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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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

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

Tour departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Departure Time

6:30 PM

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 at 1001 E St NW. 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.

Gold Pass:
• Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 points of interest
• Includes trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company
• Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking
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 52 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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:
How long is the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:The Monuments by Moonlight Tour is approximately 2.5 hours long. (Time may vary depending on road conditions and/or traffic.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Are the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley drivers knowledgeable?
A:Yes - all guides are accredited by the city government.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley narrated?
A:Yes, the tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable, expert guides. It's more than just a narration, it’s an experience! You’ll hear sound effects and much more.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are food and drinks allowed on the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:Yes, food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley handicap accessible?
A:A certain number of the trolleys are equipped with hydraulic wheelchair lifts. Please call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your travel date to confirm an accessible vehicle.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley enclosed?
A:The trolleys are open-air vehicles but have plastic windows that can roll up or roll down depending on the weather conditions.
Jun 2021
Q:
What if there is bad weather on the day of my Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold, year-round. However, bear in mind that conditions can be harsh, especially in the wintertime. If the tour does not operate due to weather, you will receive a full refund.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley heated in the winter?
A:Yes. During the wintertime, the trolleys are heated.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my stroller on board the Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:Yes, strollers must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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-5
Sooner Steve knows his stuff!!!!
Jenny_O
, Jan 2022
Sooner Steve was an amazing driver and tour guide. Such a knowledgeable historian with a great sense of humor. We went on a very cold night. I hope to do it again in the spring!!!!! Highly recommend!!!
star-5
Great tour guide
dbrhwentz
, Jan 2022
Awesome tour guide!!!!!! Great tour! Strange minimum limit on this comment section which I totally do not like.
star-5
Awesome Experience
Jennifer_C
, Jan 2022
We very much enjoyed our tour guide MJ’s narration and colorful descriptions during our moonlight tour! The weather was perfect and we got some treasured photos as memories from our trolley ride. I highly recommend this tour to others that want to check out the city.
star-2
Not what expected
susie44
, Jan 2022
Thought it was a tour of the building ha lit up but just drove very quickly past and stopped for 30/40 mins eksewhere
star-4
Spoiler Alert: It’s dark on the Night Tour
Rebecca_F
, Jan 2022
Our tour guide MJ - the Michael Jordan of tours - did a phenomenal job. He entertained us with tons of great information and well-timed jokes. The night tour comes with a somewhat obvious drawback: it’s dark. Some of the memorials don’t have any lights. It was still nice to drive by them and hear the info, but you really couldn’t see anything on the Arlington portion of the tour. That’s the only reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5. If it’s cold and rainy, my suggestion is to bundle up, pack a bag with a warm blanket to snuggle in on the trolley, and bring an umbrella/rain jacket. The National Mall and surrounding museums was well lit and beautiful. Posted several pictures. My 70 year old mom and 80 year old dad and i enjoyed the trip. It was a lot of walking for them, but it was doable. The Lincoln Memorial had an elevator so that made it really accessible. Thanks for a fun New Year’s Eve, MJ!
star-4
The driver, Drew, was...
Caron_C
, Dec 2021
The driver, Drew, was very knowledgeable! Be sure to dress warm in the winter months as the windows of the trolley are open.
star-5
Worth it!
Petrine_H
, Dec 2021
Hollywood was our tour operator and was amazing. He was knowledgeable about the history of Washington DC, including the fun stuff! We learned a lot and saw all the monuments that we were hoping to see.
star-5
Fantastic!
Barbara_T
, Dec 2021
We loved it! What a great way to see the monuments at night’. The cold did not put a damper on the experience.
star-2
Trolley Tour that was not!
Carla_C
, Dec 2021
We arrive ahead of time. The trolleys were late to pick up passengers. It was also very cold. I was not expecting the sight seeing trip to be that cold. The tour guide was good. We did not complete the tour due to the cold weather. The tour is probably better during the summer months.
star-5
Great Monument Tour
Paulette_K
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide Jason was very knowledgeable about everything on the tour as well as the history of the area.

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