Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Washington DC, USA
- Monuments by Moonlight: See the Iwo Jima Memorial, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. (Due to a major rehabilitation project at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial or "Iwo Jima Memorial", this monument will be replaced with Thomas Jefferson Memorial until at least March 2018.)
- Expert guides: As you take in the dazzling monuments, your tour guides regale you with tales of the ghosts rumored to still roam the District.
- The White House: With its brightly lit fountain, exterior windows and flying flag, the presidential digs look quite impressive in the evening.
About this Washington DC tour
More than anything else, the monument complex around the National Mall of Washington, D.C., stands for hope.
Hope for the success of a brash young country born out of rebellion against a global superpower. Hope for a repaired union after four years of bloody fighting between countrymen. Hope for equality for all races after centuries of oppression. Hope for the success of men and women in uniform, fighting for American ideals all over the world.
Lit up like beacons against the dark backdrop of the night sky, you'll be able to more closely explore testaments to the American spirit like the stark granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the triumph of the Marines at Iwo Jima, and the tenacious will of president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Take the time to listen to the narration provided by your helpful tour guide so that you have a historical context for these monuments, but make sure to pause for a moment to take in the symbolism. In the darkness around you is the legacy of the men, women, and organizations responsible for making America what it is today. When you understand this, you'll truly know what these monuments represent.
Legend holds that the Capitol was once so infested with rats that officials released a group of cats in the building for pest control. Though the caretakers soon switched to a more modern extermination method, one cat is said to remain: A demonic feline spirit, capable of growing as big as a tiger. Sightings of the demon cat have often come before major transitions, such as the stock market crash of 1929 and President Kennedy's assassination.
Please make your way to Union Station at 50 Massachusetts Ave NEWashington DC 20001.
Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to boarding or your seats may be released. Tour does not operate on July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Due to a major rehabilitation project at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial), this monument will be replaced with Thomas Jefferson Memorial until at least March 2018.
Whilst there is not much walking involved, you must be able to get on and off the trolley without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion.
Bus Tour, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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