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.

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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.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Covering two acres, the Vietnam War Memorial pays homage to those who lost their lives in one of America's most controversial wars.
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.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Built in memoriam of America's 35th president, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is renowned not only for the theatre but also its spectacular architecture and location.
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Long and large rectangular pool located on the National Mall, at the feet of the Lincoln Memorial.

Related Tours

The Best of Washington DC: Private Full-Day Walking Tour
As America’s cultural centre, Washington DC is more than just the home of the President. DC is a city rich in history and proud of its heritage and on this tour, you will discover the most popular highlights, including the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Stand in awe of the Washington Monument, once the tallest structure in the world, in 1884;
  • Visit the National Mall and delve into the history behind each monument; 
  • See the World War II Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial and the Korean War Memorial;
  • Stand by the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to see the Reflecting Pool;
  • See the iconic White House home to each of the Presidents of the United States;
  • Visit the immense world of the Smithsonian Museums, with a 2-hour guided tour of the National Museum of American History.
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, and 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 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. 

You’ll be able to see views of the White House before enjoying a respite for a lunch break. Please note your guide will happily recommend different lunch options for your price point, as lunch is not included in the tour.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
The National Mall: Washington DC Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Discover the history and significance of Washington, DC with a private half-day walking tour of the National Mall. Your expert guide will lead you along the National Mall to the monuments, memorials and museums that make up this historic site. Along the way, learn about the city's incredible history as well as current events that shaped its past.

On your private tour, you will:

  • See one of the most famous houses in the world, The White House - the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States;
  • Pass by the Washington Memorial, and walk along the famed National Mall;
  • Visit the Vietnam War Memorials to honour the men and women who fought in the war;
  • Climb the iconic stairs to the Lincoln Memorial, and read the immortal words spoken at Gettysburg;
  • Enjoy the spectacular views over the reflecting pool and the Capitol;
  • Visit the evocative Korean War Veterans Memorial and learn about The Forgotten War memorial housing the Wall of Remembrance;
  • Hear the story of Dr King’s I Have a Dream Speech at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, learn about the numerous marches that have taken place in the capital and the changes inspired by these movements;
  • Your tour ends here, where we recommend you continue on to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Jefferson Memorial at your own leisure.
Your tour will begin with views of two of the most famous buildings in the country – the U.S. Capitol and the White House. While learning about the history of each, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the fascinating politics of the most powerful country in the world. 

From there, your tour continues to more of Washington DC’s iconic sites, where you’ll learn all about the stories of the nation and its capital and each unique monument and memorial along the National Mall. On your private tour, your guide will take you to several of the city’s most famous monuments, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

Your tour ends at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial where you are free to continue exploring at your own pace.
The National Mall at Dusk: Washington DC Private Evening 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. On your private tour of the Capital’s monuments at night, you will:

  • Be accompanied by a private tour guide throughout your tour. 
  • See the best of the monuments, when the people have largely left, and each monument is lit up to best display itself. 
  • See the iconic Washington Monument looming over the city.
  • Walk by the World War II Memorial honouring the soldiers and civilians who served during the war.
  • Experience the moving monuments of the Korean Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Memorials.
  • Stand in awe of the immensity of The Lincoln Memorial, and stand on its steps, gazing out over the city and the reflecting pool
  • End your tour at the iconic White House, residence and workplace of the United States President.
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, but you will also 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. 

End your tour in front of The White House where you are free to continue exploring the lighted city at your own pace.

Please note: In summer, the sun sets as late as 8:30 PM. Please be in touch with us if you wish to have a later start time.
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