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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
  • See Washington DC's monuments by moonlight while aboard a trolley
  • Hear entertaining anecdotes and historical information from a guide on an evening tour
  • Pass by Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest
  • See the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and more

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid crowds and get great views of the monuments illuminated at night from an open-air trolley.
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1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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This unique trolley tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington DC and its many famous locations by moonlight.

Meet your guide and the rest of the tour group by the main entrance at Union Station. Then climb aboard one of the orange and green trolleys and enjoy the view with live commentary from a local guide.

Ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled and see the Washington Monument lit up for the evening. Pass the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, illuminated from the Tidal Basin; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, featuring cascading waterfalls and sculptures; and the National World War I and World War II Memorials, with a spectacular fountain display.

There’s also the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House, Capitol Hill and the dome of the United States Capitol, plus the United States Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Along the way, hear the historic stories, facts and anecdotes that make the city of Washington DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.

Save money and bundle your experience to include any of our daytime trolley options:

Silver Pass:
• Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest.
• "Hop on - Hop off" at 17 stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront

Gold Pass:
• Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 points of interest
• Hop "On and Off" at 17 stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront
• Includes trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company
• Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking
• 25 minute water taxi ride down the Potomac River.

Platinum Pass:
• 2 consecutive days of unlimited touring with Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC
• Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest.
• "On and Off" privileges at 17 stops along National Mall, Downtown and Waterfront
• Trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company (valid one day)
• 25 minute water taxi ride down the Potomac River.
• Water Taxi portion of the ticket valid round-trip one day only
• Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking
• Drop off locations from Wharf are Georgetown, National Harbor and Alexandria.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Washington Welcome Center
Tour departs from this location. Shop for unique Washington DC souvenirs
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Pass By:  
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill photo op from Trolley
Pass By:  
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol photo op from Trolley
Pass By:  
Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Stop
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
Pass By:  
White House
White House
Stop At:  
Tidal Basin
MLK Jr./FDR Memorial Stop
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
MLK Jr./FDR Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
MLK Jr./FDR Memorial stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Pass By:  
National World War II Memorial
National World War II Memorial
Stop At:  
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Iwo Jima US Marine Corps War Memorial Stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Onboard your trolley, you'll see 100 of Washington DC's most popular monuments and points of interest, including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The trolley also makes night-time stops at the FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial, allowing you to see these impressive monuments floodlit by night. While you tour, your guide provides entertaining anecdotes and historical information about the sights, along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories about the spirits who haunt the nation's capital.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If wheelchair access is required, please advise at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Grab a quick dinner beforehand, this is a long tour and you’ll arrive back at a Union Station late in the evening." See review
  • "If you have difficulty walking or seeing in the dark, you may want to reconsider this tour as there are areas that are poorly lit and with uneven walkways." See review

Reviews

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Amazing
Jonathon_K
, Apr 2021
We had such a great time in this tour! Such a great tour guide and a beautiful ride though the city.
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We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love to share guests comments with our employees. Thank you!
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Awesome experience!
Dawn_C
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide, Sooner Steve, was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable ! The tour took us through all the major monuments and we got the full experience of getting off and walking through those monuments. It was perfect!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are so glad Sooner Steve provided a great tour. Thank you for reviewing, we hope to see you again.
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Great tour
Debra_E
, Apr 2021
We had a great guide. Helpful, friendly. Good information. Liked his personality. Appreciate the nice touches at Arlington cemetery (moment of silence and Taps). This is a great tour- second time I’ve been on this tour- impressed yet again. I would add a recommendation for parking. It would be helpful.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We were delighted to read you enjoyed your tour for the second time. We love hearing from guests like you. You will find information about parking on our interactive map located on our website.
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star-5
It was really a great time. The best money I spent in DC
Tracy_C
, Apr 2021
We had a great time! Going in the evening was also great time. Honest Abe was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and really appeared to enjoy what he was doing. I would definitely recommend to anyone going to DC!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are fortunate to have a great team of people who are passionate about history and deliver interesting and entertaining experiences to guests like you. Thanks for letting us know about your tour and posting a review.
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star-4
Beautiful night tour.
Phyllis_W
, Apr 2021
We loved the tour. Only bad part was it was cold. We learned a lot about the monument and memorials. They were beautiful at night.
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We are so glad you loved the tour. Thank you for reviewing.
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Great Tour
Faron_H
, Apr 2021
Very informative and a great way to see the monuments. The after dark experience brings a whole different perspective. Plus, it isn't as crowded as during the day. Buckeye was a great Tour guide. Defenitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for the recommendation. We will be sure to tell Buckeye how much you enjoyed his tour.
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DC at night
Pamela_D
, Apr 2021
I wanted a safe way to view DC in a hurry and at night This was a wonderful experience. The driver was funny and informative.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are delighted you felt save and had a fun time. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Sooner Steve
GEORGE_D
, Apr 2021
Sooner Steve was a great guide with great stories about the monuments. Loved the different views at dusk.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We are so glad Sooner Steve provided a great tour. Thank you for reviewing, we hope to see you again.
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100% worth it!!!
Jessica_R
, Apr 2021
The sense of humor & polite demeanor of the driver. He was excellent.. ..I felt as though he was SPOT ON in his speech, knowledge And humor
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love to share guests comments with our employees. Thank you!
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We were enjoying the tour...
Dominique_R
, Apr 2021
We were enjoying the tour until we got left behind! On our second stop of the night, National Mall, we were told to meet back at the bus at 9:40pm. As we were walking up to the bus at 9:41 the bus left. We were yelling for him to stop but don't think he heard or saw us. They do a head count so not sure how he didn't realize three people were missing! And to take off after 1 min? Our tour didn't even get started until 15min after the departure time due to the driver waiting for a few people from a group on our bus who were late. So he waited 15min for their group but left us, a mother and two children behind. We had to wait for a Lyft in the dark for a ride back to my car. The bus number was 601 and the driver/tour guide was Buckeye. Still waiting to see if I get a refund for this huge inconvenience
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Please accept our apologies for this experience. I have forwarded your comments to the General Manager for his review. We do offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page. I would be happy to assist with the refund process. I can be reached at guestrelations@historictours.com
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