Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of America Washington DC Monuments TourWashington Welcome CenterWashington, DC 20001
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See DC in a different light! Hop aboard a DC trolley for this fully-narrated Monuments by Moonlight tour of our nation’s capital. The tour includes panoramic views and stops at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and more… as your local guide shares captivating stories and anecdotes.

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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, DC turns into a different city and Old Town Trolley Tours knows just how to show off the Capitol City at night! Experience the sights and sounds of this truly magnificent city at night with experienced tour guides aboard the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight tour by trolley.

Be transported back in time as you ride along the same streets presidents traveled, and hear historical tales and anecdotes about the city’s fascinating history, such as The Curse of the Hope Diamond and its legacy of death and despair and the Medal of Honor winner who donated his amputated leg to a museum and often visited it!

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 stops at the MLK Jr. Memorial/ FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Marine Corps 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 aboard Monuments by Moonlight for a new view of the city and all it is famous for. Tour departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW.

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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.