National Mall Memorials Backstory Walking Tour - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1:00 p.m.
  • Departure Details :
    Embarks from in front of the Organization of American States by the statue of Queen Isabella I. (Closest Metrorail station: Farragut West)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Take the two-hour National Mall Memorials Backstory with Washington Walks and explore the stories of the people, events, and architectural styles that shaped the National Mall's monuments and memorials.

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This is the classic Washington walk. Youll get up close to a selection of the citys famous memorials located on the National Mall. Theres something for everyoneneoclassical architecture, modern sculpture, haunting remembrances of war, historical insights, and even funny tales. Along the way, your guide sets the scene for the Federal Citys original plans to memorialize its national heroes and how theyve evolved with time. At one time the triumphant general on horseback was the preferred prototype. As the 20th century came to a close, however, new kinds of memorials had begun to appear that honored ordinary soldiers and depicted less glorious aspects of battle. As we approach each site, youll hear its particular story, revealing how fraught the memorial-making process can be.


National Mall Memorials visits the National World War II Memorial, District War Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Monument and Thomas Jefferson Memorial are seen and discussed from a distance.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately