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  • Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum

    1. Washington DC: Walking Tour and African American Museum

    Meet your guide at the White House and begin your tour of Washington DC. From the outside, learn about the history of the White House and the people who inhabited it. Your local guide will share stories about America’s history and the influence of African Americans in DC. Next, see the Capitol One, one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in the world. Hear about the neoclassical United States Capitol, which is home to the House of Representatives and Senate. Finally, your guide will take you to the Washington Monument. Made of white marble and 550-feet tall, the obelisk is an iconic Washington DC landmark. After the walking tour, use your reserved entry tickets to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore the museum on your own at your own pace.

  • Washington DC: 2-Hour National Mall Tour by Electric Vehicle

    2. Washington DC: 2-Hour National Mall Tour by Electric Vehicle

    Glide around the streets of Washington DC on a guided tour by a battery-operated eCruiser. See all the major monuments of the US capital, like the Capitol Hill, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial.

    Start your tour at the impressive Smithsonian complex and pass the famous monuments to Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington. Pay tribute to the veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

    Continue past the most famous Washington landmark of all – the White House. As you meander, listen to stories and tales of Washington’s history from your guide. Get tips and advice on any upcoming events you might be interested in.

    Finally, feast your eyes on the buildings of Capitol Hill and learn the history behind them. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for an amazing lunch spot before exploring the rest of DC...

    Shaina, Our guide was amazing, entertaining, knowledgeable, interesting, and funny. I would recommend the electric car tours and our guide, Shaina, to everyone I know.

  • Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    3. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a boat cruise on the Potomac River Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the...

    One of the best experiences we have ever had! We Absolutely love Washington and this tour was incredible. Doug was a great teller. In the evening, we did this tour but the Monuments by night with Mr. History. Mind blowing, Incredible. The best best best decision to do this. Thank you!!!! highly recommend.

  • Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    4. Washington DC: 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    Washington D.C. has so many monuments that sightseeing can be bewildering. But on this guided sightseeing bus tour, tour guides will take you up close and personal to treasured monuments while expert drivers navigate Washington traffic. Explore history and learn important facts with your guide throughout the tour, and have a chance to get off at each of the following stops to take pictures and get a closer look: • U.S. Capitol (exterior only) • White House (exterior only) • Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • World War II Memorial • Potomac River Cruise (included from March 25–October 15. When boat does not operate, the Jefferson Memorial will be added as a stop.) • Lincoln Memorial

    Good way to see all the important sites without worrying about driving/parking/crowds.

  • Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

    5. Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

    Visit the political center of the world on a full-day trip to the Capital City of Washington DC. Departing from central New York, you will head south to Washington in comfortable air-conditioned buses or minivans. Pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation's capital. Start with a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery where you can visit the Kennedy family gravesite, then it is on to Capitol Hill. See the Capitol, Senate, and White House, and understand the core of the US government. Continue to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, before visiting the Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials. In the late afternoon, embark on a panoramic city tour before your departure back to New York for an early evening arrival. 

    The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!

  • Washington, D.C.: Monuments Self-Guided Walking Tour

    6. Washington, D.C.: Monuments Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Visit the most iconic landmarks of America’s capital city on this flexible self-guided walking tour. See the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building, and much more, and learn the revolutionary history behind the creation of Washington, D.C. Along with being developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists, most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. You'll begin your adventure next to Pershing Park, right across from the White House south lawn. From there, make your way to the White House itself, where you can admire the seat of American power and learn some fascinating tidbits about its construction. From here, head south toward Constitution Gardens and pick up some insight into D.C.’s complicated history along the way. Through the gar...

  • Washington DC: Full-Day Tour with Washington Monument Entry

    7. Washington DC: Full-Day Tour with Washington Monument Entry

    Hop onboard a climate-controlled bus that will take you around Washington D.C. on this 6-hour guided tour. Perfect for first-time visitors or those who want to make the most of their day, this tour takes you to all must-see sites and monuments. Throughout the tour, your guide will enlighten you about what life in D.C. is like now and in its exciting historic past. The tour includes photo stops at the U.S. Capitol and White House. You will also be able to get out and explore with World War II Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and Air Force Memorial. Plus, take in the best views of Washington D.C. with your entry ticket to the Washington Monument. From the bus or boat, you’ll see the National Archives, the National Mall, numerous Smithsonian Museums...

    Great tour of The Washington DC area. Tyrone was a great guide and was very informative about all the monuments and memorials we visited.

  • Washington DC: E-Bike Tour of the National Mall

    8. Washington DC: E-Bike Tour of the National Mall

    Ride through the entire National Mall and circle the Tidal Basin on this fun and informative E-bike tour. Start at the waterfront, and listen to a brief introduction about the E-bikes. Then, head out to begin your 9-10 mile tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide past the Smithsonian Museums, and around to all the major sites including the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Conclude the trip by riding around the Tidal Basin and touring the Martin Luther King Jr, FDR, and Jefferson Memorials. Hear about the history, lore, and latest happenings around the DC museums and find yourself in great self-spots and in front of picturesque views. Your guide will also stop and share some hidden gems along the way. See all the major monuments and memorials as well as treas...

    Our guide was great - lots of insight, stories. We covered a lot of ground in the time we had, we’re able to see much of the sites. Several sites have too many stairs for my partner who recently had surgery on his ankle, so we saw most from outside, but that wasn’t the fault of the tour guide. Unfortunately, my bike was a bit too big for me. I had a spill and because the bike was too big, I couldn’t get my foot down fast enough to stop my fall. My only suggestion is that they take more time finding a bike that suits your height. But that also was upon me to speak up. But the sign in process was rather rushed, so I didn’t take the time to ride it a bit to test it. Overall, a wonderful few hour tour.

  • Washington DC: Capitol Hill Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

    9. Washington DC: Capitol Hill Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

    Learn all about the history, design, and controversy surrounding these famous buildings as you stroll around Washinton DC. Your guide will tell you the story of the construction of the Capitol grounds as you get up close and personal with these world-famous buildings.

    Meet your guide in the sumptuous Great Hall at Washington's famous Union Station. Begin by learning about this impressive building, before walking over to the US Capitol grounds.

    Once there, immerse yourself in its history as well as that of the surrounding buildings. Learn all about the architecture of famous structures like the Supreme Court and Library of Congress.

    Hear fascinating stories about the tumultuous politics behind their planning and development. Discover the secrets behind the architecture and its designers including Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Law Olmstead.

  • From NYC: Washington D.C. Day Trip

    10. From NYC: Washington D.C. Day Trip

    Depart from New York City, and pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland before arriving in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. On this full-day tour you’ll see the iconic landmarks of the U.S. government, such as the Capitol, home to the U.S. Congress, and the White House, home to the president. Continue on to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum before visiting the Lincoln, Washington, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials. In the late afternoon you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour before setting off on your return journey to New York City, arriving in the early evening.

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What people are saying about United States Capitol

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,843 reviews

Roy was a great tour guide, patient no asnswere all our questions. The audio speaker was perfect and the ride was comfortable. Definitely recommend!

Great tour of The Washington DC area. Tyrone was a great guide and was very informative about all the monuments and memorials we visited.

The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!

Roy was great thoughtful n knowledgeable. He made it work under difficult conditions with road closures etc.

Great orienting tour in open air so great during COVID.