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FDR Memorial

FDR's Memorial not only captures America's longest serving president and his dog, Fala, but also immortalizes the faces of those standing in breadlines during the Depression, when Roosevelt ascended to office.

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Lincoln Memorial
Let yourself be dwarfed by the imposing Lincoln, whose full text of the famous lasting words, "four score and seven years ago" Gettysburg address are inscribed throughout the memorial.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Referred to as The Unknown War and The Forgotten War, its memorial captures the harrowing tales of soldiers who fought to stave off tides of North Korean communism during the Cold War.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
This magnificent memorial covers four acres and includes a statue of King by sculptor Lei Yixin.
The Tidal Basin
Congressman Wilbur Mills' girlfriend famously dove into the Tidal Basin after being pulled over by police.
Washington Monument
The symbol of the nation's capital dedicated to its namesake, the Washington Monument towers above the city.
World War II Memorial
National memorial in DC, commemorating those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to contribute to the Allied effort to defeat Hitler and the Japanese in World War II.

Related Tours

Private Full Day Highlights of D.C.
As America’s cultural centre, Washington DC is more than just the home of the President. DC is rich in history, proud in heritage, and a fascinating multi-layered destination.
 
  • Stand in awe of the Washington Monument, once the tallest structure in the world in 1884.
  • Admire the Lincoln Memorial - see if you can spot the carved mistake on a word on the north wall - it’s been touched up, but can still be seen.  
  • Learn about the importance of the Potomac River on the history of the city.
  • See DC’s ‘Big 3’: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. 
  • See the first equestrian statue ever made in the United States. 
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch of your choice of DC eatery (paid locally by guest).  
  • Immerse yourself in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  
  • Explore the National Museum of American History, home to the original Star-Spangled Banner. 
  • Discover which DC home has 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows and 6 stories. 
At 68-square-miles, Washington DC has more than the political arena with which to seduce its many visitors, from the secrets of the FBI Building, CIA Headquarters to over 70 museums devoted to almost every topic, including an International Spy Museum, American Indian art and African-American culture. On your DC in a Day: Full Day Highlights Tour you will discover the heart and soul of America’s capital district, on a guided journey to its key attractions that do DC justice - politics and all.
 
As you discuss the city’s role in historical events, you will journey around DC’s most famous memorials, monuments and landmarks to read the Gettysburg Address inscription at the Lincoln Memorial and reflect on the impact of America’s Civil War. The beautiful Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial both evoke the sobriety of America’s involvement in overseas conflicts. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, it is impossible not to feel uplifted and inspired by the power of the words he penned for his famous I Have a Dream address. DC is spoiled for choice for world class-exhibitions and museums, and your DC in a Day: Full Day Highlights finale are two absolute gems - the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. 
 
The Apollo Lunar Module LM2, Dorothy's ruby slippers and Washington's forged steel battle sword are just a handful of the museum’s 3-million items in a compelling collection devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States. This celebration of heritage, and the American identity, runs from colonial times to the present -  and is wholly engrossing, be it Muhammed Ali’s boxing gloves, the first ever Barbie doll or Prince’s yellow cloud guitar. 
Private Walking Monuments by Moonlight Tour
When the sun sets, the monuments and memorials of Washington DC are illuminated. Experience the stunning architecture of DC as you uncover its rich political history.

  • Commence your tour at the iconic Washington Monument 
  • Pay your respects at the Korean Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorials
  • Uncover the story of  the nation during the Depression and World War II at the FDR Memorial 
  • Stand in awe of the immensity of The Lincoln Memorial 
  • Finally, learn about the controversial war and those who are immortalized at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington DC is ideal to explore after sunset, when crowds disperse and buildings light up. On this tour, you will explore the most important national memorials of America's  capital, as you understand their place in the country's history. 

Not only will you uncover the monuments dedicated to historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln,  you will have the chance to commemorate Vietnam and Korean veterans, as well as those lost during World War II. Throughout your walking tour, your guide will tell you stories about the circumstances around how the National Mall was built over the centuries - from Dolly Madison and Eliza Hamilton's efforts to build the Washington Monument to then 21-year old Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam Memorial. 
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