National Mall & Memorials & Tidal Basin Walking Tour

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From $75.00

20 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Walk the National Mall with a licensed tour guide who will give you both the history and the context of all that you will see. Enjoy learning about the history, design, and meaning of the iconic monuments and memorials that make up the heart of downtown Washington, DC.

As we approach each site, your experienced guide will set the scene with stories that reveal the character of the men and women behind each design. This is an inspiring walk, over 300 years in the making, that will resonate with all guests and leave you proud to be a part of it.

On this tour we will explore:

• Washington Monument.
• White House.
• WWII Memorial.
• Reflecting Pool.
• Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
• Korean War Veterans Memorial.
• Lincoln Memorial.

What's Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Washington Monument
555 Feet tall, this is the largest free standing masonry structure in the world! A monument to the first President and Father of the Country, George Washington. Since 1888 this monument has towered over DC and the surrounding country side.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

56 granite pillars surround the fountain in this majestic tribute to the greatest generation of Americans who came of age in a time of economic depression, and emerged from this conflict as heroes. Stroll around the grounds and you will learn about different aspects of the war from the perspective of the US which fought in both The Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dedicated in 2004, this memorial is popular with visitors to DC.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A quiet place designed for reflection, this memorial has over 58 thousand names of US casualties from this conflict etched into the black granite panels. Accommodating the wall is the Three Soliders Statue and a memorial to the female nurses who served.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in 1995, this memorial has a black granite wall facing 19 stainless steel statues. Walking through this memorial can be a powerful experience with its focus on the visual arts.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lincoln Memorial
The most iconic memorial in the country. President Abraham Lincoln occupies an almost mythic and revered place in the hearts of Americans everywhere. When it was dedicated in 1922, Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln was a guest of honor. At that point he represented a dwindling group of veterans who still remembered their their onetime leader and statesmen.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


hpgoh, 14-12-2022
Katherine is our amazing tour guide for the National Mall private tour! With her encyclopaedic knowledge about every monument and memorial, coupled with her wit and insight about how Washington DC was then and how it is now, we had a blast learning so much about US history. Highly recommended!
Great walking tour of the DC memorials
SD-Traveler09, 15-08-2022
This was a fantastic tour. Our guide, Eli, was very knowledgeable and clearly loves doing these tours. There's a lot of walking, but we learned a lot about the major memorials, and many I was not at all familiar with. Also, Eli did an awesome job of finding shady stopping points as it was in the 90s, so that was much appreciated. Will definitely do a different tour with this company the next time we're in the area.
Kevin was knowledgeable and passionate and really catered the tour to us. He was friendly and answered all our questions
Lizette H, 31-07-2022
I would recommend the store to buy anybody visiting Washington DC. He gave us a little known facts as well as general pieces of information.
Fun Walking Tour
pestopete1, 06-07-2022
Eli was a great guide on the Mall and Tidal Basin tour.
His commentary was fun and the pace of the walking tour was good for everyone. Highly recommended for first time visitors.
Great tour with a wonderful guide
GspStPat, 04-07-2022
Kevin was a great guide, who kept all four of us entertained, from a university student studying politics to the rest of an English family with limited knowledge. Kevin gave a balance view of the history and we all agreed that we gained so much from his genuine enthusiasm of his subject. Highly recommend this tour.

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