Guided tour

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

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Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, learn about the fascinating history of the nation's capital.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience Washington DC at night
  • Take a trolley along streets traveled by U. S. presidents
  • See the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and other monuments by moonlight
Full description

See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a guided trolley tour. The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and make stops at the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. Join a professional tour guide who will entertain and inform you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past. Hear tales about the curse of the Hope Diamond and the restless spirits who make the city their home. You’ll also hear about the Medal of Honor winner whose leg was amputated. The trolley will stop outside the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. Admire these landmarks beautifully illuminated under the moonlight.

  • Trolley transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour does not currently go to the World War II Memorial due to renovations, this stop will be replaced with the Iwo Jima Memorial
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 635 reviews

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A great way to see the sights in DC if you don't have a lot of time. The trolley is spacious with open windows and high roof. The ticket takers were friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this tour and our tour guide, JR, who was knowledgable and very entertaining.

June 24, 2022

Miss Lucky, our Tour Guide is Knowledgable about DC, friendly and had a sense of humor. A map of the Interest Points should be handed out at the beginning of the tour. Seeing DC at night is beautiful. You need a stop at the White House and Jefferson Memorial plus add extra time (15 mins or so) needs to be added at the MLK Jr stop so that visitors may see (and read info) at both memorials…disappointing. Great gift shop at the Welcome Center. Helpful staff there.

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June 20, 2022

Perfect night tour and happened to be a full moon for our tour. I was disappointed that two of the exhibits our tour guide mentioned and advertised at the Smithsonian American History Museum were not on display and one exhibit was closed- Seinfeld puffy shirt & Dorothy’s Ruby slipper (whole exhibit was closed.) It would help if the guides were knowledgeable of exhibits and what is available before encouraging guests to check it out.

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June 18, 2022

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