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U.S. Air Force Memorial Tours

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U.S. Air Force Memorial
Officially dedicated on Oct. 14, 2006, by President George W. Bush, himself a former pilot with the Texas National Guard, the U.S. Air Force Memorial is one of the newest memorials in the Washington area. 
 
Built to honor the men and women who serve and sacrifice for the U.S. Air Force, architect James Ingo Freed designed the formidable three-spire monument to depict the contrails of three Air Force Thunderbirds, flying in the missing-man formation traditionally reserved for Air Force Funerals. 
 
Two granite inscription walls are located at opposite ends of the monument’s central lawn. The Air Force’s three key values ("integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do") and other meaningful quotes are engraved on the south wall, while the north wall lists the Air Force’s Medal of Honor recipients.
 
More than 30,000 people attended President Bush’s keynote address, and it has been an equally popular venue ever since. More than 200,000 people visit the monument annually, and it also hosts roughly 200 special events each year, ranging from commemorative ceremonies to weddings. The United States Air Force Band plays free concerts on Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout the summer.

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The U.S. Air Force Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia, on the grounds of Fort Myer. It’s just a few minutes' walk to other nearby attractions, including the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery.  
Address: One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Hours: Open daily except Christmas Day. April 1 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 1 - March 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel PickupHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Explore the monuments, war memorials, and famous sites of Washington DC by the light of night on this guided small-group sightseeing tour. Enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery TourDay Trips

War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous memorials around Washington, DC on this sightseeing tour. At Arlington National, witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then stop at famous landmark locations like the Marine Corps War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. Additionally, see the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more—even the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DCHalf-day Tours

Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive TourDay Trips

Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour

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Explore the most famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this comprehensive, guided, full-day sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a mini bus with a small group and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many other landmark locations. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US VeteranDay Trips

Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

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Delve into the nation’s military history with a twenty-year Navy veteran as your guide on a private tour. Choose from an extensive list of museums, monuments, memorials, battlefields, cemeteries, and even the Pentagon (90 day advanced notice required) on an exclusive tour of Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Get unmatched insights and history and spend the day walking through the pages of a real life history book.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 12 hours
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4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & SedanHalf-day Tours

4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

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Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour of Washington DCBus Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC

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Crown Limo Service provide extensive tour of Washington DC at affordable rates. ​ Our professionally trained tour guides will take you to explore the beauty of DC. Experience the best tour service with exotic limos at lowest rates. We are #1 Rated tour operator in Washington DC.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's HighlightsHalf-day Tours

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Open Top Convertible Bus Tour of DCHalf-day Tours

Open Top Convertible Bus Tour of DC

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Make the most of your trip to the US national capitol with this 3.5-hour SkyVue convertible tour of the Washington DC area. From the comfort of a SkyVue vehicle, take in panoramic views as you drive to some of the most well-known spots on America’s east coast. Stop to explore the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, US Marine Corps War Memorial, and US Air Force Memorial. Plus visit Maryland’s National Harbor, and choose to take a ride on the 180-foot (54.9-meter) Capitol Wheel (own expense).
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by VanBus Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van

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Experience the beauty and the history of Washington, DC during this private tour that makes stops at Arlington National Cemetery and other iconic war memorials. See the changing of the guards at the Tombs of the Unknowns, visit the family gravesite of President JFK and more with this memorable private tour by van.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Day Tour of Arlington VirginiaHalf-day Tours

Day Tour of Arlington Virginia

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Explore the monuments and memorials of Arlington, Virginia, on a 5-hour, guided tour including the Arlington National Cemetery. See moving tributes to the United States Marines and Air Force, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and the Robert E. Lee Memorial at the Arlington House. Visit the most important graves at the national cemetery with time to search for the grave sites of loved ones. Pause to purchase lunch at the Pentagon Mall, then continue to the Pentagon to take in the site of the September 11th terrorist attack.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Extended Monuments & Memorials TourHalf-day Tours

Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

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You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
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DC Monuments By Day Day Trips

DC Monuments By Day

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Get to know the monuments of Washington DC on a sightseeing tour that provides the ideal introduction to the city--perfect for the start of your stay. You'll pass by top attractions such as Lincoln Memorial and the White House, plus, depending on the season of your visit, visit Georgetown or take a Potomac River cruise. This tour combines riding in a climate-controlled bus and walking around some areas, providing a comprehensive overview of the memorials and landmarks.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Day time tour and Evening Night TourHalf-day Tours

Day time tour and Evening Night Tour

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What makes this private tour unique is that will covered almost all the memorials sites and makes stops as we go. Sometimes we allowed the travelers to choose which sites they want to see and those that they did not really care about. And because of the walking distance to some of the sites travelers also choose to skip some of the sites. In this case we don't impose anything on the travelers, we give them the opportunities to choose must see sites for them; and we're flexible in this direction. This flexibilities we have available is what they cannot enjoy with other tour companies in Washington DC. Rather they choose what they want you to see as the travelers.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour of Washington DC up to 11 GuestsHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC up to 11 Guests

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This Private Small-Group Washington DC Tour can accommodate groups up to 11 guests and includes Transportation from site to site, a Professional Driver/Guide, and Hotel Pick-Up within 3 miles of the White House. During your tour, your driver will safely and efficiently navigate your group around Washington, DC.and share the history of the city and details for each of the sites that you choose to visit. Iconic Washington DC sites you may want to visit: US Capitol (grounds), World War II Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima, United States Air Force Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the White House (grounds).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private SUV Night Tour of Washington DC Half-day Tours

Private SUV Night Tour of Washington DC

This private tour that accommodates up to 4 guests includes transportation from site to site and pickup within 3 miles of the White House. Your guide will safely and efficiently navigate your group around Washington, DC. During your tour, we will share the history of the city and give you details about each of the sites that you will visit. Iconic Washington DC sites you may want to visit: US Capitol Building, World War II Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima, United States Air Force Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House (grounds).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Washington DC After DarkHalf-day Tours

Washington DC After Dark

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC that can only be experienced at night. It's a time when the powerful Lincoln Memorial is bathed in soft white light, and the Washington Monument, Capitol, and White House appear even more grandiose. Along with a knowledgeable local guide, take a tour of Washington DC well after the sun has gone down, and feel the buzz, magic, and pulse of America's capital by night.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

"SHINING CITY" PRIVATE TOUR (3 Hour Evening Tour)

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The Shining City Tour is an after-dark tour of the lights and radiance of Washington, D.C. Aptly called the “Shining City,” Pierre L’Enfant drew his inspiration for the design and layout of Washington, D.C. from the city of Paris, which is called the “City of Lights.” Our nation’s capitol is a beautiful representation of the principles of freedom our nation was founded on and to which it holds today.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Morning DC Small-Group Bus TourKid-Friendly

Morning DC Small-Group Bus Tour

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Discover the best of Washington DC on this half-day bus tour. Your guide takes you to some of the U.S. national capital’s most famous spots, such as the WWII Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the White House. Make stops to explore the major landmarks and take pictures, while your guide fills you in on the history behind each place.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus TourFull-day Tours

Dynamite Day Tour: Small-Group DC Bus Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this guided, small-group sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a Dodge Sprinter van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous monuments and memorials, featuring the White House, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and many other landmark locations. A variety of lunch options (own expense) will be made available.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour Half-day Tours

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Washington D.C.’s most important destinations with a fully-customizable, 4 or 5-hour private sightseeing tour for your group of 6 to 14 people. Work with an experienced guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests, and visit the city’s landmarks, memorials and museums. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off within the D.C. beltway and beyond in a comfortable minibus. Finish your tour with return transfer to your hotel, or make the most of your time in the capital by heading directly to one of the D.C. airports.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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DC & Arlington In A Day Full-day Tours

DC & Arlington In A Day

The DC & Arlington in a Day is the best way to see most of what the Nation’s Capital has to offer in just one day. You'll see famous sights as well as a few hidden gems in a fun, unforgettable, and jam-packed tour. Lasting 8 hours, the tour starts outside the Arlington National Cemetery Metro station by 7:45 am and ends by approximately 4:30 pm near the National Archives. In between, you’ll see the top monuments and memorials in DC, stop for lunch at either the Pentagon City Mall or Georgetown (seasonal) and take a cruise on the Potomac River or visit the Jefferson Memorial (also seasonal) with our top-rated tour team. Begin with a unique walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery led by our experienced and knowledgeable guide to see the JFK Grave Site and the Changing of the Guard. From there you'll travel on the climate-controlled bus between such key stops as the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln MLK, Iwo Jima, Air Force and Vietnam Memorials plus so much more.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

5 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & SedanHalf-day Tours

5 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

"HEROES OF FREEDOM" PRIVATE TOUR (4 Hour Military Tribute)

It has often been said and is an undeniable truth that “freedom is not free.” It is fitting for we who enjoy this freedom to honor those who sacrificed to obtain and preserve it. Join us for a profound and inspiring view of our American Armed Forces. See the losses they have suffered as well as the victories they have won as they have fought to preserve liberty throughout the ages of our nation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are U.S. Air Force Memorial hours of operation?
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U.S. Air Force Memorial hours of operation: Open daily except Christmas Day. April 1 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 1 - March 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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