the new US capital, and discover how architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham extended his vision for the Mall into the symbolic urban area we know today.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Jackie was a great guide. Her tour was full of information and wonderful stories. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves very much. Our experience at the Mall would have been less enjoyable if we had done it on our own. Thanks for a great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our guide was expert in the history f the development of the National Mall and adjoining monuments and museums. He delivered and provided such in-depth advise, we could clearly understand why the Mall was configured and developed in the way it was.

I came away from the tour feeling I had a better appreciation of the American culture and history of the Mall and its building. I would highly recommend this tour for those who want to know more than superficial information. Well done!

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