Private Nighttime Walking Tour of DC’s National Mall

Travel CuriousAt the entrance to The Mellon GalaWashington DC, DC 20229
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Experience DC by foot—national mall tour with a knowledgeable guide. Home to the seats of the country’s political leaders, explore the nation’s capital’s famous monuments and memorials beautifully illuminated at night. Learn their historical and cultural significance as you visit the World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial at night.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Meet your friendly guide at the entrance of The Mellon Gala. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour start.
  • Enjoy an approximately 2.5-hour private National Mall walking tour with your own guide.
  • See the nation’s capital majestically illuminated at night.
  • Please note that the sun sets as late as 8:30 PM in Washington D.C.
  • Visit the Korean Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, and more.
  • Wear comfortable layers of clothing and walking shoes.
  • Monuments and memorials are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Tour ends in front of the world-famous White House, where you’re free to continue exploring on your own.


from 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 honoring 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 if you wish to have a later start time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The National Mall at Dusk: Washington DC Private Evening Tour

Where does the National Mall tours-Washington DC depart from?

The Washington DC National Mall at Dusk tour departs from The Mellon Gala at 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229. Look for your friendly guide at the entrance.

How long are the Washington DC night tours?

Washington DC National Mall night tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour start.

Is the National Mall safe at night?

A licensed guide is with you as you explore the well-lit National Mall at night. Park rangers are also on duty at the sites from 9:30 AM to 8 PM November through February and until 10PM March through October. They'll only be off-duty during federal holidays.

What to do in Washington DC at night?

See different memorials and monuments under the moonlight for a different perspective and less crowd. Travel Curious guides will keep you company and fill you in with the cultural and historical significance of the memorials and monuments you'll visit.

Where does the DC evening tour end?

The tour ends in front of the White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

The private walking tour is exclusive to you and your group, with a designated professional guide.

Is transportation included in the ticket price?

You'll explore the National Mall by foot, so transportation is not included. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are also not included in the ticket price.

What should I wear for the National Mall tour in Washington DC?

Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes for the walking tour at night.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

All the major monuments and memorials are wheelchair accessible.