Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of America50 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!

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
Experience the beauty and awe of our country’s most stirring monuments in a whole new way—by moonlight. On the Monuments by Moonlight Tour you’ll be transported to many of the city’s most famous sights, while enjoying the tranquil night and evening breeze.

During the 2-½ hour tour, the trolley will stop at the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Iwo Jima, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (beginning 9-26-11). You’ll see the Capitol Building, the White House and more. As the tour journeys through the city, our knowledgeable conductors share amusing anecdotes, historical facts and even some spooky stories about ghostly sightings in the city.

You’ll see Washington DC like never before and without all the hustle of the day. At each stop you’ll have the opportunity to take a stroll through the most famous spots, learn how each monument and memorial has a significant meaning and what it represents. This is a tour that allows you to see the glorious beauty and architecture of our most treasured memorials and tributes.

Climb on board our Monuments by Moonlight Tour for a new view of the city and all it is famous for. The tour departs each evening from Union Station.

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Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
Took the moonlight tour, with the hope of seeing the beautiful buildings of Washington lite up. Unfortunately the Windows were steamed up most of the time leaving limited visibility. Out guide spoke so fast, being English it was impossible to keep up. The tour over ran by an hour and we were not informed were going to be two stops on the route. Very disappointing and definitely a waste of money.
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"Sooner Steve and Go POKES!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2019
We had a great evening of touring our nation's Capitol city. Our tour guide, Sooner Steve, was awesome. He was full of knowledge, lighthearted and very kind. As an OSU Cowboy, it's hard for me to say that about a Sooner, but he said he had the OSU Fight Song as his ring tone, so he's okay in my book. Great experience and Go POKES!!!
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"Washington by Moonlight Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2019
It was a beautiful experience. Virginia our guide was a superb host. She was funny and well informed giving us a great deal of information throughout the tour.
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Canberra, Australia
"A great night time introduction to Washington DC "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2019
We did the monuments by moonlight tour tonight and it was great. A super comfy trolley car with Mike a true super host. Mike told us many inside stories and special tips that made the night extra special. We bundled this tour with others and all look forward to next ones based on tonights great experience.
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Springfield, Missouri
"Great Moonlight tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2019
This company is professional and easy to use. This was a highlight of my DC experience. Dominque our tour leader and trolley driver was exceptional! She was energetic and knowledgeable. We got to see all the monuments by trolley and she stopped 30-45 minutes so we could look around and take photos. I highly recommend this tour. Worth the money and time.
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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?
Tours depart from Union Station each evening on the following schedule:

  • March 13 – November 5: 7:30 pm
  • November 6 – March 12: 6:30 pm

What languages are the tours in?
The tour is in English.

Is the tour narrated?
Yes. Your expert tour guide will tell you all about our nation’s capital along with captivating history and stories.

Do I need a reservation?
Yes. We strongly encourage you to make a reservation to ensure you have a seat on the tour.

I have a wheelchair and would like to take it on the tour. Do I need to make other arrangements?
If you would like a wheelchair-accessible trolley, we ask that you call at least 24 hours in advance to give us notice and allow us to make accommodations for you. For more information, go to accessibility services.

Is there a place for me to put my stroller?
We have room for strollers and folding wheelchairs at the front of our trolleys.

Are food and drinks allowed on the tour?
Food and drinks are welcome. However, alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Are your trolleys open-air?
Our trolleys are equipped with windows that can be opened and closed as needed. They also have roofs to protect passengers from the elements.

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, we use heated trolleys that are glass-enclosed specifically for the colder weather.