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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

This magnificent memorial covers four acres and includes a statue of King by sculptor Lei Yixin.

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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.
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.
The Tidal Basin
Congressman Wilbur Mills' girlfriend famously dove into the Tidal Basin after being pulled over by police.
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.

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.  
  • Hop into a cab for an easy transfer to lunch, at a place recommended by your guide. (lunch paid locally  by guests).   
  • After, visit the immense world of the Smithsonian Museums, with a guided visit of the National Museum of American History, home to the original Star-Spangled Banner.  
  • Finish your tour at the museums, where your guide will happily recommend other museums to explore at your own leisure.  
 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. 
Private Half Day Highlights of D.C.
Are you a first timer in DC but not quite ready to commit to a full day touring the nation’s Capital or are you short for time but still want to see the best of what the city has to offer? Either way don’t sweat it—the half day highlights tour was designed with you in mind. 

  • Hear about the fascinating politics and presidents of the past  
  • Snap photos of the Washington Monument from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as you learn how DC’s monuments became a cornerstone of  the city  
  • Visit the evocative Korean War Veterans Memorial and learn about The Forgotten War 
  • 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
  • Finish your tour at the Vietnam Memorial, where you can honour the men and women who fought in this controversial war
Feeling Presidential
 

Your tour will begin at the most famous house in the country. You will have the chance to snap your own iconic photo outside the White House and learn more about the fascinating politics of the most powerful country in the world. Your friendly guide will then lead you to the famous seat of Congress - the US Capitol Building. 

 Memory lane
 
Be sure to have your cameras at the ready as you visit the city’s most famous memorials, monuments and landmarks. Make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial, visit the beautiful Korean War Veterans Memorial, and explore the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial.
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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