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Washington DC's Top National Monuments

Washington DC's Top National Monuments

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.

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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

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Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
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  • 6 hours
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Best of DC - With Visit to US Capitol Grounds & Access To National Archives

Best of DC - With Visit to US Capitol Grounds & Access To National Archives

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Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
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  • 7 hours
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart
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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
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DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour

DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour

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Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
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  • 3 hours
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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See the historical sights of Washington DC with an up-close view of significant monuments on a bike tour by comfortable cruiser. Ride an easy route over flat terrain from the National Mall to the Potomac Tidal Basin and view DC landmarks including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial as you explore the attractions with a knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty of Washington, D.C. at night on this monuments at night bike tour of the city. Check out the Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials once the sun goes down and explore the Vietnam War Memorial and the National Mall at night. This popular tour offers travelers the chance to explore on two wheels after dark when monuments are less crowded.
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  • 3 hours
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