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Trolley Tour Platinum 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. We’re the only tour that takes you into Arlington National Cemetery, a must-see before leaving our nation’s capital. Monuments by Moonlight: Experience the beauty and awe of our country's most stirring monuments in a whole new way... by moonlight.

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TYPE RETAIL PRICE SAVE UP TO
Adults $158.00 $104.00 $54.00
Children (4-12) $106.25 $75.50 $30.75
Children Under 4 FREE FREE

Arlington Cemetery Loop valid for two consecutive days from date of trolley use. Blue Loop inclusion has no value and cannot be sold or transferred.

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 Platinum Pass & Monuments by Moonlight Includes:

  • This pass is currently unavailable
  • 2 days of unlimited free re-boarding at 17 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Limited seating to allow riders to maintain appropriate distancing
  • Full tour of Arlington National Cemetery*
  • BEST VIEW! Tallest vehicles allowed by law with stadium seating
  • Our trolleys are all weather - rain or shine, we got you covered
  • 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

ORANGE TOUR LOOP – HOP ON & OFF ALL DAY

Our tour traverses the National Mall with stops at several Smithsonian Museum buildings. You’ll have a chance to explore the National Monuments and Memorials (Lincoln, FDR, Washington, and Jefferson), as well as the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court buildings and much more.

RED TRANSFER (10-15 MINUTE RIDE)

Arlington National Cemetery requires that we use special tour vehicles to navigate the grounds. Therefore, a transfer of tour vehicles is required for the Arlington portion of our tour. Our red transfer shuttle will pick you up at the Lincoln Memorial (Stop #13) and drop you off at the cemetery where you’ll then hop aboard our Arlington National Cemetery touring vehicles for your tour of the cemetery grounds. You’ll have the opportunity to honor the brave men and women who’ve given their lives defending the ideals of our great nation. Witness the Changing of the Guard, visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, and explore the Memorial Amphitheater and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 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!

Our 2 1/2 hour Washington DC Monument Tours depart nightly from Washington Welcome Center,1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

ENTRY TO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

All US guests must provide a State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID. All foreign guests must present a PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted. If you ride the Shuttle over from the Lincoln Memorial without proper ID, you will be denied entry into the Cemetery and you must provide your own transportation back to the Lincoln Memorial. For security reasons, we will not be allowed to pick you back up on Memorial Drive. We apologize for any inconvenience. These changes and requirements are beyond our control.

*Arlington Cemetery Loop valid for two consecutive days from date of trolley use. Blue Loop inclusion has no value and cannot be sold or transferred.

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.

In accordance to the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 64) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations 70.2, 71.31(b). 71.32, all guests and personnel must wear a mask while waiting at a boarding location in addition to wearing a mask while on tour. For additional information on the regulation or how to wear a mask, please see the links below.
https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

Old Town Trolley Stops in Washington DC

  • 1
    STOP
    Washington Welcome Center – Departure Point
  • STOP
    The White House
  • STOP
    National Archives
  • 4
    STOP
    National Law Enforcement Museum
  • STOP
    Union Station
  • STOP
    U.S. Capitol
  • STOP
    Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
  • 8
    STOP
    The Wharf – Boarding for Water Taxi Boat Cruise
  • STOP
    International Spy Museum
  • STOP
    Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • STOP
    Jefferson Memorial
  • STOP
    FDR Memorial
  • STOP
    Lincoln Memorial – 30 Minute Stop
  • STOP
    National Museum of American History
  • STOP
    Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • STOP
    National Gallery of Art
  • STOP
    National Portrait Gallery

Booth Locations

Stop 1 Welcome Center

Stop 5 Union Station

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Old Town Trolley Tours

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

Arlington Cemetery Shuttle:
10:00am – 4pm.

2020 Closures and/or Delays:

October:
October 17: Race for Every Child – Closures and re-routes.
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: Walk & 5K to End HIV – Closures and re-routes.

November:
November 1: Run for the Parks – 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.

Arlington National Cemetery Tours

April 1 – September 30: The Changing of the Guard will be every 30 minutes, at the top and bottom of every hour. Social distancing limits will be in place at the Amphitheater.

Limited tours run from 9am – 4pm daily. They depart every hour on the hour. If guests disembark, there will be an hour wait for the next vehicle.

Cemetery hours are 8-5 p.m.

There are 4 stops: JFK Gravesite, JJ Pershing Gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Arlington House.

Memorial Amphitheater and Iwo Jima remain closed to the public.

No weekend route currently available.

Large groups and buses are prohibited at the present time. There is no bus parking available.

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:
6:30pm

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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