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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

7:30 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
Lincoln Memorial and Iwo Jima. Driver and tour guide was very insightful.
Kristen_P
, Oct 2021
Our grandchildren still are talking about the Lincoln Memorial. It was impressionable. We appreciated the tour guide who knew his history and answered our questions.
star-5
Our guide was very...
Tulane_H
, Oct 2021
Our guide was very knowledgable and personable ! That made the trip more informative and fun ! Please tip your guides!!
star-1
DONT BOOK IF PLUS SIZED
Jessica_I
, Oct 2021
While my guide Hollywood was amazing g, please don't book if you are a plus sized person. I was humiliated and shamed by one of the drivers. I didn't get his name. I was traveling with my elderly mother, we are both plus size women. We arrived early so we could both sit by the window, so we could see out. The seat to our left was open, no bags or jackets, completely available. This driver hopped on the bus and loudly in front of the whole trolley asked if we were traveling together and told us we couldn't take up 4 seats for 2 people. We were not, both seats beside us were open and a normal sized person would have fit fine, but adding another plus sized person make the ride very uncomfortable. I was humiliated by him and spoken to like we had done something wrong. We arrives early to get the seats we wanted. We waited in line and then forced to move. It was awful. The worst part is this driver enjoyed being mean
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Please accept our apologies for the CAST behavior you experienced during your tour. We would like to assure you we are looking into this issue. I have forwarded your comments to the General Manager for his review. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website. Please contact me directly at guestrelations@historictours.com, I would like to have more information.
star-5
Best night tour.
Barbara_W
, Oct 2021
We had a great tour, our shuttle was #599 and our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. I would definitely recommend this tour. It was awesome. Thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A bang for your buck
Madyson_P
, Oct 2021
Although I was by myself, I really enjoyed the tour. I did not have much time to explore in D.C. and feel like this is a great experience. I got to see many more sites than I could have on my own.
star-5
Awe inspiring
JoanneH_P
, Oct 2021
So many beautiful views, particularly the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument lit up and reflecting at night. The tour guide’s glimpses into history were so very interesting. It was a real treat!
star-5
Moonlight Trolly Review 10-17-2021
Michael_B
, Oct 2021
Great Tour, Hollywood, our driver on Trolly 515 was excellent. His recall of history and his commentary during the tour was exceptional. Anything he did not know he immediately looked up for his passengers!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A++ Tour and guide
Jeremy_w
, Oct 2021
Our guide Hollywood was very knowledgeable and very insightful during our tour. We loved every minute of it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to get a sneak peek of DC attractions!
Kathy_F
, Oct 2021
We'd never been to the FDR and MLK memorials before - grateful for the opportunity to get out and explore those. Will definitely put them on our must-see list for our next DC trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Informed speaker
MaryKay_D
, Oct 2021
Interesting. Very good driver/speaker. Would do again. Enjoyed lights and opportunity to get off bus
1 traveler found this review helpful

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