Washington, D.C. Monuments Self Guided Walking Tour and History Quiz

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Embark on a trivia tour combo through the most famous landmarks of America’s capital city! See the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and much more, all while discovering the rich history behind Washington, D.C. All of this at your own pace. Each point of interest on the tour has a location-based trivia question. As you walk the route, the app will prompt you with questions that encourage you to really pay attention to your surroundings for clue(s) or use your knowledge to find the answers. Answer correctly and this tour guide app will fill you in on surprising bits of history and tips for getting the most out of your trip. You can skip the questions if you like and the app will function as a self guided tour that works with GPS. Within 15 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Before your visit, download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. Stick to our recommended route for the best experience.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: White House Visitors Center

Your journey through this historic, important city begins at the White House Visitor Center, right by the White House itself. Prepare to take a stroll past the best monuments, museums, and landmarks in all of Washington, D.C.

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Your first stop will be none other than the White House known around the world. Here, you'll not only get a good look at this incredible landmark, but also some little-known history about its construction

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Constitution Gardens

Continuing along your path, you'll pass through the lovely Constitution Gardens, one of D.C.'s many beautiful green spaces

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The first memorial you'll reach is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a poignant, thoughtful work of art which stirred up quite a controversy when it was first unveiled

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln Memorial

Up next is the iconic Lincoln Memorial, where you'll find an enormous statue of Lincoln overlooking his pavilion in front of a powerful inscription.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial

After that, you'll come to the Korean War Veterans Memorial, honoring those who fought and died during the Korean War. This unusual memorial blends thousands of photographs with surprising architecture, and you'll learn about all the symbolism behind it

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Next, you'll arrive at the memorial to civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. Here, you'll get a quick refresher on King himself and learn how one of his speeches inspired the design of this monument

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

You path brings you next to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, dedicated, of course, to the president responsible for saving America from the Great Depression and implementing many of the social programs we take for granted today

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jefferson Memorial

It's impossible to miss the next memorial, an immense structure dedicated to one of America's founding fathers: Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson himself may be a controversial figure, but there's no denying that this memorial is awe-inspiring!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Mall

Next you'll arrive at the National Mall a picturesque stretch of greenway which is also home to many of Washington's most iconic sights

Duration: 10 minutes

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You'll pass the intricate and expansive World War II Memorial next, where you have the chance to pay your respects to the Americans who gave their lives in the fight against fascism and search for the two hidden "Kilroy was here" engravings

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Washington Monument

You'll then approach the Washington Monument, that iconic white obelisk reaching skyward. Did you know this was once the world's tallest structure? It was actually dethroned by none other than the Eiffel Tower!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Then it's on to the National Museum of African American History, honoring and detailing the many named and nameless African American heroes who built this country

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

After that, you'll arrive at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the ultimate place to go for anything American history related

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden

Then, stroll through the Sculpture Garden, a cozy little park full of strange, captivating works of art

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Want to see the place where, as the saying goes, "the sausage gets made"? That's up next, at the House of Representatives, where congress meets to create and debate legislation

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Library of Congress

After that you'll arrive at the ultimate library: the Library of Congress. Home to over 32 million books along with tons of other pieces of media, this building contains some serious knowledge!

Duration: 10 minutes

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Next is the United States Capitol Building, that iconic domed structure you've seen on TV. Get an in-person look at this landmark and hear about how this branch of the government came into being

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Supreme Court

Finally, you'll arrive at the Supreme Court of the United States, where the ultimate authorities on Constitutional Law bring down their gavels. The tour concludes here

Duration: 15 minutes
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