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Sunset Monuments & Memorials Architecture Tour

Explore Washington's most iconic landmarks on a walking tour of the National Mall with DC Design Tours.

Thursdays, Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 09, 2026. 5pm, 7pm

Explore Washington's most iconic landmarks on a walking tour of the National Mall with DC Design Tours. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the Capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes, and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of Washington DC! Sights and stops include:

  • Washington Monument

  • The White House

  • National WWII Memorial

  • Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Lincoln Memorial

Our tour begins near the base of the Washington Monument to discuss the history of Washington DC, the master plan of our National Mall, and the long and tumultuous journey our Nation's Capital has taken!We'll then proceed past a little known monument to Thomas Jefferson's ego, to a classic view of the White House. Then down to the moving WWII Memorial, our newest on the National Mall, with a secret known almost only to the veterans themselves. We'll proceed along the reflecting pool, and over to the Vietnam Wall, discussing the conflict and controversy surrounding this sobering memorial. Our last war memorial to visit, dedicated to the "forgotten war, " is the underappreciated and evocative Korean War Memorial. Finally we'll ascend the steps (or elevator) into the hallowed halls of the Lincoln Memorial, full of history, symbolism, and just a few more secrets.

This tour meets at the Washington Lodge, just to the East of the Washington Monument.

The tour takes about 2 hours and covers approximately 1 mile. Visit to learn more and sign up.


Washington Monument Lodge 2 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20024
United States

(240) 229-6795

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