Memorials by Moonlight Tour

Memorials by moonlight

This is the classic Washington walk. You’ll visit a selection of the city’s famous memorials including:

  • National World War II Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial
  • and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial

The Washington Monument and Thomas Jefferson Memorial are seen and discussed from a distance.

Our D.C. night tour has something for everyone

Experience neoclassical architecture, modern sculpture, haunting remembrances of war, historical insights, and even funny tales.

We’ll start with the big picture, standing near the Reflecting Pool, where the view stretches unencumbered from Abraham Lincoln’s Memorial to the Washington Monument. Then we’ll head toward the evening sun.

Along the way, our guides set the scene for the Federal City’s original plans to memorialize its national heroes and how they’ve evolved with time.

As we approach each memorial, you’ll hear its individual story and then have time to look around yourself, watching the lights come up in America’s capital city.

Reviews of our D.C. night walking tour

"The tour leader was knowledgeable and the city is magnificent at dusk — what's not to like. I would recommend this tour." Goldstar reviewer


Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of Brenda

Washington Walks Guide Brenda

BRENDA has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1982 when she helped launch USA Today newspaper

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CHRISTINA attributes her love of walking tours to Sunday afternoon family strolls at historic spots in her native Ohio. She is a long-time resident of the D.C. area and had a career in electronic libraries.

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Portrait of Paul

PAUL is a journalist, history buff, actor, and former radio newscaster who has lived in the Washington area for 26 years and still discovers something new every week.

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Available for private and group tour bookings only. Please email for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Available for private and group tour bookings only.

Available for private and group tour bookings only. Please email for more information.

Embarks from in front of the Organization of American States by the statue of Queen Isabella I. (Closest Metrorail station: Farragut West)
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