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Monuments by Moonlight Tour - Welcome Center

Washington DC's spectacular monuments at night are not to be missed on this 2 1/2 hour fully narrated tour. With stops at the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. You will definitely want to bring your camera.
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Experience the beauty and awe of our country's most stirring monuments in a whole new way... by moonlight. On the Monuments by Moonlight Tour you'll be transported to many of the city's most famous sights, while enjoying the tranquil night and evening breeze.


  • See the city's most popular monuments in a different light
  • Stops at World War II Memorial, FDR/MLK Memorials, Lincoln/Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Hear Live narration about historical tales and anecdotes
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city, and Old Town Trolley Tours knows just the right way to show off the Capital City at night! Enjoy the sights and sounds of this truly magnificent city as you join the professional tour guides for entertaining anecdotes and historical information along with a sprinkling of bewitching ghost stories of the spirits that haunt our nations capitol.

On-board you'll see some of the city's most popular monuments such as the Capitol Building, the White House and the Washington Monument. The tour makes three stops, MLK Jr. Memorial/ FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial stop also serves the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial allowing you to see these sights in a different light. The MLK and FDR Memorials are the same stop.

Get your eTicket now, and join in for a night of exploration aboard the Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour, provided by Old Town Trolleys. You haven't seen the beauty of Washington DC, until you've seen it at night!

Old Town Trolley Tours is pleased to provide free shuttle service from area hotels to The Washington Welcome Center to begin the tour. Reservations for hotel shuttle pick up MUST be made by calling 202-832-9800 (option 4), 24 hours in advance. Complimentary Shuttle Service for confirmed reservations: CLICK HERE

Operating Times

Please check the calendar for dates and times available. Tours depart from the Washington Welcome Center. Please check in 30 minutes prior to boarding or your seats may be released and subject to cancellation. Reservations for the hotel shuttle pick up must be made by calling 202-832-9800, 24 hours in advance. Closed on 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Number of Stops

The tour makes three stops, at the MLK Jr. Memorial/ FDR Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial stop also serves the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the Korean War Veteran's Memorial. MLK Jr. and FDR Memorials are the same stop.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time by calling 202-832-9800 (option #4).


2.5 hours

Booth Location

Washington Welcome Center (1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004)

Nearest Intersection

10th and E St. NW


Welcome Center Stop - There are parking garages nearby, and Metro is two blocks away. (Gallery Place Station).

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 4-12 years. Under 4 are free.


It is highly recommended to bring bottled water along on the tour during the hot Summer months. Water can be purchased at the Welcome Center prior to boarding for the tour. There are no opportunities during the tour to purchase water along the route. The closest Metro stop is Metro Center on the Red Line.
Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.

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