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Washington DC's Top National Monuments

By Viator, June 2017

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From the White House to the Lincoln Memorial, DC's monuments are the city's major calling card, attracting millions of annual visitors from the US and abroad. With a long list of can't-miss sites, here's how to see it all in the nation's capital.

What to See
  • The White House — home to all the presidents since 1800 and a can’t-miss photo op for most visitors 
  • Capitol Hill — a historic district surrounding its crown jewel: the domed Capitol Building where Congress sits
  • The National Mall — a 1,000-acre park in the heart of the city, dotted with more than a dozen monuments and memorials
  • Tidal Basin — a manmade reservoir where you’ll find most of the monuments that aren’t on the Mall, including one of the newest: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 
  • The National Archives — a history-lover’s paradise and home to important documents like the original Constitution

How to Visit
  • Admire the White House from the outside on a city walking tour, or plan in advance and arrange a self-guided tour through your member of Congress.
  • Choose your preferred way to see the mall and Tidal Basin: on foot, bike, bus, Segway, or electric cart.
  • Opt for an evening bus tour to see the monuments and memorials lit up against the night sky without the usual daytime crowds.
  • If you want an inside look at DC past and present, book a VIP tour with priority access to the Capitol Building and National Archives.

Tours & Tickets

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 680 Reviews

Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol Building for a ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Washington DC Segway Tour, Washington DC, Viator VIP Tours
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Washington DC Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 360 Reviews

As you cruise through the Nation's Capital, past the monuments, White House and American icons, you will receive a great orientation, informative historical ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.99
Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart, Washington DC, Segway Tours
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 169 Reviews

See Washington DC’s major sites in a fun, unique way – aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.40
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1538 Reviews

You haven't seen Washington DC until you've seen it at night! On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington DC, and see ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 to 8 hrs

From USD $43.00
Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 96 Reviews

See DC's historical monuments and landmarks up close and personal on a 3-hour bike tour with an informative guide. Cruise around the National Mall to see some ...  Read more

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

From USD $44.00
Guided Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Guided Tour of Washington DC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 246 Reviews

Explore Washington DC’s top landmarks and monuments on a 3- or 6-hour tour by deluxe coach with full narration from an expert guide throughout the tour. Stop ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.00
Washington DC Guided Night Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC Guided Night Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 676 Reviews

Take a guided evening tour of Washington DC’s monuments and memorials -- majestic by day and spectacular when floodlit at night! See the Lincoln Memorial and ...  Read more

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

From USD $54.00
Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour, Washington DC, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 Reviews

See the famous sights of Washington by night including the Vietnam War Memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials. There is no better way to spend an ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.00
Washington DC Segway Night Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Washington DC Segway Night Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 156 Reviews

A fabulous way to see Washington D.C. at night! Highlights include: The White House, US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, U.S. Navy Memorial and more! ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.99
Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran, Washington DC, Segway Tours
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Design your own tour of Washington, DC, to ensure you visit every must-see location on your wish list. Choose between numerous DC attractions, many of them ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $240.00

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