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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Washington Welcome Center
Tour departs from this location. Shop for unique Washington DC souvenirs
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Supreme Court
Supreme Court stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Library of Congress
Library of Congress stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial Stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tidal Basin
Tidal Basin stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
Washington Monument stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
White House
White House stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Capitol Hill
Capitol stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol
Capitol stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
MLK stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC
Onboard your trolley, you'll see 100 of Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The trolley also makes night-time stops at the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial, allowing you to see these impressive monuments floodlit by night. While you tour, your guide provides entertaining anecdotes and historical information about the sights, along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories about the spirits who haunt the nation's capital. Save money and bundle your experience to include our daytime trolley. The Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. Select the option that best suits your interests then enjoy! You can hop on and off at any of the 17 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes. Enjoy onboard narration in English or, with our exclusive foreign language app, you can choose to have the tour narrated in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese. Once you purchase your ticket, you can download the app and then just sit back, relax, and enjoy every sight and sound of the fully-narrated tour through the Nation’s Capital. Earbuds are available for purchase. Silver Pass: • A one-of-a-kind fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. • "Hop on - Hop off" privileges at 17 conveniently located stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Free reboarding all day Gold Pass: • An exciting fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 point of interest • "On and Off" privileges at 17 conveniently located stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Enjoy a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Exclusive 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 • An exciting fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. • "On and Off" privileges at 17 conveniently located stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Enjoy a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Arlington National Cemetery portion of ticket valid one day only • 25 minute water taxi ride down the Potomac River. • Water Taxi portion of the ticket valid round-trip one day only • Exclusive Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking • Drop off locations from Wharf are Georgetown, National Harbor and Alexandria.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Onboard your trolley, you'll see 100 of Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The trolley also makes night-time stops at the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial, allowing you to see these impressive monuments floodlit by night. While you tour, your guide provides entertaining anecdotes and historical information about the sights, along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories about the spirits who haunt the nation's capital. Save money and bundle your experience to include our daytime trolley. The Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. Select the option that best suits your interests then enjoy! You can hop on and off at any of the 17 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes. Enjoy onboard narration in English or, with our exclusive foreign language app, you can choose to have the tour narrated in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese. Once you purchase your ticket, you can download the app and then just sit back, relax, and enjoy every sight and sound of the fully-narrated tour through the Nation’s Capital. Earbuds are available for purchase. Silver Pass: • A one-of-a-kind fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. • "Hop on - Hop off" privileges at 17 conveniently located stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Free reboarding all day Gold Pass: • An exciting fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 point of interest • "On and Off" privileges at 17 conveniently located stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Enjoy a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Exclusive 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 • An exciting fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. • "On and Off" privileges at 17 conveniently located stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront • Enjoy a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Arlington National Cemetery portion of ticket valid one day only • 25 minute water taxi ride down the Potomac River. • Water Taxi portion of the ticket valid round-trip one day only • Exclusive Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking • Drop off locations from Wharf are Georgetown, National Harbor and Alexandria.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Grab a quick dinner beforehand, this is a long tour and you’ll arrive back at a Union Station late in the evening." See review
  • "If you have difficulty walking or seeing in the dark, you may want to reconsider this tour as there are areas that are poorly lit and with uneven walkways." See review
  • "The trolleys are open air and crowded so it can be difficult to hear the guide."

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star-5
Third times the charm
Warren_R
, Jul 2020
I’ve taken this tour three times, never get tired of it. Unfortunately we didn’t get to do what was originally planned but still well worth it
star-5
Moonlight tour
Amelia_B
, Mar 2020
Excellent driver and tour guide. Very informative evening! She gave us specific instructions on how to best view the monuments with many background stories.
star-5
HW is Fantasfic
Vanessa_M
, Mar 2020
HW was a wonderful tour guide. Not only did he provide a wealth of knowledge but he was genuinely interested in the details and kept our attention throughout. He also kept us on track!
star-5
Don’t miss - ask for MJ!
Amy_M
, Feb 2020
We were traveling with 3 kids and were thinking of canceling because everyone was tired and I am so glad we didn’t! Monuments are magical at night but eclipsed by our tour guide MJ who stole the show!! He is warm and funny and engaging and full of historical details and information - fun anecdotes and little known facts included! Can’t recommend enough!!!
star-3
Fun Guide, awful views from bus.
Tanya
, Feb 2020
Guide was entertaining. Views from bus were awful. Only great views were with walking parts of tour and not enough of those.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
I was sorry to read our tour did not meet your expectations. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-5
Sooner Steve
BARBIEARBI
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Sooner Steve was superb! He relayed the perfect amount of information, has a good sense of humor. Fun trip. Saw a lot.
star-2
Guide woefully misinformed
nysp1917
, Jan 2020
Guide totally misinformed about origin of Arlington cemetery, and was unaware of connection to Robert E. Lee; guide says last person JFK met before assassination was Marilyn Monroe; guide said when John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan he "was the worst shot in the world," not two brave law enforcement officers were also shot as well as his press secretary, among dozens of law enforcement protecting the President.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
I was sorry to read you were disappointed in your tour. I have forwarded your comments to the general manager for his review, as we use our guests comments to monitor how we are doing. We do offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
star-5
Great tour!!
hectorkristy
, Dec 2019
MJ was a great tour guide. It was really a fun tour! We truly enjoyed ourselves and iurnkids range from 7-17 and they all enjoyed.
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DC tour
veee1438
, Nov 2019
Tour was wonderful. Sooner Steve’s commentary was excellent. It kept both young and tenured engaged throughout the tour. I very much appreciate his request for a moment of silence as we passed Arlington National cemetery. My husband is not a fan of group trips, and he thoroughly enjoyed this one. Thank you!!
star-5
Great tour!
Lisa M
, Nov 2019
Sooner Steve, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun! Beautiful to spend time at the monuments when they were all lit up. If you have difficulty walking or seeing in the dark, you may want to reconsider this tour as there are areas that are poorly lit and with uneven walkways.

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