The Best of DC Private Evening Tour
Operated by: Travel Curious
When the sun sets, the monuments and memorials of Washington DC are illuminated. Experience the stunning architecture of DC as you uncover its rich political history. On your private tour of the Capital’s monuments at night, you will:
- Be accompanied by a private tour guide throughout your tour.
- See the best of the monuments, when the people have largely left, and each monument is lit up to best display itself.
- See the iconic Washington Monument looming over the city.
- Experience the moving monuments of the Korean Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and World War II Memorial.
- Stand in awe of the immensity of The Lincoln Memorial, and stand on its steps, gazing out over the city.
Washington DC is ideal to explore after sunset when crowds disperse and buildings light up. On this tour, you will explore the most important national memorials of America's capital, as you understand their place in the country's history.
Not only will you uncover the monuments dedicated to historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but you will also have the chance to commemorate Vietnam and Korean veterans, as well as those lost during World War II. Throughout your walking tour, your guide will tell you stories about the circumstances around how the National Mall was built over the centuries - from Dolly Madison and Eliza Hamilton's efforts to build the Washington Monument to then 21-year-old Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam Memorial.
Please note: monuments and memorials are periodically closed for extended periods of time due to maintenance. This tour will take you to all monuments described that are also available to the public at the time of your tour. Additionally, in summer, the sun sets as late as 8:30 PM. Please be in touch with us if you wish to have a later start time.
2.5 hours 30 minutes
Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included
No tickets are required
Gratuities, food & drinks not included
Couples, Culture Vulture, Friends, History Buffs
Attractions along this route:
The White House
The White House is one of the most easily recognizable buildings on earth, yet shrouded in mystery and power.
Let yourself be dwarfed by the imposing Lincoln, whose full text of the famous lasting words, "four score and seven years ago" Gettysburg address are inscribed throughout the memorial.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Referred to as The Unknown War and The Forgotten War, its memorial captures the harrowing tales of soldiers who fought to stave off tides of North Korean communism during the Cold War.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
This magnificent memorial covers four acres and includes a statue of King by sculptor Lei Yixin.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Covering two acres, the Vietnam War Memorial pays homage to those who lost their lives in one of America's most controversial wars.
The symbol of the nation's capital dedicated to its namesake, the Washington Monument towers above the city.
World War II Memorial
National memorial in DC, commemorating those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to contribute to the Allied effort to defeat Hitler and the Japanese in World War II.