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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington, DC by moonlight on this narrated, 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling around and to 100 of DC’s famous monuments and points of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.

Highlights

  • Ticket for Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley
  • Experience Washington DC by night
  • Narrated evening tour provides entertaining anecdotes and historical information
  • Pass by Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest
  • See the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veteran's Memorial and more

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The famous monuments and memorials look lovely all lit up at night. This narrated trolley ride is a comfortable way to admire them, packed with historical information and even a few ghost stories!

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

There are walking tours and there are bus tours, but this unique trolley tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington, DC and its many famous landmark locations by moonlight. 

Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group by the main entrance at Union Station. Then climb aboard one of the orange and green trolleys and enjoy the view with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. 

Ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled and see the Washington Monument lit up for the evening; the Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, illuminated by indirect lighting from the Tidal Basin; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, featuring cascading waterfalls and scenic sculptures; and the National World War I and World War II Memorials, with a spectacular fountain display.

There’s also the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House, Capitol Hill and the world-famous dome of the United States Capitol, plus the United States Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress.
 
Along the way, hear the historic stories, facts and anecdotes that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.

Customer Reviews

Diane G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour was excellent! Mr. History tour guide was very engaging, informative, and genuinely interesting in our having a meaningful experience. I have take several tours before and had someone new to DC with me. I got much out of it as did he. Other than it being cold it was January, you could only control so much, it was excellent. Great value!!!!!

Rhoda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Jason was amazing. He had great stories, and made it entertaining. He also took us to the Metro stop! Super nice guy, and had a great time.

Louise J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This Moonlight Tour was the frosting on the cake to our D.C. trip. So interesting and so beautiful at night. Our guide, Hoya, was the best ever. Thank you !!!

Beth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour was outstanding our tour guide David? I'm not sure of his name now made it quite interesting. Ample time was given to visit the memorials and his informative details added to the experience.

anahat b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very knowledgeable and helpful guide Mr Holiday.

Charity S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The Tour Guide was super amazing! Seeing DC by moonlight was the best ever! The monuments each told their own story as we passed, stopped, walked up to and/or photographed our memories. I can't wait to return with my children.

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Mister History is a walking, talking, driving encyclopedia. Our tour lasted a full 3 hours, and the guy never stopped talking. He was funny and full of information at the same time. The new MLK monument is not to be missed!

Anita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great tour--we had a wonderful guide. It helped that we had a clear, warm night. I would recommend bringing a small flashlight on this tour--the paths to the FDR and MLK memorials were very dark.

Susan Paige H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide was excellent-very informative. Enjoyed the trip except having to wait until 30 minutes to depart.

Wendy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great deal for the money. Beautiful trip.

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