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Washington D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt

1. Washington D.C: Self-Guided Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Spend the day exploring Washington D.C., listening to the history narrated by professional voice artists, and reading the information curated by creative writers. See the iconic monuments and buildings of this historic city on this self-guided tour. Begin next to Pershing Park, right across from the White House south lawn. From here, make your way to the White House itself, admire the seat of American power, and learn some facts about its construction.  From here, head south toward Constitution Gardens and pick up some insight into D.C.’s complicated history along the way. Through the gardens, find what was once the city’s most controversial monument: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Next, head to the Lincoln Memorial, and then the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Hear about the fraught political struggle which wracked the White House during this bloody conflict. Discover the aftermath of the War of 1812, and how D.C. grew into what it is today. The next monument will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the nation’s most revered civil rights leader. Then cross the Kutz Bridge and learn why the Potomac River is so significant to this city’s history. From this bridge, see the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Then, reach the National Mall. Here’s you’ll get an up-close look at the Washington Monument and learn the history of George Washington’s connection to this important city. Along this route, pass many museums. This includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art.  On the final leg of the tour, arrive at three of the most crucial buildings in the city: The Library of Congress, the Capitol Building, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The tour will conclude here, amid these three awe-inspiring structures.

Washington DC: National Mall Self Guided App Walking Tour

2. Washington DC: National Mall Self Guided App Walking Tour

On our location aware smart phone guided walking tour you will see D.C.’s best-known monuments and museums with a few hidden gems in between using the power of our patented walking tour technology and story telling. Go at your own pace, and schedule. On our adventure you’ll see the Vietnam war, Lincoln, Washington, Korean War, world war 2, General Grant, Garfield, Buffalo Dancer, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall monuments, memorials and statues, to name a few. You will also see the Smithsonian museums of American History, Natural History, Air and Space, American Indians, the National Gallery and the sculpture garden, all free to enter, if they are open of course. And along the way I’ll share with you the stories of each site, it’s hidden secrets, and how they influenced and changed the United States. I’ll even suggest a spot to grab lunch and have a picnic along the way.

DC: 'Behind the Granite' Monuments and Memorials Tour

3. DC: 'Behind the Granite' Monuments and Memorials Tour

Did you know DC used to be a swamp? Or that rubbing Albert Einstein’s bronze nose will bring you good luck? There are hundreds of little secrets and details hiding in the National Mall, and you can uncover them with Junket. You’ll meet your seasoned local guide at the Washington Monument, where they’ll spin a dramatic tale involving Egypt, the Pope, and a political coup. From there, you’ll wind through six other famous monuments and two bonus stops. Find out why the Vietnam War Memorial is still the most controversial installation on the Mall. Uncover the story of “Kilroy,” a World War II meme that comforted American soldiers, and learn why it’s a bad idea to take a dip in the Reflecting Pool. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities to snap Instagram-worthy photos of DC’s iconic sites. You may even meet some baby ducks. This tour has something for everyone — from the family history buff to the disinterested teen — so join us for a behind-the-scenes adventure that may change the way you look at DC forever.

Washington: National Mall & Capitol Hill Guided Combo Tour

4. Washington: National Mall & Capitol Hill Guided Combo Tour

Start off with your guide exploring the world-class monuments dedicated to notable figures including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln at the National Mall. Learn about their stories as well as the history behind the many wars immortalized around the National Mall, including World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. You might even catch a glimpse of the president and first lady while passing by the White House.   Next, visit some of the most important places in DC, including the stunning exteriors of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and Capitol Hill. Go inside the Thomas Jefferson Library and check out a real Gutenberg Bible. Learn about the judicial system at the Museum of the Supreme Court, and maybe get a peek inside the actual courtroom. There is a possibility to get tickets for a tour of the Capitol’s interior, where politicians and legislatures work tirelessly for the American people. This tour will allow you to see most of the major sights all in one day. Highlights generally include: Lincoln Memorial Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial (the Wall) Washington Monument Korean Veteran's Memorial World War II Memorial Views of the White House  Exterior of the Capitol Exterior of the Supreme Court Museum of the Supreme Court Possible viewing of the Courtroom View of the Main Reading Room of Library of Congress Gutenberg Bible Thomas Jefferson’s library Statue of Freedom Possible tickets to Capitol interior tour

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Very well done. I liked it better than the many times more expensive bus tours.