Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of AmericaBusiness Office: 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NEWashington, DC 20001
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Hop aboard, sit back, and enjoy a leisurely 2.5-hour trolley tour of our nation’s capital. Along the way, you’ll see and learn about notable landmarks including the White House, the Capitol Building, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and so many more. Throughout your tour, your local tour guide will tell you captivating stories, historical facts, and even about a few ghost sightings!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • Tours depart every night from Union Station.
  • Stops include the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more.


from Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city, and Old Town Trolley Tours knows just the right way to show off the Capitol City at night! Enjoy the sights and sounds of this truly magnificent city as you join the professional tour guides for entertaining anecdotes and historical information along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories of the spirits that haunt our nation's capital.

On board, you'll see some of the city's most popular monuments such as the Capitol Building, the White House, and the Washington Monument. The tour makes three stops, the MLK Jr. Memorial/ FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial stop also serves the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial allowing you to see these sights in a different light. The MLK and FDR Memorials are the same stop.

Climb onboard the Monuments by Moonlight Tour for a new view of the city and all it is famous for. Tour only departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW.

To assure valued guests have the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has implemented several new disinfecting and safety measures including daily deep disinfecting procedures for the vehicles and facilities, additional throughout-the-day disinfecting on high volume touch-points, limiting seating to allow riders to maintain appropriate distancing and sanitizing solution dispensers on every vehicle and at the sales locations. In accordance with the Public Health Service Act, all guests and personnel must wear a mask while waiting at a boarding location in addition to wearing a mask while on tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.

Where does the tour depart from?

Monument by Moonlight Night Tour departs nightly from the Washington Welcome Center, 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

What languages are the tours in?

The tour is in English.

Is the tour narrated?

Yes. Your expert tour guide will tell you about our nation’s capital and captivating history and stories.

Do I need a reservation?

Yes. It is strongly encouraged that you make a reservation to ensure you have a seat on tour.

I have a wheelchair and would like to take it on the tour. Do I need to make other arrangements?

Please call at least 24 hours in advance to give notice if you would like a wheelchair-accessible trolley. For more information, go to accessibility services.

Is there a place for me to put my stroller?

A dedicated space is available on the trolleys for strollers and folding wheelchairs.

Are food and drinks allowed on the tour?

Food and drinks are welcome. However, alcoholic beverages are not allowed for the guests' safety and comfort.

Are your trolleys open-air?

All trolleys have windows that can be opened and closed as needed.

Are your trolleys air-conditioned?

No. The trolleys are open-air vehicles with windows that can be opened and closed as needed. With the cold nighttime air and temperatures, it is recommended that passengers bring a jacket.

Are the trolleys heated?

Yes. During the wintertime, heated trolleys are glass-enclosed specifically for the colder weather.