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Trolley Tour Silver Pass & Monuments by Moonlight

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SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY: In order to provide our guests with the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has implemented a number of new safety measures such as limiting seating to allow riders to maintain social distancing, face coverings required and an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation. Face masks are not required for guests but are highly suggested. For over 30 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided Washington DC sightseeing tours highlighting the best of the city. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Monuments by Moonlight: Experience the beauty and awe of our country's most stirring monuments in a whole new way... by moonlight.
Adults $94.00 $84.00 $10.00
Children (4-12) $66.00 $59.40 $6.60
Children Under 4 FREE FREE

Monuments by Moonlight: Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.

Tours do not have to be taken on the same day.

Old Town Trolley Tours: As seat of the government and an icon for the nation, Washington, DC is a place to learn about history and watch it in the making. On the Monuments by Moonlight Tour you'll be transported to many of the city's most famous sights, while enjoying the tranquil night and evening breeze.

Your Trolley Tour Silver Pass & Monuments by Moonlight Includes:

  • 1 day of unlimited free re-boarding at 17 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Limited seating to allow riders to maintain appropriate distancing
  • BEST VIEW! Tallest vehicles allowed by law with stadium seating
  • Our trolleys are all weather - rain or shine, we got you covered
  • Exclusive history monitors - windows to the past
  • 100% live narration (no pre-recorded tours)
  • Comfortable padded seats
  • Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour:
  • See the city’s most popular monuments in a different light
  • Night Tour: Stops at Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, FDR, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials
  • Tours do not have to be taken on the same day

Washington DC Old Town Trolley Tours

Our convenient and continuous tour loop takes you to the BEST of DC. We hold all of our tours to the highest of standards, and we’re committed to providing you with the best sightseeing experience possible.


Our tour traverses the National Mall, museums and The Wharf. You’ll have a chance to explore museums, the National Monuments and Memorials (Lincoln, FDR, Washington, and Jefferson), as well as the United States Capitol, Supreme Court buildings and more.


Our red transfer shuttle will pick you up at the Lincoln Memorial (Stop #13) and drop you off at the cemetery. Please note that only the gold and platinum tickets include a tour of Arlington National Cemetery aboard our vehicles. You may explore on your own by foot. When you’re finished at Arlington, catch the shuttle again and we’ll take you back to the Lincoln Memorial so you can continue your tour of the city.

Monuments by Moonlight Tour

When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city, and Old Town Trolley Tours knows just the right way to show off the Capitol City at night! Experience top-rated Washington DC Night Tours with experienced tour guides.

Our professional tour guides will take you right to some of the city’s most popular monuments and let you see the city in a different light.

Along the way, you’ll be transported back in time as you ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled, and hear historical tales and anecdotes about the city’s fascinating history, such as The Curse of the Hope Diamond and its legacy of death and despair and the Medal of Honor winner who donated his amputated leg to a museum and often visited it!


All visitors 16 years of age and older must present a valid state or government issued photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors 16 and 17-years-old may present a school-issued identification for entry.

Safety is our First Priority

The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority.

  • We have roped off specific seats on the trolley to maintain social distancing.
  • We request that family members stay together in groups of two.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn by all staff and guests over the age of six (6) per city code. For the convenience of our guests, face masks are available for purchase.
  • Our company is committed to maintaining clean, disinfected vehicles for your safety.
  • We utilize a deep disinfectant nightly on all surfaces inside the vehicle and utilize a multi-surface cleaner and disinfectant as recommended by the CDC for all touch points in the vehicle during the day between tours.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available for your use as you board and disembark the vehicle. Please utilize this dispenser for the safety of you and those around you.
  • We’re enhancing our cleaning procedures at our sales depots and encourage guests to use cashless transactions.

While we want you to enjoy your tour, relax and have fun, it is our goal that you do this in a safe environment. We are glad you chose to tour with us and see Washington, DC.

Old Town Trolley Tours is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of our guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using our services, you voluntarily assume all risks rising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.

Old Town Trolley Stops in Washington DC

  • 1
    Washington Welcome Center
  • 2
    The White House
  • 3
    National Archives
  • 4
    National Law Enforcement Museum
  • 5
    Union Station
  • 6
    U.S. Capitol
  • 7
    Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
  • 8
    The Wharf – Boarding for Water Taxi Boat Cruise
  • 9
    International Spy Museum
  • 10
    Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • 11
    Jefferson Memorial
  • 12
    FDR Memorial
  • 13
    Lincoln Memorial – Transfer for Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle
  • 14
    National Museum of American History
  • 15
    Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • 16
    National Gallery of Art
  • 17
    National Portrait Gallery

Booth Locations

Stop 1 Welcome Center

Stop 5 Union Station


Old Town Trolley Tours

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
Trolleys board approximately every 30 minutes.
9am – 4:00pm.
Last re-boarding time: 4:00pm.
Last full tour departs Washington Welcome Center at 4:00pm.

Arlington National Cemetery is temporarily closed.
Arlington Cemetery Shuttle:

Begins at 9:30am from Arlington National Cemetery.
Picks up from stop 13 at 9:45am.
Last pickup at Lincoln Memorial is at 4:30pm.
Last pickup from Arlington National Cemetery is at 5pm.

2020 Closures and/or Delays:
January 18: Women’s March – Closed for day tours.
January 24: March for Life – Closed for day tours.

March 7: FITDC Her Story 5K – Closures and re-routes.
March 15: St. Patrick’s Day Parade & 5K & 10K race – Closures and re-routes.
March 21: URun4 Race – Tidal Basin – Closures and re-routes.
March 28: Rock & Roll Marathon – Tours begin at 12pm.
March 29: Scope It Out 5K Run – Closures and re-routes.

April 4: Cherry Blossom Parade – Closures and re-routes.
April 5: Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run – Tours begin at 11am.
April 11: Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic – Closures and re-routes.

May 3: National Women’s Half Marathon & The Race for Hope: Tours begin at 12pm.
May 16: Bike DC: Tours begin at 11am.
May 17: Capitol Hill Classic 10K – Closures and re-routes.
May 24: Rolling Thunder – Closed for day tours.
May 25 – Memorial Day – Closures and re-routes.
May 31: Girls on the Run 5K and JFD One Walk – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Fiesta Asia Street Fair – Closures and re-routes.

June 6: – Race for Respect – Closures and re-routes.
June 13: – Purple Stride 5K and Pride Parade – Closures and re-routes.
June 14: – Pride Concert & Festival – Closures and re-routes.
June 27-28: – Giant BBQ Battle – Closures and re-routes..

July 4: Closed for day and night tours.

TBD: Fast & Furious 5K – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Million Transgender March – Closures and re-routes.

October 11: Army 10-Miler – Closed for day tours.
October 17: Race for Every Child – Closures and re-routes.
October 25: Marine Corp Marathon – Closed for day tours.
TBD: BOO! 10K Run – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Run for the Badge – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Leukemia / Lymphoma Walk – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Walk & 5K to End HIV – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: Autism Speaks Walk – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: The Taste of DC – Closures and re-routes.

November 1: Run for the Parks – Closures and re-routes.
November 8: Veterans Day 10K – Closures and re-routes.
TBD: National Race to End Women’s Cancer – Closures and re-routes.
November 26: Thanksgiving – Closed for day and night tours.

December 6: Jingle All the Way 5K & 10K Race – Closures and re-routes.
December 25: – Closed for day and night tours.

Monuments by Moonlight Tour

Tours depart from Washington Welcome Center:
1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

March 10 – November 4:
7:30 pm

November 5 – March 9:

Tour times are subject to change without notice. Please contact 202-832-9800 to make a reservation.

2020 Closures and/or Delays:
July 4: Closed for day and night tours.
November 26: Thanksgiving – Closed for day and night tours.
December 25: – Closed for day and night tours.

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