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Our hop on/hop off feature is currently not available but will be returning soon! Read our tour updates & safety information for all new safety measures implemented during this post-COVID period.


We may not be as old as the monuments, but with over 30 years and eight million guests, we’re DC’s most experienced sightseeing company. When you join us on one of our tours, you’ll enjoy what we call Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. It’s the perfect way to experience the city! We’ve carefully crafted our tour route, selecting the right stops at the right places, to maximize your time in the city. We also have the most highly-trained and knowledgeable tour guides and we stand by the quality of our tours with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! So, let’s go adventuring in the Nation’s Capital with Old Town Trolley Tours!

We are 100% owned and operated in the United States so you can be sure that we know all the history and latest information about Washington DC better than anyone. All of our tours are conducted in real time with live narration without the use of any pre-recorded messaging and we are proud to be the only tour operator in the city authorized to enter the grounds of one of DC’s most visited places, Arlington National Cemetery (Gold Passes only.)


interior of trolley showings guests looking out large windows showing US capitolOur fleet of state-of-the-art stadium trolleys provides a comfortable and relaxing environment from which to enjoy your Washington DC adventure! Because of the chassis’ unique design, there isn’t a seat that doesn’t offer up clear, unobstructed views of the things you want to see. Not only do you get to enjoy the best sight lines of any tour in DC, but all the seats are padded for extra comfort. All trolleys come outfitted with WiFi capabilities as well as flat-screen monitors displaying images for a more immersive experience. Finally, our fleet is ALL WEATHER proof and does its job rain or shine.


Visiting with friends and family who don’t speak English? Our visitors come from all over the world and our new exclusive foreign language app is here to help! All trolleys come outfitted with WiFi capabilities so you can now enjoy narration in seven different languages – Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese. We’ll provide you with instructions on how to download the app. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy all the sights and sounds via a fully-narrated tour through our nation’s capital. Headphones not included.

Washington Old Town Trolley City Tour

While our hop on/hop off feature is currently not available, Old Town Trolley is delighted to offer our guests a 90-minute trolley tour of Washington DC. Our exciting city tour includes:

  • Live narrated, 90 minute tour
  • 1 day tour stop – at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial
  • Your trolley waits for you while you explore
  • Exclusive history monitors – windows to the past
  • Comfortable padded seats
  • Over 100 points of interest
  • Reservations are required

washington dc brochureDownload Old Town Trolley Washington DC Brochure.

To receive a brochure by mail, go to contact us.


Check out our other tours available:

picture of arlington national cemetery tours vehicle driving past rows of tombstonesARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

The hallowed grounds of this place continue to resonate with a special power that attracts over three million visitors a year. There are over 400,000 buried here to date with some 25-30 funerals taking place every day. A ride with Arlington National Cemetery Tours is essential to capture the full breadth of this place. As the official and only tour operator authorized to give guided tours of the cemetery grounds, your tour runs on a continuous loop for up to an hour and makes between 7 and 10 stops, depending on the day of the week you visit. Highlights include the gravesite of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, General John J. Pershing, and the Arlington House.


monuments by moonlight lincoln memorialDiscover why Monuments by Moonlight is rated one of DC’s Top 20 Best Kept Secrets. All the cherished monuments you’ve read about in books, seen in movies, and learned about in school, exude a life of their own on this moonlit tour. The glowing dome and grand columns of the Capitol Building, the thought-provoking Lincoln Memorial and so much more await you on this enchanted excursion through past and present.

11 Reasons why Old Town Trolley is the best tour company in town:


Riding around the Beltway for over 30 years as DC’s longest-running city tour!


All our tours are 100% live in real time - No pre-recorded narration


The finest, most highly-trained and knowledgeable guides


Proudly owned and operated in the United States


Exclusive foreign language tour app offered in 7 languages


Best view! State-of-the-art stadium trolleys


Every seat is the best seat!


All-weather trolleys - rain or shine! Our vehicles get the job done


Onboard monitors display historical imagery


Comfortable padded seats for a pleasant tour


Free WiFi

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