All In One (National Mall & Tidal Basin) Walking Tour

DC By Foot is pleased to present an extension of our original name-you-own-price walking tour of the monuments and memorials of the National Mall in Washington DC!

This highly engaging tour will take you through the heart of the National Mall and Tidal Basin, entertaining you and your family with stories, hidden secrets, and historical information.

Part one is the National Mall Tour, followed by the Tidal Basin Tour. If you’ve taken our National Mall Tour, you know you just don’t want it to stop – and now it doesn’t!



You are welcome to join for only the National Mall Tour portion of the tour. It begins at the same location and time, ending at Lincoln Memorial.

If you only wish to attend the Tidal Basin portion of the tour, PLEASE LET US KNOW so we can tell you the best time and place to meet!

Check out our audio tours for before or after your visit!

Sights we cover on the tour:DC JeffersonDC Lincoln Memorial front view

Please Note The All-In-One Tour is two tours back to back – a four hour combination of our National Mall tour AND Tidal Basin Tour. Taking this tour and the National Mall Tour will be repetitive!

Other options:

  • The Memorials & Moonlight covers the best memorials to see at night! (WWII, MLK, Jefferson from afar, Korean, Lincoln) Think of it as AIO Lite (we skip Vietnam and FDR Memorials)
Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: We meet at the SW corner of 17th and Constitution Ave. NW, at a building called the Lockkeeper’s House.

Read how to get to the National Mall. Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo! Tour ends at the Jefferson Memorial.

Purchase a guaranteed parking spot in advance near the tour’s starting point with Parking Panda.

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 4 hours. Total walking is just over two miles (3,8km). We do stop for refreshments and bathroom breaks half way through.

When: View our Calendar

Start: SW corner of 15th and Constitution Ave NW (map)
Closest Metro: Federal Triangle (Blue and Orange)

End: Jefferson Memorial (map)
Closest Metro: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange)

About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 3 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the host of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All

With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 25 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.