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DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

Product ID: 128016
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This 2.5 hour walking tour through Washington DC’s most popular sites will introduce you to the wars and presidents that have helped shape the United States. Explore the city at night when the monuments are illuminated to perfection.
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Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
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  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • See Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument floodlit at night
  • Experience the White House exterior illuminated at night
  • Visit war memorials
Full description
Get to know Washington DC at night through its collection of iconic outdoor monuments on a tour with an energetic local guide. Explore the city after sunset, when the buildings are illuminated brilliantly. Spend 2.5 hours browsing the most important national memorials of the United States capital and understand their place in the country’s history.

As well as exploring DC’s rich history, see the monuments and memorials of the National Mall that feature figures like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Your local guide will share stories about the major players and events in American history that have earned memorials on the Mall and the mysterious symbolism built into these structures.

Revisit memorials to World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Highlights include the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Korean Veteran's Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the White House. You will be treated to many photo opportunities along the way, so keep your camera handy.
  • Professional guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour at night
  • Private or small group group tour of no more than 8 people
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Lafayette Park, at the corner of 16th Street and H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Maximum of 10 people per tour allowed
• For small group tour options, minimum numbers apply. The tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
• Please advise when booking if you require a wheelchair accessible tour
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed on this tour
• Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can not be visited inside
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Babylon Tours DC

Product ID: 128016