Guided tour

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

Guided tour

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

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Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, 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


2.5 hours
  • Capitol Hill

  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

  • U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • National Mall

  • World War II Memorial, Washington DC

  • Washington Monument

  • White House, Washington

  • Capitol Hill

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Experience Washington DC’s famous monuments illuminated at night
  • Enjoy panoramic views of DC from a trolley with special stadium seating
  • Spend 30 minutes exploring the Lincoln, Vietnam & Korean War Memorials on foot
  • Spend 30 minutes discovering the FDR & MLK Memorials up close, on foot
  • Pass the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and Capitol Hill
Full description

See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a guided trolley tour. The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and makes three stops for you to get off the trolley and explore the memorials on your own and take photos.

Enjoy entertaining commentary from a professional tour guide who will entertain you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past.

The three stops on the tour are:

1. The Martin Luther King Memorial & the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

2. The Iwo Jima Memorial (aka US Marine Corps War Memorial)

3. The Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Besides stops at the major memorials, you will also get spectacular views of the Washington Memorial the White House, the National Mall, the Capitol Buildings, the Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums and Castle, the FBI & Dept of Justice Buildings, and the World War II Memorial.

  • Tour guide
  • Trolley transportation
  • 30-minute stop to visit Lincoln, Vietnam Veteran and Korean War Memorials
  • 30-minute stop to visit FDR & Martin Luther King Jr Memorials
  • 20-minute photo stop at Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the Washington DC Welcome Center. Look for the uniformed staff in bright green shirts at the Trolleys parked on E St NW outside the Welcome Center. They will direct you to get in line on the sidewalk to board the Trolleys and will scan your voucher just before you get on the tour.

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Important information

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • For the sites where there is no formal stop, the vehicle slows down as much as possible to allow you to take some photos. The conductor will advise you when to get your camera ready
  • This tour does not currently go to the Iwo Jima Memorial due to bridge closure, this stop will be replaced with a stop at the World War II Memorial
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 815 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The Monuments by Moonlight tour was our favorite part of our DC trip. Our trolley driver, Honest Abe, was extremely knowledgeable AND entertaining. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see all the monuments and the capitol buildings with less walking.

March 24, 2023

The driver Mike was a wealth of knowledge. Patient, courteous, and plenty of laughs along the way. Thanks Mike They pack in a lot of drive bys but the stops are kinda short. Next to impossible to see everything at every stop. You have to be selective of which monuments to visit and even then it's a rush.

March 24, 2023

Our guide Sasha was so energetic and informational. Enough time was spent at our stops despite us being delayed by the motorcade (totally cool by the way). I only wish the waiting area before departure was a little more organized/less chaotic. Overall, highly recommend and would do it again!

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 15348