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Washington DC: Monuments Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Washington DC: Monuments Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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Discover the famous monuments of Washington, D.C., on this self-guided walking tour with an app as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

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Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the stories behind the city's monuments
  • Discover how D.C. became what it is today
  • See the seats of American power
  • Get an inside look on how our government came to be
Full description
Visit the most iconic landmarks of America’s capital city on this flexible self-guided walking tour. See the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building, and much more, and learn the revolutionary history behind the creation of Washington, D.C.

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

Along with being developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists, most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. You'll begin your adventure next to Pershing Park, right across from the White House south lawn. From there, make your way to the White House itself, where you can admire the seat of American power and learn some fascinating tidbits about its construction. From here, head south toward Constitution Gardens and pick up some insight into D.C.’s complicated history along the way. Through the gardens, you’ll find what was once the city’s most controversial monument: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Next, head to the Lincoln Memorial, one of the most iconic memorials in D.C. The Korean War Veterans Memorial is next, where you’ll hear about the fraught political struggle which wracked the White House during this bloody conflict. As you continue east, you’ll be filled in on the aftermath of the War of 1812 and how D.C. grew into what it is today. The next monument you’ll arrive at will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the nation’s most revered civil rights leader. Then, cross the Kutz Bridge and learn why the Potomac River is so significant to this city’s history. From this bridge, you’ll also be able to see the impressive Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Later, reach the National Mall, which you’ve definitely seen on TV plenty of times. Get an up-close look at the Washington Monument and learn the history of George Washington’s connection to this important city. If you like museums, the next stretch of the tour is absolutely for you. You’ll pass the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art. On the final leg of the tour, visit three of the most crucial buildings in the city: The Library of Congress, the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The tour concludes amid these three awe-inspiring structures.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. Please reach the meeting point and start the game.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map
  • This is not an entry ticket
  • After booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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Very well done. Navigation takes some getting used to at first, but then you find your way around. I would do it again and again!

April 28, 2022

Really enjoyed this, you can trigger each stop manually or automatically so walk in any direction you want to the stops. Excellent way to guide yourself around DC.

April 18, 2022

April 12, 2022

Product ID: 404978