National Mall Tour

This highly engaging National Mall tour will take you through the heart of the Mall, entertaining you and your family with stories, hidden secrets, and historical information.  Testaments to the history and founders of the USA, these sites are more than just stone and mortar. The memorials tell about the lives of men and women from America’s past and present and our guides will share with you stories – from founding father George Washington to Rosie the Riveter during WWII.

 

 

Join DC by Foot as we tell the story of America’s journey from a collection of colonial New World outposts to a world power.  Our guide will share with you the history, symbolism, and a few hidden stories of these must-see sites. By sunlight or by moonlight, make our National Mall Tour the first thing you do on your visit to the nation’s capital.

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SIGHTS WE COVER ON THE NATIONAL MALL TOUR:

*Sights we cover from a distance as they are not on the National Mall.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: We meet at the southwest corner of 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NW (the corner closest to the Washington Monument). Use our Google map for directions to the tour starting point or our post on how to get to the National Mall. Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo! Tour ends at the Lincoln Memorial (map).

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

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1,6km).

When: 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 pay-what-you-like tour is a tour for any budget.

Save even more money in Washington, DC with a discount tourist pass.


National Mall with Kids | Scavenger Hunt at the Memorials

We think our tours are great for all ages and our guides are engaging for even the youngest visitors, but if you want a tour geared specifically to your kids, we’ve created a highlight tour with scavenger hunts at each memorial. This shorter tour with less walking is perfect for short legs and shorter attention spans.

This tour is recommended for 10 and under.

This educational and entertaining tour visits the big four memorials on the National Mall:

  • WWII Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial

And at each stop there will be a special activity for the kids to do or find on an activity sheet they get to take home! You’ll learn a lot along the way, too.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: We meet at southeast corner of 17th and Constitution Ave NW (map), its the only corner that doesn’t have a building on it! Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo! Tour ends at the Lincoln Memorial (map). NOTE THIS IS NOT THE SAME MEETING SPOT AS OUR REGULAR 2 HOUR TOUR

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

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 1h20 . Total walking is just under one mile (1,4km).

When: View our Calendar This tour does not run November-March except select holiday weekends.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A pay-what-you-like tour is a tour for any budget.

Save even more money in Washington, DC with a discount tourist pass.