1. United States
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Lincoln Memorial

Monuments by Moonlight: Washington DC Nightime Trolley Tour

Product ID: 15348
Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night! The Monuments by Moonlight Tour will take you on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the nation's capital.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 7:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience Washington D. C. at night
  • Take a trolley along streets traveled by U. S. presidents
  • See the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and other monuments by moonlight
Full description
See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour trolley tour! The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and makes stops at the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the World War II Memorial.

A professional tour guide will entertain and inform you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past. You’ll hear tales about the curse of the Hope Diamond and the restless spirits who make the city their home.

You’ll also hear about the Medal of Honor winner whose leg was amputated. He donated the leg to a museum and would frequently go to the museum to visit it!

Trolley stops: 
• FDR Memorial 
• Lincoln Memorial 
• Vietnam Veteran Memorial 
• Korean War Memorial 
• Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 
• Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial 

Washington turns into a very different place after dark, and with the Monuments by Moonlight tour you’ll see the city in just the right light!
  • Trolley transportation
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour leaves from Union Station at 50 Massachusetts Ave.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Please note this tour does not currently go to the IWO Jima Memorial due to renovations, this stop will be replaced with the World War II Memorial.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 391 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Best company every! With the shut down of the DC sites looming while we were in DC, I contacted the company to ask to reschedule our tour from 3/15 to 3/12. We had 2 trolleys reserved for 56 people. Much to my delight, they were really accommodating! They made this happen and it was the highlight of our trip! Thank you to our drivers Honest Abe and Sooner Steve. Everyone on our tour enjoyed the sights! You both made this the best trip for our students. Thank you so much!

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March 18, 2020

Our tour guide Ellie was excellent, Informative and captivating on the history of all the sites we viewed. The problem was the trolley. Unfortunately, the windows were covered (Seasonal thing), with thick plastic and all views out Of the windows were distorted with sites barely recognizable. Thank goodness the trolley stopped several times for actual photo ops. Highly recommend this tour during warmer weather when the plastic comes off...not so much during the winter months.

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February 10, 2020

HW (Hard Work) was an amazing tour guide! He was friendly and gave ample details and fun facts on the buildings we passed. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable as passengers, and he allowed us to capture great photos. He was also funny and a joy to talk to overall.

January 22, 2020

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