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National World War II Memorial Tours

National World War II Memorial
Part of the National Mall and National Park Service, this memorial to American citizens who served in World War II lies at the eastern end of the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pool. Designed by Austrian-American avant-garde architect Friedrich St. Florian and dedicated in 2004, this 7.4-acre, oval-shaped site consists of 56 granite pillars, two triumphal arches, and a reflecting pool with two fountains.

Each 17-foot pillar symbolizes a different U.S. state or territory, and the two 43-foot arches are dedicated to America’s victory in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, respectively. On 24 bronze panels at the memorial’s entrance, moving bas-relief scenes depict the process of drafting and training soldiers, sending them overseas and into battle, and welcoming them back home, either alive or dead.  A series of over 4,000 gold stars symbolizes the sacrifices made by over 400,000 Americans from “the Greatest Generation,” and two pieces of “Gilroy Was Here” graffiti allude to the importance this cartoon soldier had for American troops abroad.

Visitor parking is available for free along Ohio Drive south of the Lincoln Memorial, or just south of the Jefferson Memorial in Lots A, B and C. No Metrorail stations are entirely adjacent to the Memorial, but the Farragut North, Metro Center, Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter stations are all within several blocks’ walking distance.

Park rangers are on-site each day and offer tours every hour on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: Washington DC 20006, USA
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Washington DC Guided Night TourBus & Minivan Tours

Washington DC Guided Night Tour

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Ride a luxury coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by TrolleyNight Tours

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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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 past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, Water Taxi UpgradeHop-on Hop-off Tours

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, Water Taxi Upgrade

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Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery (if option is selected). This is the only tour to take you into the Arlington National Cemetery (if option is selected). Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select a silver, gold, or platinum pass, depending upon your interests.
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric CartHistorical & Heritage Tours

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
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Iconic Twilight Tour of Washington DCNight Tours

Iconic Twilight Tour of Washington DC

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Washington, DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials on this guided small-group night tour that includes transport between locations.
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Deluxe Half Day Tour of DC with Reserved US Capitol EntryBus & Minivan Tours

Deluxe Half Day Tour of DC with Reserved US Capitol Entry

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See the U.S. Capitol Building and Washington DC landmarks on a half-day guided tour in a climate-controlled shuttle bus. Save time with reserved entrance to the Capitol building, take in the sites along the National Mall, see the White House, and pass a series of iconic presidential and war memorials. This DC tour begins and ends at central locations by the National Mall, and offers a great introduction to the city’s highlights.
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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum EntryHistorical & Heritage Tours

African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this half-day history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the vibrant U Street corridor, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the MLK Memorial, plus much more.
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight TourSuper Savers

Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour

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Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions — like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Depending upon your interest, select a silver, gold or platinum pass, then board at any of the 17 stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided, 2.5-hour, moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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DC After DarkBus & Minivan Tours

DC After Dark

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Check out Washington DC’s memorials and other landmarks illuminated after dark on this evening sightseeing tour. Travel through the city by coach or open-top bus to admire the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, the US Capitol and more. Stop for photo ops, and soak up the twinkling atmosphere of the American capital at night.
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing TourCity Tours

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided walking and riding sightseeing tour around the nation’s capital. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. See and learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. Includes a seasonal Potomac River cruise.
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Monumental Day Tour of Washington DCHalf-day Tours

Monumental Day Tour of Washington DC

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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.
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DC the Lights - an Unforgettable Night Tour!Cultural Tours

DC the Lights - an Unforgettable Night Tour!

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This is the highest-rated and longest-running night tour in Washington DC. This tour makes more stops than any other, and the top-rated tour guides will hop off with you at each stop to narrate your experience. You will truly experience all that Washington DC has to offer at night on this four. FREE bottled water is included on the bus. You will be on the same bus for the tour, so you can leave your personal belongings on the bus at stops. Climate-controlled buses and comfortable, padded seats instead of hard plastic, make this tour more enjoyable.
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Morning DC Small-Group Bus TourCity Tours

Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour

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Discover the best of Washington DC on this half-day bus tour. Your guide takes you to some of the U.S. national capital’s most famous spots, such as the WWII Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the White House. Make stops to explore the major landmarks and take pictures, while your guide fills you in on the history behind each place.
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Epic Washington DC Evening Tour: Small-Group Van TourNight Tours

Epic Washington DC Evening Tour: Small-Group Van Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this guided, 4-hour, small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a Dodge Sprinter van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated 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.
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Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln MemorialViator VIP Tours

Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial

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Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
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Guided Tour of Washington DCCity Tours

Guided Tour of Washington DC

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Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided, half- or full-day, walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with visits to at least 12. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
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  • 6 hours
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Washington DC Twilight TourNight Tours

Washington DC Twilight Tour

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC when the sun gets low in the sky, and the pale orange glow of evening twilight begins to change into night. On this twilight Washington DC open top double-decker bus tour, grab your camera and hop on board to tour America's capital, as we cruise by bus around the memorials, monuments, and US Capitol. You'll also have time to snap a photo while standing outside the White House, and pay your respects at war memorials from Korea and World War II.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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DC Lights Night TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

DC Lights Night Tour

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After the sun goes down and the tourist crowds have thinned, it’s the perfect opportunity to discover the nation’s capital. See the Lincoln Memorial, White House, and more in their illuminated splendor on a 3-hour nighttime tour. Save your energy and take a shared tour bus to numerous iconic monuments, including the US Capital, MLK Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial.
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Washington DC Evening TourBus & Minivan Tours

Washington DC Evening Tour

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See Washington, D.C.’s most iconic sites illuminated at night on a 3-hour, small group tour with an experienced guide. Enjoy time to explore the city’s moving memorials to the Marine Corps and Korean Veterans, then see the World War II Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial. Walk around the landmarks dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, and capture unforgettable images of the capital city after dark with time to photograph some of D.C’s most famous views.
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Washington DC Highlights Tour from US Navy MemorialHistorical & Heritage Tours

Washington DC Highlights Tour from US Navy Memorial

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See top sites in Washington, DC on a four-hour tour that explores memorials and landmarks in the heart of the capital city. Setting out from the United States Navy Memorial, you'll visit DC highlights, from the exterior of the White House to the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more. Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled mini coach as you wind through DC, with photo stops and a guide to share the stories behind each destination.
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus TourFull-day Tours

Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this guided, small-group sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a Dodge Sprinter van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous monuments and memorials, featuring the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and many other landmark locations. A variety of lunch options (own expense) will be made available.
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Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive TourFull-day Tours

Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour

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Explore the most famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this comprehensive, guided, full-day sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a mini bus with a small group and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many other landmark locations. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Half Day DC Cherry Blossom TourBus & Minivan Tours

Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour

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Experience springtime in Washington DC on a 4-hour tour of the city’s key landmarks and blooming cherry trees. You’ll get the perfect overview and orientation to the sites around the Mall, see the White House, and tour key presidential and war memorials, at a season when the Tidal Basin and National Mall are transformed by thousands of pale pink flowers. Travel by climate-controlled shuttle bus on a guided tour that begins and ends in central DC.
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Day trip to Washington from New York in 1 day $ 95 DollarsDay Trips

Day trip to Washington from New York in 1 day $ 95 Dollars

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Visit Washington, D.C. with a Spanish-speaking guide during this day-trip from New York. Visit the memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the monument to Thomas Jefferson. Then take a tour of the monuments to the Korean War, President Lincoln, the Vietnam War and President Washington. See the prestigious Georgetown University and stop at the White House, then have free time for lunch (own expense) and a visit the Air and Space Museum. Travel aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with a restroom and onboard WiFi. All entrance fees are included.
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