Blossoms on the Basin Tour

DC By Foot is pleased to present our name your own price tour of the Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin. This tour will take you around the Tidal Basin in the cool shade of the city’s legendary cherry trees and through some of DC’s most beautiful, majestic and picturesque memorials.

Join DC by Foot as we visit the memorials that honor three great men of ideas. Thomas Jefferson, whose pen affirmed mankind’s inalienable rights. Franklin Delano Roosevelt who led America’s greatest generation for 12 years in the fight against tyranny and poverty. Martin Luther King, Jr. who reminded America and the world of our promise of equality and social justice.

For more information, read our Guide to the Cherry Blossom FestivalS and Best Place to See the Cherry Blossoms

Sights we cover on the tour:DC Cherry Trees Jefferson Memorial

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: We meet in front of the MLK Memorial Bookstore at West Basin Drive and Independence Ave SW. Look for your guide in Orange. Tour ends at the Jefferson Memorial.

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours. Total walking is about one mile (1.6km).

When: This tour is always run as part of the All in One Tour, but during Cherry Blossom Festival it runs as a separate 1.5 hour tour through the blossoms.   View our Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Start: SW Corner of West Basin Drive and Independence Ave SW at the MLK Memorial Bookstore
Closest Metro: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange)

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