Friday, May 24th and Saturday May 25th – Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC will have normal operations. All stops will be open. There may be more than the normal amount of congestion due to events of the weekend.
Stop #6( Capitol ) Closed until further notice
Sunday May 26th – No Day Tours due to “Rolling Thunder” Events. Night Tours will operate normally.
Sunday May 26- The Memorial Day Concert which kicks off at 8:00pm on the West Lawn of the US Capital. This year’s concert features a host of Military and modern performers as in previous years. It will also be broadcast on PBS. Guest can actually attend the concert on the National Mall. No tickets are required. Gates open at 5:00pm.
Monday May 27thMemorial Day – Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC will have normal operations. All stops will be open. Expect possible delays and reroutes due to congestion and pedestrian traffic.
Monday May 27- Memorial Day
For your guests wanting to attend the Memorial Day Service, they need to be at ANC by 8:00am. No one can get to the Service except by taking the tram. The Memorial Day Service is open to everyone, guests do not need their Trolley ticket. Trolley tickets will be required after 2:00pm, once the Cemetery opens for tours. Old Town Trolley will not be providing shuttle service in the morning, but will run shuttles from 2pm-5pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience. These events are beyond our control.
Often referred to as the wall that heals, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial beckons visitors of all ages, races and nationalities. It was created to honor and remember the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and to help our country heal after the controversial, emotional conflict ended. The enormous black wall lists 58,209 names of those who are missing or were killed during the war.
Everyday, people from all walks of life come to search the wall for the name of a loved one, friend, fellow soldier or simply to take a moment to think and reflect. It’s not uncommon for folks to leave flowers, gifts, medals, notes, cards and other items next to the wall and many of these items are brought to the Museum of American History. Also part of the memorial is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial that honors the women—both enlisted and civilian, who gave their service to our country during that time. A sculpture of three-young soldiers also sits nearby—an ever-present reminder of the young people who went to Vietnam to fulfill their patriotic duty.