National Mall & Memorials & Tidal Basin Walking Tour

20 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Walk the National Mall with a licensed tour guide who will give you both the history and the context of all that you will see. Enjoy learning about the history, design, and meaning of the iconic monuments and memorials that make up the heart of downtown Washington, DC. As we approach each site, your experienced guide will set the scene with stories that reveal the character of the men and women behind each design. This is an inspiring walk, over 300 years in the making, that will resonate with all guests and leave you proud to be a part of it. On this tour we will explore: • Washington Monument. • White House. • WWII Memorial. • Reflecting Pool. • Vietnam Veterans Memorial. • Korean War Veterans Memorial. • Lincoln Memorial.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Visit DC Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Washington Monument

555 Feet tall, this is the largest free standing masonry structure in the world! A monument to the first President and Father of the Country, George Washington. Since 1888 this monument has towered over DC and the surrounding country side.

Duration: 10 minutes

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56 granite pillars surround the fountain in this majestic tribute to the greatest generation of Americans who came of age in a time of economic depression, and emerged from this conflict as heroes. Stroll around the grounds and you will learn about different aspects of the war from the perspective of the US which fought in both The Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dedicated in 2004, this memorial is popular with visitors to DC.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A quiet place designed for reflection, this memorial has over 58 thousand names of US casualties from this conflict etched into the black granite panels. Accommodating the wall is the Three Soliders Statue and a memorial to the female nurses who served.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Dedicated in 1995, this memorial has a black granite wall facing 19 stainless steel statues. Walking through this memorial can be a powerful experience with its focus on the visual arts.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln Memorial

The most iconic memorial in the country. President Abraham Lincoln occupies an almost mythic and revered place in the hearts of Americans everywhere. When it was dedicated in 1922, Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln was a guest of honor. At that point he represented a dwindling group of veterans who still remembered their their onetime leader and statesmen.

Duration: 10 minutes
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