War Memorials Walking Tour

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  • 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Tour
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Washington War Memorials Tour Details

Some of the most iconic monuments erected in the U.S. capital are not just visibly striking but serve as a reminder of those who sacrificed their lives for the country and, subsequently, contain the history of the nation and a valuable education for all who visit.

 

Our walking tour within the National Mall will include a stop at the Greek-temple inspired Lincoln Memorial, where we’ll hear about this structure’s fascinating history, the meaning behind its many inscriptions, and its cultural significance as a sacred space.

 

Other landmarks commemorating those who served include the Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, and World War II memorials. Your D.C. tour guide will introduce you to the surprising and touching stories behind not only the names and bas-relief sculptures, but also the aesthetic design choices of the memorials themselves.

 

You’ll end your guided tour in a natural setting within the Mall, a beautiful place to relax, reflect, and take in the beauty and significance that this space was meant to evoke

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink

Highlights

Lincoln Memorial

On your guided war memorials tour of D.C., you’ll pass by this iconic landmark dedicated to the 16th president of the United States and an impressive example of Greek Revival architecture on the National Mall.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

This memorial is a touching tribute to those who served in the Korean War and comprises a mural wall, statues representing a platoon on patrol, the Pool of Remembrance, and a memorial wall listing the names of the Americans and U.S. Army Korean augmentation forces who died in the conflict.

National World War II Memorial

This mostly stone structure consisting of 56 pillars was installed to honor the Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II and is a site of historical significance as well as controversy.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This two-acre site has two black walls engraved with the names of those in the U.S. armed forces who served in the Vietnam War. The site, located within the Constitution Gardens, also features bronze statues of soldiers as well as a memorial dedicated to the women who served in the war.

Constitution Gardens

Your guided tour will pass through this landscaped parkland of the National Mall and which includes both a memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Pick-up Information

  • Start times: 7am, 1:30pm, 7pm
  • Meeting Location: WWII Information Kiosk
    Address: 5 Homefront dr

Community Impact

This walking tour promotes sustainability by encouraging visitors to use public transportation or walk to the sites, reducing the carbon footprint of the tour. The memorials themselves also serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment.

The tour supports the local community by boosting the economy through increased tourism and generating employment opportunities for locals. Additionally, the memorials honor the contributions of local veterans, highlighting their importance to the community.

Your tour guide will share and celebrate American culture by commemorating the bravery, sacrifice, and patriotism of our veterans. They serve as a reminder of the values that make our country unique and inspire visitors to reflect on what it means to be an American.

The tour fosters diversity by welcoming visitors from all backgrounds and cultures to learn about the contributions of veterans from diverse communities. The memorials also serve as a reminder of the diverse groups of people who have fought for our country and the important role that they have played in shaping our history.

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