Often, certain places are categorized as “a city like no other in this country.” In the case of Washington DC, the claim is especially true and well-deserved. Everywhere you look you’ll find granite and marble fashioned into some of America’s most iconic buildings and landmarks. These structures are imbued with the events of the past that have molded and formed this country into the bastion of liberty and democracy known the world over. When evening comes, this city resonates with a power you can only feel here. Abraham Lincoln, sitting stoically overlooking the National Mall comes alive at the memorial of his namesake.
With stops at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, FDR, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, there’s a whole other beauty and majesty that DC projects by the light of the moon and this tour captures every sparkling moment.
With over 30 years conducting hop-on, hop-off city tours in the nation’s capital, our track record speaks for itself. Rated as one of the Top 20 Best Kept Secrets in Washington DC by FOX News, we deliver on our promise to show you the best this city has to offer first with every ride on our signature green and orange trolleys. Our comfortable state-of-the-art, all-weather, stadium trolleys offer the very best tour experience, you’ll be in on the action no matter where you sit, also our fully-trained, certified tour guides, many of the locals, provide expert narration and, frankly, really know their stuff adding to a fun, interactive and informative experience that is anything but boring. So, hop on and let’s see one of America’s most fascinating cities together!
The grandeur and the profound significance of every monument in this amazing city are magnified when experienced by the light of the moon. Whether its the chiseled visage of a stoic Abraham Lincoln seated like a sentinel at the memorial of his namesake or the striking image of soldiers marching in rain gear at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, there is an energy there that can not be denied. This fully-narrated trip through the Beltway becomes all the more magical with every story that is told where historical tales and colorful anecdotes help paint a picture of a city unlike any other in the United States. You’ll feel the spirit of history, valor, and courage preserved in the granite and marble of its most revered monuments enhanced all the more by the glow they radiate at night. Monuments by Moonlight is a truly unique and extraordinary look at Washington DC!
Washington DC not only serves as the very foundation of the power structure of the United States where it’s laws are written and where the interests of all 50 states are represented, but it is also a living chronology of the trials, tribulations, successes, and milestones that define this republic. Pierre L’Enfant, George Washington’s trusted city planner, converted this district of forests and marshes into the public squares and wide avenues you see today. A triumvirate of this nation’s most important documents, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence are all kept here in the rotunda of the National Archives for all to see. There are remembrances of all sorts commemorating wars, patriots, and landmark events and even the museums and galleries represent the very best in American innovation. Whether a visitor from another country or a U.S. citizen, a trip through the Nation’s Capital is a trip worth taking!
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2 1/2 hours long. *Tour length times may vary depending upon road conditions or traffic.
Boarding – choose from two departure locations:
50 Massachusetts Ave, NE
The Washington Welcome Center
1001 E Street NW
March 1 – March 13: 6pm.
March 14 – November 6: 7:30pm.
November 7 – March 12: 6:30pm.