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DC Monuments By Morning

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Stop At: U.S. Capitol, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington DC, DC 20004

You'll travel to the historic U.S. Capitol building for an exterior photo op on the scenic West Lawn, while hearing about key points of interest along the way.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, DC 20500

After traveling down the National Mall and seeing multiple Smithsonian Museums and the Washington Monument from the bus, you'll stop at the White House for a 2 block long walk with your guide along the North Side and Lafayette Square Park. You will see the U.S. Treasury, the White House, the West Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Building and the Blair House, plus hear interesting history and details about America's most famous residence.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

This panoramic view of the National Mall and both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial/Reflecting pool is just one reason why this stop will be a favorite. The scenic beauty and important message of the memorial that honors the 16 million Americans who served and the over 400,000 that died in the world's most cataclysmic war are amazing.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20242

This 7.5 acre memorial to America's longest serving President and one of the 20th Century's most important figures sits on the Tidal Basin and offers a fascinating look at America during the Great Depression and World War II. This stop is usually combined with the Martin Luther King Memorial and your guide will tell you interesting facts as you tour both scenic spots. Combined duration of both is approximately 30 minutes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1850 West Basin Drive SW Near West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024

The dramatic and beautiful open-space memorial to the iconic 20th Century American civil rights leader is the second part of this stop. The spectacular statuary and moving quotes plus unique landscaping on the Tidal Basin make the MLK Memorial a favorite in any season. Combined with the FDR Memorial, this stop takes approximately 30 minutes total.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Korean War Veterans Memorial, 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002

Your guide will lead you through this arresting Memorial that honors those that served and died during the U.N. led effort from 1950-1953 features a field of soldiers against the backdrop of the memorial serenity pool and the wall of photographs etched into the polished granite wall. This stop is usually combined with the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington DC, DC 20242

The famous Maya Lin-designed "Wall" is the final stop on the morning tour. It's dramatic design and poignant treatment of the complex subject of America's war in Vietnam, including the 58,479 names carved on it make this stop especially interesting and moving. Combined with the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, this stop is approximately 45 minutes total.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
PENNSYLVANIA AVE & 9TH ST NW eb, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Return Details
1: Constitution Ave NW & 21ST St NW, Washington, DC, USA
2: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
  • Bottled water
  • Tour does not include admission to U.S. Capitol or White House. Exterior access only.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests who do not feel comfortable walking at the stops may modify their tour or remain on the bus at their discretion.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

Great way to see all the monuments, especially during the heat of DC in August ! Sally, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable on all points of interests and knew 7 languages! Sure, you can do the monuments on your own, but it is more...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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SignatureToursofDC, Manager at DC Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

All of us at Signature love hearing when guests have a great time and Sally appreciated the special shout out in your review. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with other potential guests and for letting us know that you enjoyed yourselves...More

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