Private Nighttime Walking Tour of DC’s National Mall

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Experience the stunning secrets of Washington DC! The city is known for being home to the seats of the country’s political leaders, beautiful monuments to moments in history, and sprawling landscapes. Guests on this tour will hear about the stories of America’s capital and its leaders, and uncover the beauty of the area under the cover of the evening!

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington DC Travel Experts
  • See the capital city in the evening!
  • This entire tour is approximately 2.5 hours in duration.
  • Tour is suitable for culture vultures and history buffs of all ages!
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour.
  • Some monuments may be closed for extended periods due to maintenance.
  • Guests can ask for a later start time during summer tours as the sun sets later in the evening.
  • It’s advisable to wear warmer clothing for this evening tour.


from The National Mall at Dusk: Washington DC Private Evening Tour
When the sun sets, the monuments and memorials of Washington DC are illuminated. Experience the stunning architecture of DC as you uncover its rich political history. On your private tour of the Capital’s monuments at night, you will:

-Be accompanied by a private tour guide throughout your tour.
-See the best of the monuments, when the people have largely left, and each monument is lit up to best display itself.
-See the iconic Washington Monument looming over the city.
-Walk by the World War II Memorial honoring the soldiers and civilians who served during the war.
-Experience the moving monuments of the Korean Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Memorials.
-Stand in awe of the immensity of The Lincoln Memorial, and stand on its steps, gazing out over the city and the reflecting pool.
-End your tour at the iconic White House, residence, and workplace of the United States President.

Washington DC is ideal to explore after sunset when crowds disperse and buildings light up. On this tour, you will explore the most important national memorials of America's capital, as you understand their place in the country's history.

Not only will you uncover the monuments dedicated to historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but you will also have the chance to commemorate Vietnam and Korean veterans, as well as those lost during World War II.

Throughout your walking tour, your guide will tell you stories about the circumstances around how the National Mall was built over the centuries - from Dolly Madison and Eliza Hamilton's efforts to build the Washington Monument to then-21-year-old Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam Memorial.

End your tour in front of The White House, where you are free to continue exploring the lighted city at your own pace.

Please note: In summer, the sun sets as late as 8:30 PM. Please be in touch with us if you wish to have a later start time.

- 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 and drop off
- Transportation

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