Guided tour

DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC

DC at Night: Historical Highlights of the National Mall

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC

From US$ 83.74 per person

This 2.5 hour walking tour through Washington DC’s most popular sites will introduce you to the wars and presidents that have helped shape the United States. Explore the city at night when the monuments are illuminated to perfection.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • See Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument floodlit at night
  • Experience the White House exterior illuminated at night
  • Visit war memorials
Full description
Get to know Washington DC at night through its collection of iconic outdoor monuments on a tour with an energetic local guide. Explore the city after sunset, when the buildings are illuminated brilliantly. Spend 2.5 hours browsing the most important national memorials of the United States capital and understand their place in the country’s history. As well as exploring DC’s rich history, see the monuments and memorials of the National Mall that feature figures like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Your local guide will share stories about the major players and events in American history that have earned memorials on the Mall and the mysterious symbolism built into these structures. Revisit memorials to World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Highlights include the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Korean Veteran's Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the White House. You will be treated to many photo opportunities along the way, so keep your camera handy.
  • Professional guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour at night
  • Private or small group group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Wheelchair users must book the private tour option with a group of up to 8 and a minimum of 2 guests
  • For small group tour options, minimum numbers apply. The tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed on this tour
  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some can not be visited inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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The Capitol at night is amazing. The monuments are beautiful! Jennifer Oh was a spectacular guide. She was very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. She has lots of information and our 2.5 hour tour was excellent! She pointed out historical things we would not have known had we not taken the tour. It is a definite must do while in DC.

December 24, 2019

Super knowledgeable & friendly guide

We took this tour with Jennifer, whose knowledge of history (not just American, mind you!) was mind-blowing. This, combined with her friendly and warm manner made the tour enjoyable for us despite our entering with relatively limited knowledge. She tailored the tour to our level of expertise and made our D.C. trip incredibly wholesome! Thanks Jennifer :)

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May 11, 2019

This was a great experience. I highly recommend getting Jalisa as a tour guide. She was fun and extremely knowledgeable.

November 18, 2022

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