National Mall Dusk Tour: Private Washington DC Exploration
5 Ratings
Experience the magic of Washington D.C. at dusk with a private walking tour of the National Mall. Discover the city's rich history and iconic landmarks, beautifully illuminated for an unforgettable evening adventure.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • National Mall - 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. See the best of the monuments, when the people have largely left, and each monument is lit up to best display itself.
  • Washington Monument - See the iconic Washington Monument looming over the city, and walk by the World War II Memorial honouring the soldiers and civilians who served during the war.
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial - Experience the moving monuments of the Korean Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Memorials.
  • Lincoln Memorial - Stand in awe of the immensity of The Lincoln Memorial, and stand on its steps, gazing out over the city and the reflecting pool.
  • The White House - End your tour at the iconic White House, residence and workplace of the United States President (see it from the exterior only).
What's Included
  • Plenty of time for photo opportunities
  • Private professional English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation on the day (if required)
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
Additional Information

Embark on an exclusive walking excursion of Washington D.C after sunset. Delve into the city’s deep-rooted history, as narrated through its most celebrated landmarks and monuments. Each is illuminated to provide a remarkable night-time experience. Your journey begins near the Washington Monument, a perfect vantage point to view the Capitol Building beautifully lit against the night skyline.

As you stroll along the reflecting pool, admire the celebrated structures mirrored in it and capture stunning photos!

You’ll then get the opportunity to explore the Korean War Veterans Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, and The Vietnam War Memorial, among others, while unravelling each memorial’s distinct genesis tale.

The tour culminates at the nation’s most renowned residence, The White House, where you’ll delve deeply into U.S. politics.

The Mellon Gala
Constitution Avenue Northwest
Your guide will meet you at the entrance to "The Mellon Gala" at 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229, United States.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 30, 2024
Great walking tour! - John was a wonderful guide. He gave us a wealth of information and we thoroughly enjoyed this walk! I would recommend highly!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 13, 2023
Wonderful Tour at Dusk - The private tour was great! Paul R was our tour guide and was fantastic. The weather was nice and the family had a great time.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 26, 2023
Marvelous Mall At Dusk Tour - Ken was so personable and knowledgeable making the tour that much more enjoyable! His mastery of historic facts brought the Mall and all the memorials to life. We highly recommend this activity with Ken at the helm.!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 17, 2023
Walking Evening Tour - The private walking tour was the best tour I have ever been on. Our guide, John was fabulous. He texted during the afternoon to make sure we would be ready for the tour and where to meet. Several times in the tour we had other groups of people stop to listen to John. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and made the information enjoyable to hear. He knew the best picture views and made sure we got great pictures to remember our visit. At the end of our tour he made sure we got back to the street where our car was parked. It was out of his way but he still took his time to make sure we got to our car safely. I would highly recommend John, our tour guide, the evening walking tour and the company, Viator. Thank you for helping make our trip to Washington DC so memorable.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 6, 2022
Amazing tour! - Stephen was a fantastic guide! The buildings and monuments were incredible lit up at night, but the history and the stories shared by our guide really made for a richer experience. The tour company was very flexible and allowed us to move the time to later in the day to ensure the tour was after sunset. They also provided the guide's name and contact information the night before, and the stellar communication was much appreciated.
Review provided by Viator
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minimum 2 guests
up to 12 guests
2 Adult
June 2024