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.
See Washington DC's monuments by moonlight while aboard a trolley
Hear entertaining anecdotes and historical information from a guide on an evening tour
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 Veterans Memorial and more
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Avoid crowds and get great views of the monuments illuminated at night from an open-air trolley.
This unique trolley tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington DC and its many famous locations by moonlight.
Meet your 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 live commentary from a local guide.
Ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled and see the Washington Monument lit up for the evening. Pass the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, illuminated from the Tidal Basin; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, featuring cascading waterfalls and 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 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.
Save money and bundle your experience to include any of our daytime trolley options:
Silver Pass: • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. • "Hop on - Hop off" at 17 stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront
Gold Pass: • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 points of interest • Hop "On and Off" at 17 stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Includes trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking • 25 minute water taxi ride down the Potomac River.
Platinum Pass: • 2 consecutive days of unlimited touring with Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. • "On and Off" privileges at 17 stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company (valid one day) • 25 minute water taxi ride down the Potomac River. • Water Taxi portion of the ticket valid round-trip one day only • Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking • Drop off locations from Wharf are Georgetown, National Harbor and Alexandria.
Great value for money. Our guide, Sooner Steve, was so knowledgeable and funny. We had a few mishaps on the tour with on of our group getting lost and one having a nasty fall but our driver took it all in his stride. Views and monuments are well worth seeing at nighttime. Highly recommended
Seeing the monuments at night was really something cool. It was a very good your and our guide explained things well. It was about 3 hours with lots to take in. You'll be tired but you'll be glad you did it.
We took the Moonlight Tour. The boarding of the tour was the worst part. It departs from the train station and is very hectic and the instructions to board are not very clear. The tour itself was good we got some good pictures and our guide "Batman" was very informative and a great guide. We had a great time!
The seats my family sat had horrible views of all the attractions and monuments. The guide was good but the design of the trolley style buses isn’t the best for sightseeing. We would have preferred the upper deck of a two story bus.