The National Mall: Washington DC Private Half-Day Walking Tour in Washington DC

Travel CuriousAt the flagpoles in Freedom PlazaWashington DC, DC 20500
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Explore the heart of America’s capital with a private half-day walking tour of the National Mall, Washington, DC. Learn about the city's incredible history—from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial. Visit the Vietnam War Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr Memorial before continuing at your own pace. Perfect for history buffs!

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

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from Ashley, one of our Washington DC Travel Experts
  • Discover the history of America's capital.
  • Visit the most famous landmarks and iconic monuments along the National Mall.
  • Tour duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • Suitable for couples, families, culture vultures and history buffs of all ages.
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour with just you, your group and your guide.
  • Dress comfortably, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


from The National Mall: Washington DC Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Discover the history and significance of Washington, DC with a private half-day walking tour of the National Mall. Your expert guide will lead you along the National Mall to the monuments, memorials, and museums that make up this historic site. Along the way, learn about the city's incredible history as well as current events that shaped its past.

On your private tour, you will:
  • See one of the most famous houses in the world, The White House - the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States
  • Pass by the Washington Memorial, and walk along the famed National Mall
  • Visit the Vietnam War Memorials to honor the men and women who fought in the war
  • Climb the iconic stairs to the Lincoln Memorial, and read the immortal words spoken at Gettysburg
  • Enjoy the spectacular views over the reflecting pool and the Capitol
  • Visit the evocative Korean War Veterans Memorial and learn about The Forgotten War memorial housing the Wall of Remembrance
  • Hear the story of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, learn about the numerous marches that have taken place in the capital and the changes inspired by these movements
  • The tour ends here, where they recommend you to continue on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Jefferson Memorial at your own leisure

Your tour will begin with views of two of the most famous buildings in the country – the U.S. Capitol and the White House. While learning about the history of each, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the fascinating politics of the most powerful country in the world.

From there, your tour continues to more of Washington DC’s iconic sites, where you’ll learn all about the stories of the nation and its capital and each unique monument and memorial along the National Mall. On your private tour, your guide will take you to several of the city’s most famous monuments, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

Your tour ends at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, where you are free to continue exploring at your own pace.

  • A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group.
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places.

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transportation

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Frequently Asked Questions about The National Mall: Washington DC Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Where does this tour meet?

You will meet your guide at the flagpoles in Freedom Plaza—1325 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

The entire Private Half-Day Walking Tour of DC's National Mall is approximately 3 hours long.

What is included in the tour package?

This tour includes a local English-speaking guide and an expertly guided walking tour.

What landmarks will we see on the Private Half-Day Walking Tour of DC's National Mall?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) The White House (2) Lincoln Memorial (3) Korean War Veterans Memorial (4) Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (5) Vietnam Veterans Memorial (6) Washington Monument

Is transportation included?

This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation is not included.

Is parking provided?

No, but multiple parking garages and street parking are available near the departure point. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advice on getting to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as most of the time will be spent walking.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for incidental purchases or gratuities (optional).

What should I wear?

Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes.

How many people are on a tour?

This is a private walking tour which means it will just be you, your group, and your guide on the tour.