Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of America50 Massachusetts Avenue, NEWashington, DC 20001
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Overview

Hop aboard, sit back, and enjoy a leisurely 2.5-hour trolley tour of our nation’s capital. Along the way, you’ll see and learn about notable landmarks including the White House, the Capitol Building, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and so many more. Throughout your tour, your local tour guide will tell you captivating stories, historical facts, and even about a few ghost sightings!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • Tours depart every night from Union Station.
  • Stops include the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more.

Description

from Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Experience the beauty and awe of our country’s most stirring monuments in a whole new way—by moonlight. On the Monuments by Moonlight Tour you’ll be transported to many of the city’s most famous sights, while enjoying the tranquil night and evening breeze.

During the 2-½ hour tour, the trolley will stop at the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Iwo Jima, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (beginning 9-26-11). You’ll see the Capitol Building, the White House and more. As the tour journeys through the city, our knowledgeable conductors share amusing anecdotes, historical facts and even some spooky stories about ghostly sightings in the city.

You’ll see Washington DC like never before and without all the hustle of the day. At each stop you’ll have the opportunity to take a stroll through the most famous spots, learn how each monument and memorial has a significant meaning and what it represents. This is a tour that allows you to see the glorious beauty and architecture of our most treasured memorials and tributes.

Climb on board our Monuments by Moonlight Tour for a new view of the city and all it is famous for. The tour departs each evening from Union Station.

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dlsok
Tulsa
"Awesome tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2019 NEW
This is a great way to see see the beautiful monuments at night, especially if it is cold! Our guide Dominique was so fun and knowledgeable. We had a great experience. A "most do" if visiting D.C.
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Brodiesdadd
"Great tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2019 NEW
This is a great tour I highly recommend for anyone with time while in DC. If you’re lucky enough to get Smiley as a driver, all the more better. He’s wonderful.
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_hooklip98
New York City, New York
"Fishers tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2019 NEW
This was a great way to see many of the monuments and they just take on a special feel in the evening under the lights. Our guide/driver was Jason and he was not only very knowledgeable, but entertaining and sweet. It was a very cold night but the trolley was warm enough when on board. There are bathrooms along the way and you can bring food on board since the tour was from 6:30-9:00, which was convenient, Jason also dropped us off in front of our hotel and that was great since it was so cold out. In closing. Well worth the cost and would recommend to couples and families alike Neal Fisher
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Cy2020
Overland Park, Kansas
"Great for a winter's night."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2019
Mr. Holiday gave a great driving tour of Capitol Hill and the Mall. He is very knowledgeable and personable and a comfortable driver. We also went to Arlington to stop at the Marine Memorial with view of the monuments from afar. We were allowed to get out at the Marine Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and nearby Vietnam War and Korean War Memorial and the Martin Luther King and Franklin Roosevelt Memorials. There was plenty of time for walking and photos. It was our first night of our trip and an excellent way to get an overview of the major sights in DC. The only glitch was that when I called to make reservations, the customer service agent said that the trolley didn't stop at our Hyatt Regency hotel even though it says on the website that they do. Our concierge at the Hyatt knew that they stopped and made sure that we got on at the hotel. It was very helpful to have the trolley stop at the hotel.
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SkateGirl314
Cumberland, Rhode Island
"Great way to see the monuments!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2019
Vince was our driver and he was very knowledgeable of the city and its history. He did let it be known which monuments were his favorites. You get about 20-30 minutes at each monument when the trolley parks which is plenty of time. Just wish he would have told us the best order to see Roosevelt, MLK and Vietnam memorial as we didn't know where the Vietnam memorial was so we cut it close getting back on the trolley with a minute to spare! Overall great tour and would recommend!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.

Where does the tour depart from?
Tours depart from Union Station each evening on the following schedule:

  • March 13 – November 5: 7:30 pm
  • November 6 – March 12: 6:30 pm

What languages are the tours in?
The tour is in English.

Is the tour narrated?
Yes. Your expert tour guide will tell you all about our nation’s capital along with captivating history and stories.

Do I need a reservation?
Yes. We strongly encourage you to make a reservation to ensure you have a seat on the tour.

I have a wheelchair and would like to take it on the tour. Do I need to make other arrangements?
If you would like a wheelchair-accessible trolley, we ask that you call at least 24 hours in advance to give us notice and allow us to make accommodations for you. For more information, go to accessibility services.

Is there a place for me to put my stroller?
We have room for strollers and folding wheelchairs at the front of our trolleys.

Are food and drinks allowed on the tour?
Food and drinks are welcome. However, alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Are your trolleys open-air?
Our trolleys are equipped with windows that can be opened and closed as needed. They also have roofs to protect passengers from the elements.

Are your trolleys air-conditioned?
No. The trolleys are open-air vehicles with windows that can be opened and closed as needed. With the cold nighttime air and temperatures, it is recommended that passengers bring a jacket.

Are the trolleys heated?
Yes. During the wintertime, we use heated trolleys that are glass-enclosed specifically for the colder weather.