Memorials by Moonlight Tour

Monuments by moonlight

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

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

Our D.C. night tour has something for everyone

Experience neoclassical architecture, modern sculpture, haunting remembrances of war, historical insights, and even funny tales. Please note that the Washington Monument and Thomas Jefferson Memorial are seen and discussed from a distance.

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: 

BRENDA has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1982 when she helped launch USA Today newspaper as one of its founding editors.

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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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MANDY is a writer and book editor. She got hooked on D.C. history while working as communications director for Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, the Georgetown estate of one of Martha Washington’s granddaughters.

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MARY ANNE, a Washington area resident since 1972, is a former travel writer who rates the nation’s capital the most fascinating city she ever covered. She’s an avid architecture and history buff and shares broad knowledge of both fields on all her Washington Walks.

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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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POLLY wanted to live in D.C. ever since she and her husband Mike drove 450 miles right down to the Mall one spring day in the 1970s and couldn’t find parking.

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

Approximately 2 hours
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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