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Lafayette Square, Washington DC

Lafayette Square, Washington DC: Our most recommended tours and activities

Washington, D.C.: Underground Donut Tour with Tastings

1. Washington, D.C.: Underground Donut Tour with Tastings

Experience Washington D.C. through its donut scene together with your guide. Enjoy 4 stops with donut tastings and a variety of donuts to choose from as you make your way through the city on this foodie outing. Start your tour from Lafayette Square, just across from the White House. Learn some history about the U.S. and how donuts fit in, both historically, as well as in current D.C. food culture. Visit your first stop, Astro Doughnuts and Chicken. Sample some freshly made donuts and then head to Palmer Alley, to visit an Italian bakery and cafe. Try their bomboloni and have your camera ready for this Instagrammable experience. Make your way to Farmers and Distillers for another batch of freshly made donuts and learn about its unique history. Lastly, end your tour at Toscana Market for some truly decadent donuts from a famous D.C. chef.

Washington D.C.: Dark Nights in D.C. Ghost Tour

2. Washington D.C.: Dark Nights in D.C. Ghost Tour

Learn the terrifying history of Washington D.C. in this adult-only tour. Discover the restless spirits that linger in the city. Listen to tales of horrific murders, mysterious deaths, and tragic suicides. Explore the sites of past hauntings of soldiers and presidents. Spend your night passing by some of D.C.s most haunted buildings, surrounded by the dark, in the glow of the moonlight. Pass by Octagon Museum, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Decatur House, Hay-Adams House, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cutts-Madison House, Lafayette Square, and The White House. Prepare to indulge your dark side with this thought-provoking ghost tour. Feel centuries of darkness creeping around you as your tour guide divulges the city’s secrets.

Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

3. Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

The trajectory of this nation was changed on one night in a small family run theater when President Lincoln was murdered in cold blood. What lead up that moment? Who was behind this coordinated plot? The entire story is stranger than fiction and on this two hour walking tour you will trace the steps of the killers and learn all about this dark night. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery and betrayal. Join this family friendly tour and see why this is one of our highest rated tours in Washington. You'll learn about the events that led up to the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and the Vice President, as well as the assassination of President Lincoln. Following in his footsteps from the White House to Ford's Theatre to Peterson's Boarding House, where he took his final breath.

Washington DC: Best of Capitol Hill Guided Bike Tour

4. Washington DC: Best of Capitol Hill Guided Bike Tour

Learn your civics by cycle. Visit the 3 branches of the US Government—Executive (White House), Legislative (Congress), and Judiciary (Supreme Court). See the Capitol Building from all angles and take a photo in front of the majestic Supreme Court Building. See where America's most important political decisions get made before cruising down Capitol Hill towards the most famous avenue in the city, Pennsylvania Avenue, where there is a protected bike lane all the way to the White House. Learn about the movers and shakers of American politics—past and present. Where do presidents go out to eat? Where do foreign dignitaries stay when they come to DC? Who put the Capitol on that hill? Find the answers to all these questions and more. See the new Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and get tips for visiting newly re-opened Smithsonian Museums. Get insider anecdotes and fun facts from your guide as you take in all the sights on this high-energy, 2-hour guided bike tour. This tour has some uphill routes to be aware of. Please feel free to upgrade to an electric bike if you want an easier ride.

Washington, DC: Monuments and Memorials Photography Lesson

5. Washington, DC: Monuments and Memorials Photography Lesson

Learn how to use your camera live in the field rather than a classroom on this DC photography tour. Perfect for all skill levels, this monuments and memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, including F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and composition techniques. Learn how to improve your photography skills by making all the crowds disappear, capturing the perfect shot of some of the country’s most famous spots. Your professional photo instructor will takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions, including the White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials, and finally to Union Station. While you create photographic memories that will last a lifetime, pick up facts, history, and local insight into the US capital. With options for half- and full-day group or private lessons, cater the experience to your preferences and budget.

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What people are saying about Lafayette Square, Washington DC

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 34 reviews

The tour covers some of the places that I never expected to be mentioned in a tour like this. I expected the same old grand locations, and, sure, there is the occasional usual haunt mentioned, but I was surprised how many other places in the same area are truly fascinating and have really good stories. Trust me, for a history buff, this tour is PURE GOLD! I really enjoyed this tour.

DJ was our guide and he was amazing. What a talented storyteller! Very engaging. We had a smaller group and the pace was perfect. A great time was had by all. Highly recommend this tour.

The guide was knowledgeable and had great delivery. Great experience

This night tour was informative and entertaining. Highly recommend.

We had so much fun getting a private tour of the city history.