Washington Monuments Tour
Discover all of Washington’s Monuments on the National Mall
The classic Washington experience: discover all of Washington’s iconic monuments and memorials on a private tour. Begin the day with pickup by luxury car at your lodging location.
The tour includes tickets to the top of the Washington Monument Observation Deck for a spectacular view of the city. A nighttime tour, with the monuments illuminated, is a special treat! (The Washington Monument Observation Deck is not available during a night time tour as the last entry is 5:00pm.)
You will experience the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the District of Columbia World War I Memorial, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial. If desired, a photo stop can be made at the White House.
Fun Fact!: The Jefferson Memorial is modeled after the University of Virginia’s Rotunda, designed by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson designed three other buildings in his lifetime: the houses at Monticello and Poplar Forest, as well as the Virginia capitol in Richmond. Jefferson’s innovative mind and architectural style (he loved domes, octagons, and pillars) is evident in all four of the buildings he designed.
Another Fun Fact!: The architect Henry Bacon created the Lincoln Memorial, while Daniel Chester French designed the statue of Lincoln. The statue was produced by a family of Tuscan marble carvers known as the Piccirilli Brothers. The Piccirilli’s injected Roman influence into the statue, modeling the pillars where Lincoln rests his arms on fasces. In ancient times, fasces were a Roman symbol of power and authority, a bundle of wooden rods and an axe bound together by leather thongs. Fasces represented that a man held imperium, or executive authority.