Albert Einstein Memorial Tours

Set out front of the National Academy of Sciences Building, this whimsically enormous memorial of Albert Einstein contemplating the universe was dedicated on April 22, 1979 to mark the centennial of the scientist’s birth.

The 4-ton bronze statue of Einstein depicts him holding a paper inscribed with his three most important contributions to science: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter (e=mc2). The uniquely mottled texture of the statue’s bronze is the signature style of its sculptor, Robert Berks, who also created the famous bust of JFK found in the lobby of the nearby Kennedy Center.

The memorial’s 28-foot-wide black granite base is inlaid with over 2,700 metal studs, which were mapped out by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory and meant to represent the stars, planets and more as they appeared on the dedication date..
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Address: 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20418, USA
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Private DC Tour with Customized Itinerary

Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$400.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$400.00 USD

See DC Small-Group Half Day Tour

Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, 4-hour, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the outside of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Watergate building, Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian buildings.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

Want to know how to take better pictures while traveling? Want to become more familiar with a camera that may seem rather intimidating at times? Fear not, the answers to both can be found while exploring the sites and sounds of Washington, DC on this guided, small-group photo tour. Choose from a half- or full-day excursion, then visit the famous memorials and monuments of the US' capital while a professional photographer provides instruction and tips for taking better pictures. Transportation between locations and instruction materials on travel photography included.
  • Duration: 3 days 3 hours
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$89.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days 3 hours
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DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari

Capture unforgettable images of D.C.’s iconic sites at night on a 3-hour, ‘photo safari’ walking tour with a professional photographer. Get tips and advice on shooting in the dark, and learn to adjust your camera’s settings to create the most powerful photographs. Walk along the National Mall to the softly-lit Lincoln Memorial, and set up your tripod beside three of the city’s most moving war memorials. Improve your photography skills while exploring central Washington, D.C. with a group of fellow shutterbugs.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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