Guided tour

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

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From US$ 45 per person

Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night! The Monuments by Moonlight Tour will take you on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the nation's capital.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience Washington D. C. at night
  • Take a trolley along streets traveled by U. S. presidents
  • See the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and other monuments by moonlight
Full description

See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour trolley tour! The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and make stops at the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the World War II Memorial A professional tour guide will entertain and inform you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past. You’ll hear tales about the curse of the Hope Diamond and the restless spirits who make the city their home. You’ll also hear about the Medal of Honor winner whose leg was amputated. He donated the leg to a museum and would frequently go to the museum to visit it!

Trolley stops: 

• FDR Memorial  • Lincoln Memorial  • Vietnam Veteran Memorial  • Korean War Memorial  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial  • World War II Memorial Washington turns into a very different place after dark, and with the Monuments, by Moonlight tour you’ll see the city in just the right light!

  • Trolley transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour does not currently go to the World War II Memorial due to renovations, this stop will be replaced with the Iwo Jima Memorial.
  • Local taxes are included
  • Food, drinks, and gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 607 reviews

Review summary

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It really worths to make the night tour! The monuments lighted are taking a mythical view. I feel it takes longer than actually required because of the stops; the 2nd one in particular did not need so much of time. The driver and guide gave a funny but insightful view and was absolutely great.

April 30, 2022

Loved loved MJ and his amazing energy, he truly was an exceptional guide and made sure everyone's was having the best time. However thought it was really difficult to really see anything with the reflection from the plastic window panels. Luckily we saw majority of the building driving by during the day, otherwise I'd be pretty bummed if the night tour was the only way to see the city. We did the tour with our Belgian friends who have great English, they mentioned several time that the informational flow was way too fast to process.

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February 26, 2022

My family and I truly enjoyed this tour. One of our favorite parts was the visit to Arlington Cemetery and the associated history related to its creation as well as the WWII statue of the soldiers planting the flag. We would highly recommend it and Mike was a phenomenal tour guide!!!

July 25, 2021

Product ID: 15348