Monuments by Night Tour in Washington, DC

Urban Adventures12th & Independence Ave., SWWashington, DC 20201
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Bring your camera and put your photography skills to the test as you tour Washington DC’s notable monuments by moonlight. Seeing our country’s capital at nighttime is an experience unlike any other. You’ll explore National Mall and more from the comfort of an all-electric Red Roadster for the ride of a lifetime. From memorials to monuments, you’ll see it all on this twilight tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Tour begins at 8:00 pm.
  • Tour duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Bringing a camera is encouraged.
  • An ideal tour for all ages.


from Monuments by Night
Ready to test your night-photography skills and see some jaw-dropping views while learning the history of the United States through the National Mall? Hop on our all-electric Red Roadsters and get ready for the ride of your vacation!

We’ll start our tour at the Smithsonian metro station, where our guides will take you back in time to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on you own. As we work our way through the Smithsonian complex, our guides will regale you with story behind our amazing museums and help you choose which one you will visit during your stay.

Next we’ll take you past two of DC’s most incredible monuments, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Afterwards, you’ll be able to wander through the FDR and MLK memorials and enjoy a stroll along the jaw-dropping Tidal Basin at sunset.

Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials to the Lincoln Memorial, where you will be blown away by views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark.

You’ll be entertained by stories of the city’s history, statues, and famous buildings on your way to the White House, where you’ll see possibly the most iconic American structure. Continue on towards Capitol Hill and be astounded by the Supreme Court, the Capitol Building, and the Library of Congress. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for some recommendations for the rest of your stay in the city.

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Dori D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Great walking tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2019 NEW
Great tour. Our guide Trish was super knowledgeable and fun. Loved the small group. Ending at a pub was super fun. My favorite stop was the Folger Shakespeare Library. I would have missed that gem had I not done the tour.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
"Washington DC by Night"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2019 NEW
We were picked up as promised and taken on a tour of the city’s monuments. We were a small group of 5 and our driver / guide Steve was most courteous, friendly and above all knowledgeable about all of the many monuments and buildings we either made a stop at or passed close by. The highlight for us was the Lincoln Memorial which is absolutely magnificent and not to be missed. Overall we had a great time and made friends with all our fellow passengers, our guide kept us entertained and engaged throughout and I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore in a small group. Thank You!
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Nigel R
"Pints and Politics Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2019 NEW
The Pints and Politics Tour was entertaining and very informative. Our guides Montie and Judy were certainly knew a lot of the history both being from Washington. We visited the Library of Congress and walked the area of Capitol Hill and ended up at Lolo’s bar and we enjoyed a couple of local beers and chatted some more with the other guests. All in all a good time was had. Would recommend the tour
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Lorraine L
"Fun, Food & Fabulous Tour Guide!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 07, 2019 NEW
We took the Taste of H Street on a Sunday Morning. Well worth the the time & $$ Annifreed out tour guide was fabulous !!! Come hungry - you won't be disappointed.
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Torrance, California
"Nighttime Monuments Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2019 NEW
We had booked the nighttime tour to see the monuments and we’re looking so forward to it. Unfortunately, I got a cold while on vacation. I called the owner of the company the day before and ask if I could cancel. They have a 48 hour turnaround but he made an exception to the rule and ended up giving us a refund. I’m so sorry that I missed out on the tour but I’m very grateful for the refund. If I’m ever back in Washington I will for sure use this company!!! Excellent customer service !
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monuments by Night

When does the tour begin?
Tours begin at 8:00 pm.

How long is the tour?
Tours are approximately 2 hours long.

Where does the tour begin?
Meet your tour guide at 12th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC (Smithsonian Metro Stop) at the base of the Department of Agriculture Building.

Are children welcome on the tour?
Yes. Children under the age of 4 must sit on a parent’s lap during the tour. Please consider the late nature of this tour when deciding to bring children.

What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate attire as well as sturdy walking shoes. While you will not be walking during the tour, closed-toe shoes are the most comfortable for touring Washington DC. Since the tour is at night, it is recommended that guests also bring a jacket.

Is a tour guide gratuity included in my price?
No. Tips for tour guides are always appreciated, but not required or included in your tour price.

Is the tour rain or shine?
Yes. A little rain won’t ruin the fun. However, in the case of extreme weather, your tour may be canceled. Your tour guide will contact you in this rare situation.

Does the tour include a stop for food and drinks?
No. Be sure to ask your tour guide for restaurant recommendations after the tour.

Can I smoke on the tour?
No. Smoking is prohibited while the tour is in progress.

Will I need to walk anywhere?
With the all-electric Red Roadster, guests do not need to walk. Sit back and enjoy touring Washington DC.