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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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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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Departure Point

1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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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star-4
Fun even on a rainy night
Alexander
, Oct 2020
We got unlucky enough to be in DC for the run out of a hurricane and it was still a lot of fun. Downside was obviously it being cold and rainy so the plastic zipper windows were closed which made it hard to see things, but kept us warm. Outside of that - things inside the companies control, it was great - our tour guide was awesome very nice, funny and knowledgeable. Hopefully we get to do it again at some point when the weather is better.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
We hope to see you back soon. Thank you for your review!
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star-5
Don't miss this tour!
Therri_O
, Oct 2020
Just Joe was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and enhanced our experience through his humorous wit. The chosen stops were great!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
We are very fortunate to have Just Joe on our team. We will be sure to share you kind words with him and our entire team. Thank you for posting. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again.
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star-5
Monuments
Joseph_W
, Oct 2020
“Just Joe” was an incredible guide! He knew everything about everything. His passion and excitement for history and Washington DC was infectious. Can’t wait to do it again!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
We were excited to hear you had a great tour on Just Joe's trolley. It is always nice for our team members to see their name in a review. We will be sure to share you wonderful words with all of our team.
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star-4
Nice Tour
Nicholas_L
, Oct 2020
I had never visited the Jefferson Memorial and had anticipated that we'd stop there for a few minutes. Disappointed that we hadn't stopped. Otherwise, we enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for a pleasant experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
It was great to hear you enjoyed your time aboard the Monuments by Moonlight trolley. We hope to see you again. Thank you for the review.
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star-5
Amazing tour!
Traci_D
, Oct 2020
Just Joe was an incredible guide who was full of knowledge and wonderfully engaging! Thank you for a great experience!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
We are so glad you had a great experience. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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star-1
Dishonest, Skeezy company, AVOID at all costs.
Patrick
, Oct 2020
I purchased tickets for the Monuments by Moonlight tour not knowing that my sister had already ordered our tickets. No problem, any reputable company would understand the mixup and issue a refund for a double booking, right? WRONG. When we spoke to the tour operator that evening they assured me that this sort of thing happens from time to time and we'd be able to get a refund for the double booking by placing a phone call the next morning. The next morning I called and was told that they don't issue any refunds but my tickets were "transferrable" - am I supposed to stand on a street corner trying to hawk discounted tour tickets? They also said that the tickets were valid for a year from the date of purchase, but I'm not coming back to DC within a year to retake their mediocre tour. If I ran my business like this company I'd be bankrupt in 6 months.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hello Patrick, I am sorry there was a misunderstanding, since there was a double purchase involved I will be able to assist you with a refund. The CASTmember you spoke with did not understand the entire situation and has given you our standard policy. Please contact me or Viator directly to receive a refund for the second tour. 904-547-3074
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DC at night
Margaret_W
, Oct 2020
the Lincoln Memorial was great everything else was average. I was not impressed for the price wouldn’t recommend it
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience.
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star-5
Sooner Steve
Nancy_C
, Oct 2020
Sooner Steve was an AMAZING tour guide in addition to a well planned and laid out tour . A must do when in DC
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for the amazing review. We are glad you had a fun time with Sooner Steve aboard the Monuments by Moonlight Trolley.
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star-5
Great tour!
Stephanie_L
, Oct 2020
Such a great tour! Our guide Just Joe was so fun, knowledgeable and made the tour. Great for families.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for posting. We love to hear from guests like your. Come back and see us again.
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star-5
Enjoyable-Joe was the best!
Candy_S
, Sep 2020
Joe was personable, entertaining and knowledgeable. A great way to see the monuments at night. Thanks
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
We are fortunate to have Joe on our team. Thank you for sharing your tour experience. We hope to see you again soon.
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