Washington D.C: Full-Day Sightseeing incl. Mount Vernon

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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If you have limited time in Washington, D.C., this full-day guided tour makes sure that you see it all. Starting at Mount Vernon, you'll visit multiple historic sites just outside the city then return to D.C. in time to see such landmarks as the Supreme Court, Washington Monument and National Archives lit up at night.

Highlights

Full-day sightseeing tour of Washington, D.C. and surroundings
Save time: Explore multiple historic sites in just one day
Includes a self-guided audio tour of Mount Vernon Estate and Museum
See Washington's landmarks and monuments lit up after dark

Itinerary

The Washington Monument is an obelisk within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built in 1848–1854, 1879–1884 to commemorate George Washington.
Height: 555 ft (169 m).
Drive through to old Alexandria and Mount Vernon. The George Washington Memorial Parkway, colloquially the G.W. Parkway, is a 25-mile-long parkway that runs along the south bank of the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, Virginia, northwest to McLean, Virginia, and is maintained by the National Park Service.
Drive by and talk about the Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home. It is a historic house at 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Virginia. It served in the early 1800s as the home of Anne Hill.
Built: 1795.
Drive by it and talk about the Christ Church. It is an Episcopal church located at 118 North Washington Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Constructed as the main church in the Church of England's Fairfax Parish, the building was designed by Col. James Wren, a descendant of Sir Christopher Wren. To finance construction of the church, the Fairfax Vestry raised 31,186 pounds of Oronoco tobacco from parishioners. Construction began in 1765, under the direction of James Parsons. After four years, the church was still unfinished. The vestry relieved Mr. Parsons of his duties as overseer of the construction. John Carlyle accepted the position and handed the keys of the completed building over to the vestry in February 1773.
Stop outside the west front for up to 15 minutes. The United States Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., at the eastern end of the National Mall on a plateau 88 feet above the level of the Potomac River, commanding a westward view across the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument 1.4 miles away and the Lincoln Memorial 2.2 miles away.
At the U.S. Capitol the Senate and the House of Representatives come together to discuss, debate and deliberate national policy; develop consensus; and craft the country's laws. As the nation has grown so has the U.S. Capitol: today it covers well over 1.5 million square feet, has over 600 rooms, and miles of corridors. It is crowned by a magnificent white dome that overlooks the city of Washington and has become a widely recognized icon of the American people and government. The U.S. Capitol's design was selected by President George Washington in 1793 and construction began shortly thereafter.
Stop at the north front for 20 minutes and drive by the south front of the White House, the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., and has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. The term "White House" is often used as a metonym for the president and their advisers.
Spend more than two hours visiting George Washington's home and Estate. Mount Vernon is an American landmark and former plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and his wife, Martha. The estate is on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is located south of Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia and is across the river from Prince George's County, Maryland.
Stop and walk through the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, a presidential memorial in Washington D.C., dedicated to the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, and to the era he represents. The memorial is the second of two that have been constructed in Washington to commemorate that president.
Stop an walk through the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
Stop and walk through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, a national memorial located in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall. It covers four acres and includes the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr. carved by sculptor Lei Yixin.
Stop and walk around Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located north of the Lincoln Memorial near the intersection of 22nd St. and Constitution Ave. NW.
The Memorial is free and open 24 hours a day.
The memorial includes the names of over 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in service in the Vietnam Conflict. The memorial includes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial "Wall," the "Three Servicemen Statue" and the "Vietnam Women's Memorial."
Stop and go inside the Lincoln Memorial, a US national memorial built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument, and is in the form of a neoclassical temple. The memorial's architect was Henry Bacon. The designer of the memorial interior's large central statue, Abraham Lincoln (1920), was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers.[3] The painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin, and the epithet above the statue was written by Royal Cortissoz. Dedicated in May 1922, it is one of several memorials built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has sometimes been a symbolic center focused on race relations.
View it as we cross King Street in Old Alexandria. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, Va.), is a museum designed to educate the world about George Washington: the man and the Mason.

Inclusions

Pass by home of Robert E Lee, Christ Church, George Washington Masonic Temple, Lyceum Museum & more
Drive through George Washington Memorial Parkway in Old Alexandria
Stop at 8 top attractions including White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial & more
See top Monuments, Museums and Memorials in the Capital area
Access to George and Martha Washington's Tomb
All fees and/or taxes
Admission into Mount Vernon, the famous historical estate of George Washington
Self-Guided Audio Tour of Mount Vernon Estate and Museum
Full-Day Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria with Night-Time Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC

Exclusions

Lunch

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.