DC at Dusk Tour in Washington, DC

USA Guided Tours701 Pennsylvania Ave. NWWashington, DC 20004
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Overview

See historic Washington DC from a new perspective. When the sun goes down and the monuments light up, you’ll embark on an unforgettable tour experience. This 3-hour tour brings guests around our nation’s capital for epic photo opportunities and history lessons at notable landmarks, monuments, and historic sites. Hop off the tour bus at each stop to see each landmark up close and in person.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 3 hours long.
  • The tour starts at the U.S. Navy Memorial.
  • The tour includes stops in Washington DC and northern Virginia.
  • Bring your camera for extraordinary photos of DC landmarks lit up at night.

Description

from DC at Dusk Tour
Don’t miss the chance to experience Washington at night! This three-hour night tour takes you on a light-filled journey through historic Washington, DC, and nearby Northern Virginia.

The tour begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - halfway between the White House and the U.S. Capitol - and will bring you a unique and breathtaking look at our nation’s capital! On your way to the U.S. Capitol Building (the first stop) you pass the National Archives, which houses historic U.S. documents - the original Declaration of Independence, The
Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. In route, you will also see the Newseum, the Canadian Embassy, and the National Gallery of Art.

Emerging in sight will be the U.S. Capitol, where you’ll take in a memorable, two-mile long, panoramic view of the Smithsonian Museums (the largest museum complex in the world), and the Washington Monument (the tallest, freestanding stone structure in the world), flooded with lights –creating an unforgettable experience.

On your way to the White House, you’ll pass the U.S. Botanic Garden, Grant’s Memorial, The U.S. Navy Memorial, the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice, and the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation.

When arriving at the White House, you’ll not only see the Executive Residence of the President and his family, you will also see the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk past Lafayette Park, honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, leader of French forces.

Next, your next stop is the National World War II Memorial. Along the way, you will see the headquarters of the American Red Cross, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Organization of American States (OAS).

Once finished at the World War II Memorial, you will visit the beautiful Jefferson Memorial – which was built from 1938 – 1943 – on the Tidal Basin, lined with cherry trees that were a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan.

Across the Tidal Basin, you’ll visit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011; quite a site, at night!

On the walking part of the tour, you will visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and via a nice stroll along the tree line, you will emerge in front of the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.

On the way to the last stop at the U.S. Navy Memorial, we visit the Iwo Jima Memorial, where you can take in a twinkling, and spectacular view of the Washington, DC landscape.

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Svenson26julie
Locust, North Carolina
"Absolutely a must!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2019 NEW
We took the night tour of the Washington monuments with USA Guided Tours and were incredibly pleased with our experience!! Josh, our guide, was very knowledgeable, easy going and fun!! Andre, our bus driver, picked us up at our hotel which made it very convenient. Touring at night was the BEST!!
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arimidd
Oakdale, California
"Best of DC "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2019 NEW
We did the Best of DC with Josh as our guide and Rahel as our bus driver! This was a great tour!! Josh was patient, funny, and very knowledgeable. Rahel did a fantastic job behind the wheel! I really want to thank the two of you for a fun filled day!!! Your friends from the Central Valley of California
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Sheryl H
"DC vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2019 NEW
Our tour guide, Christopher was wonderful. Very enjoyable tour and would highly recommend for everyone.
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J5953DHstephend
"Night Monument Visit With Vernon"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2019 NEW
With most museums in DC closing at 5-5:30 this is a great way to extend what you can pack into your visit. There are so many things to do and see in DC having the opportunity to see the monuments with an informative guide was great. We had Vernon as our guide who was informative as we saw WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Jefferson, Lincoln, memorials as well as some pics outside White House. Vernon was also very nice engaging my 8 year old son which my wife and I appreciated as it made the experience nice for him.
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Bonnie K
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
"African American Tour in Washington DC"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2019 NEW
This tour cost $89.00 Wasn't worth the price. Everything included in the tour was free. Didn't include transport back to hotel which was a 14 block walk from last stop of tour. Guide didn't assist guests off bus. Basically paid for narrative and transport for 3 hours. One of sites wasn't even open.
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Frequently Asked Questions about DC at Dusk Tour

Where do I meet for the tour?
Tours meet and begin at the US Navy Memorial.

When should I arrive?
We highly recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure your reservation is honored. You have up to ten (10) minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on the tour. Ten (10) minutes before the departure time, we note outstanding reservations as "no shows." If we have walk-up passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time.

What vehicle is used for the tour?
We use 35-passenger shuttle vans for daily mixed tour groups. We reserve the right to substitute our larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

Can I bring a baby stroller or wheelchair on the bus?
Unfortunately, the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 3 hours long. Tours leave at 7:30 pm and return around 10:30 pm.

What sights will we see on the tour?
Sights and stops include:

  • White House
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • World War II Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial