Guided tour

DC Monuments & Memorials Architectural Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Design Tours

DC Monuments & Memorials Architectural Walking Tour

Activity provider: DC Design Tours

From US$ 44 per person

Stroll the National Mall and learn about the stories, the people, and the controversies behind the monuments on this 2-hour guided tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the design of DC's awe-inspiring monuments & memorials
  • Visit the WW11 Memorial, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial & Lincoln Memorial
  • Learn about the politicians and designers who helped shape the nation's monumental "backyard"
  • Approach iconic landmarks from an architectural and design perspective
Full description
Meet your guide at the base of the Washington Monument. Start your tour by learning a bit about the history and controversies surrounding the construction of the 555-feet marble obelisk. Head towards the WW11 Memorial. Learn about the symbolism abound in this landmark built to honor those who served in the Second World War. Walk to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, often called the Vietnam Wall. Hear about the young designer and some of the secret design choices she is thought to have included. Continue to the Korean War Veterans Memorial and dive once again into the stories behind the design, from intentional reflections to the positioning of the soldiers. Finally, make your way up the steps to where Abe sits atop the Lincoln Memorial, to learn facts about the design of this grand and iconic structure erected in honor of the 16th president.
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  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour covers about 1-mile distance over the span of 2 hours
  • The tour takes place rain or shine unless the weather is dangerous
  • Please dress appropriately! for the weather
  • Tips are not included in the ticket price
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Very informative and an incredible quite. She was very personable.

August 27, 2021

Product ID: 401034