Monuments by Night Tour in Washington, DC

Urban Adventures12th & Independence Ave., SWWashington, DC 20201
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Bring your camera and put your photography skills to the test as you tour Washington DC’s notable monuments by moonlight. Seeing our country’s capital at nighttime is an experience unlike any other. You’ll explore National Mall and more from the comfort of an all-electric Red Roadster for the ride of a lifetime. From memorials to monuments, you’ll see it all on this twilight tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Tour begins at 8:00 pm.
  • Tour duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Bringing a camera is encouraged.
  • An ideal tour for all ages.


from Monuments by Night
Ready to test your night-photography skills and see some jaw-dropping views while learning the history of the United States through the National Mall? Hop on our all-electric Red Roadsters and get ready for the ride of your vacation!

We’ll start our tour at the Smithsonian metro station, where our guides will take you back in time to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on you own. As we work our way through the Smithsonian complex, our guides will regale you with story behind our amazing museums and help you choose which one you will visit during your stay.

Next we’ll take you past two of DC’s most incredible monuments, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Afterwards, you’ll be able to wander through the FDR and MLK memorials and enjoy a stroll along the jaw-dropping Tidal Basin at sunset.

Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials to the Lincoln Memorial, where you will be blown away by views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark.

You’ll be entertained by stories of the city’s history, statues, and famous buildings on your way to the White House, where you’ll see possibly the most iconic American structure. Continue on towards Capitol Hill and be astounded by the Supreme Court, the Capitol Building, and the Library of Congress. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for some recommendations for the rest of your stay in the city.

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"Great tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
What a great expeirence! Sasha was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about history! The only complaint is the two hours went by too fast. I strongly recommend people visiting DC to ride with Sasha as she will tell you the spots to see. And if her mom really reads these, you have a great and very smart daughter! See you next year.
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Paul C
"Best D.C. night tour ever!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
Tour was awesome! We zoomed around D.C. in an open air electric cart which was much better than a stuffy bus or closed trolley. Our guide/driver, Montie, was excellent - he was personal, professional, and knowledgeable and absolutely made it an unforgettable evening. Definitely worth your time and money.
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Tony N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Aussie’s do a DC tour with Montie"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2018 NEW
Travelling From Australia my family and I had the pleasure of meeting Montie and going on his excellent tour of Washington DC. He not only showed us all the nightlife and the tourist attractions, coming from overseas he explained in full what all the monuments meant to the people of United States. Montie was very informative, very polite, answered all questions. He went out of his way to assist where possible and had a great sense of humour. When booking your guided tour ask for Montie you will not regret that decision.
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West Chester, Ohio
"Moonlight monuments"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2018 NEW
So glad I booked this tour. With a limited time in Washington, DC, and the daytime hours filled with museums, this is the best way to see the monuments in DC with the added fun of seeing them by moonlight. Our guide Sasha was very well informed and funny too. The electric car (the red Ferrari) was comfortable, had seatbelts and was expertly driven by Sasha. I highly recommend this tour.
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"Monuments Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018
We did the monuments tour at night. Highly recommend. We had originally toured the monuments on foot a few days prior, but found this tour online and figured why not! Was not disappointed. Chris was our tour guide, he was fantastic. Great personality, kept all of us entertained and very knowledgeable. He went above and beyond what we had expected. If you have a spare couple of hours I would check them out.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monuments by Night

When does the tour begin?
Tours begin at 8:00 pm.

How long is the tour?
Tours are approximately 2 hours long.

Where does the tour begin?
Meet your tour guide at 12th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC (Smithsonian Metro Stop) at the base of the Department of Agriculture Building.

Are children welcome on the tour?
Yes. Children under the age of 4 must sit on a parent’s lap during the tour. Please consider the late nature of this tour when deciding to bring children.

What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate attire as well as sturdy walking shoes. While you will not be walking during the tour, closed-toe shoes are the most comfortable for touring Washington DC. Since the tour is at night, it is recommended that guests also bring a jacket.

Is a tour guide gratuity included in my price?
No. Tips for tour guides are always appreciated, but not required or included in your tour price.

Is the tour rain or shine?
Yes. A little rain won’t ruin the fun. However, in the case of extreme weather, your tour may be canceled. Your tour guide will contact you in this rare situation.

Does the tour include a stop for food and drinks?
No. Be sure to ask your tour guide for restaurant recommendations after the tour.

Can I smoke on the tour?
No. Smoking is prohibited while the tour is in progress.

Will I need to walk anywhere?
With the all-electric Red Roadster, guests do not need to walk. Sit back and enjoy touring Washington DC.