Washington DC

Small Group National Mall Night Tour with 10 Top Attractions

Washington, United States
Moonlight Tour of DC

From US$99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
  • Visit the White House and National Mall
  • See landmarks illuminated at night
  • Includes transport between sites
  • Small group for a personal experience

What's Included

  • Professionally Guided 3-Hour Night Tour of Washington D.C.
  • Transportation from site to site
  • Stop at 10 DC attractions White House, US Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial & Jefferson Memorial
  • Pass by top DC attractions such as FBI Headquarters, National Archives, Smithsonian Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Storage Space for Wheel Chairs - Scooters

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Grand Hyatt Washington
    1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    We meet in front of the Starbucks - 11th & H Street NW in front of the Grand Hyatt - 1000 H Street NW.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group at the designated meeting point for your early evening departure, then make your way to the grounds of the United States Capitol. Follow the Presidential Inauguration route down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, where you can take in the north side of the building and Lafayette Park, and continue to the Treasury Building, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and the Blair House.

Visit the World War II Memorial, then travel on foot to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, set at the edge of the Tidal Basin. This is the perfect spot to snap a photo of the Jefferson Memorial across the water. Tour the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for views back towards the US Capitol.

Make the final stop of the night at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial—your guide can assist in finding a name on the wall, as you hear the individual stories behind the war. This tour concludes at the Vietnam Memorial, close to public transport and National Mall sites.

St Patrick's Catholic Church (Pass By)

Ford's Theatre (Pass By)

FBI Headquarters (Pass By)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Pass By)

Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building (Pass By)

The National Archives Museum (Pass By)

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center (Pass By)

National Mall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Gallery of Art (Pass By)

Peace Monument

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Capitol Reflecting Pool

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

James A. Garfield Monument

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

United States Botanic Garden (Pass By)

National Museum of the American Indian (Pass By)

National Air and Space Museum (Pass By)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Pass By)

Smithsonian Institution Building (Pass By)

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art (Pass By)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Pass By)

National Museum of American History (Pass By)

United States Department of Agriculture (Pass By)

Bureau Of Engraving And Printing (Pass By)

Washington Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Pass By)

Tidal Basin

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

District of Columbia War Memorial (Pass By)

National World War II Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Korean War Veterans Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Three Soldiers

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Women's Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

White House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Our small group night tours start in front of the Starbucks, at the Washington Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please make sure that we have your cell phone number. We will text you the day of your tour with your guides name, number and more detailed pick up instructions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We tour rain or shine.
  • Tour route may change due to construction or road closings.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a truly DC experience, it is WELL WORTH the money!!!
Anne Marie and Steve provides a great tour with lots of information and great dropoff/pickups for great pictures and quick pickups.
Well worth the money, and 3 plus hours of your time!


1,051 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Excellent tour
dpoole, Sept 2023
A great way to see the major monuments and attractions without the crowds, and lit up beautifully at night. Our tour guide Dustin was fantastic, giving us a virtual history lesson as we went along. Highly recommended.
Washington DC night tour
Leigh_T, Sept 2023
This was an excellent experience. Dustin was very knowledgeable and shared many facts about the history of places as we passed, by as well as places we stopped and visited. I liked the smaller group experience, because even the passengers got to know each other. I highly recommend it!
By moonlight
Thomas_A, Sept 2023
Seeing the capital on a full moon and the flag indicating congress was at work. Our tour guide didn’t get out to offer an i person guide like was advertised one of the reasons I choose This company . Want be recommending it for that reason. He did a great job buy fell short of expectations on that front
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Thomas- You were on a Night Tour and saw the flags at the Capitol? Wow- Congress is working late sorting out the looming shut down! We're sorry to hear we did not measure up in that one department. But we thank you for letting us know your guide did a great job. We appreciate your review and those many Stars, too.
Best tour I’ve taken!
Marguerite_W, Sept 2023
A fantastic tour! Special to get Up close in front of the White House; site of Abraham Lincoln’s assignation and death. All the memorials and sites lit up at night were magical and a full moon over all! Our guide Daniel was excellent- so well informed on history and pointed out many sites and stories not on other tours. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Marguerite- The BEST! Wow... thats a high compliment! The National Mall is just spectacular at night - especially when there's moonlight. Daniel will be so happy to hear your high recommendation. We thank you for this wonderful review and for selecting us as your tour company.
Great time in DC
Debralyn_B, Sept 2023
Even though it was windy and rainy we had the best time. The tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable. Made us so comfortable. This is a quick moving tour so you get the opportunity to visit all the monuments and stop at some other sites. I have been on many Night Tours in DC and this was my favorite by far!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Debra- We can't guarantee the weather - especially not in Fall but we do have a big supply of umbrellas! We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time. We do move fast to cover 10 monuments in 3 hours but we pause at each site for questions from our guests inspired by the presentation of the guide. Thanks so much for those 5 stars and for choosing us!
DC Tour
Patricia_W, Sept 2023
There was confusion at the beginning as we received two separate texts indicating pickup location. We were at the second location when we should have been at the first location. Very confusing and caused us to get off to a negative start. The guide was very informative. A plus!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Patricia- So happy to hear we got an A plus on this tour. We apologize for the snafu on the texts. We are not sure what happened but we hate to hear you got off on a negative note. The Night Tour of the National Mall with all the monuments illuminated is a true modern spectacle - good to know you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for those stars and for taking the time while on travel to leave us this encouraging review.
Would have preferred to view the monuments during the day
John_G, Sept 2023
This is not the fault of the tour guide or the tour company, but many of the monuments were undergoing construction projects and after viewing them at night, I wish I had seen them during the day. It's probably just me, but the Viet Nam wall is a great example of a monument that I wish I had seen during the day. This is just my opinion. Also, the bus was overcrowded and the seats were too close together.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi John- You are absolutely right- The Park Service is preparing all our monuments for the 250th birthday of the United States in 2026. We are definitely NOT warned when and if they are adjusting lighting or walk-paths. We are so sorry you were not on the Day Tour. We apologize!
Excellent tour
Judy_U, Sept 2023
The Capitol building at dusk and the Korean War Memorial at night. And our tour guide Dustin was very informative in an entertaining way.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Judy- Though most of us can't control exactly when our trips to Washington will happen, you hit it just right- early Fall is perfect weather and there's still just enough daylight at the beginning of the tour to see the Capitol at dusk. Thanks to you for this 5 Star review and for choosing us.
Dustin was an excellent...
Rob_C, Sept 2023
Dustin was an excellent Tour Guide! Would definitely recommend this “Small Group” tour. It is well worth the little bit extra for tickets!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
HI Rob- Nights on the National Mall are spectacular and with our small group tours you get to zip in and out of each memorial and see these wonders with the explanations from Dustin to go along with the views. Many thanks for this excellent review and for choosing us!
The guide stayed with the...
Fred_P, Sept 2023
The guide stayed with the van almost the whole time. We are from out of state so not familiar with the area. Had to stop and ask where Korea memorial was and had from there had to ask where Vietnam mem was! Finally had to use Google maps, it was really dark! Took 2 tries to find the driver after! The guide should have been with the group as with other groups we saw! $198 for 2 people and this level of service is outrageous! I'll find another tour group next time!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
As days grow shorter our guides are often caught by surprise. The US Park Service is preparing for the 250th Birthday of the United States in 2026 and often the trails and monuments themselves are in the process of being renovated with new lighting. We are so sorry to disappoint you. Please email us at sales@seedctoday.com so we can reach out to you. We apologize!
Recommend everyone start here!
David_P, Sept 2023
Ramon was excellent!! So much knowledge about the area and the history, included pointers for other things to do, and a lot of insider info about things to see. We wish we’d done this tour earlier in our trip!!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi David- Ramon definitely loves DC and rest assured his pointers are personal favorites of his. Come back for our Day Tour next time and you'll see a whole different take on DC. And then you can go back to focus on what you'd like to see again. Thanks for your strong recommendation to START HERE! We love that idea! Thanks for joining us!
Great experience!!!
Barbara_S, Sept 2023
We have all been to D.C. before but every one if ys learned something new or saw an attraction we have not seen before.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Barbara- We do like to make sure our guests get very, very close to all the monuments and famous buildings. So even if, for instance, you've seen the Capitol from afar, the close-up view will always reveal something new. With 10 sites on our 4 hour morning tour, you definitely would have seen something new. Actually the Park Service and Architect of the Capitol often make changes to the sites. What a great review! Many thanks for choosing us.
Highlight of my holiday...
Ian_M, Sept 2023
Dustin the guide not only really knows his facts, but also the facts behind the facts. By far the most interesting (and best) tour i have been on in many years. I highly recommend this tour..
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Ian- Moonlight tours of the National Mall are a spectacular way to get up close to all the Memorials. You witness the Mall tranforming from day to evening with monuments aglow agains the night sky. Thanks so much for joining us for Dustin's tour.
Karen_Z, Sept 2023
Dustin was friendly, helpful and informative. It was a great experience and would recommend to anyone
Response from Host, Sept 2023
HI Karen- The National Mall by moonlight is a wonderful DC secret. Watching the monuments light up agains the night sky is hard to beat. We're happy to hear it was a great experience with Dustin! we Thank you for your recommendation, this lovely 5 Star review, and for choosing us/.
Great tour!
Kim_B, Sept 2023
Guide Corey was awesome. Great seeing the sites at night!! This is a tour I would highly recommend. The rich history of DC was exquisitely articulated with so much depth and knowledge. Kudos to Corey! Ask for him. You will be so glad you did.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Kim- this review will make Corey so proud! Your high recommendations are the feedback we are wanting to hear. Many thanks for joining us on our Night Tour and for those 5 Stars.
Dustin was an excellent...
Kathleen_C, Sept 2023
Dustin was an excellent tour guide. We had a great time! This is a great way to see the city at night.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Kathleen- Our night tour of DC in September is definitely a showstopper. All the monuments and memorials are lit up against the twilight-to-evening darkness and the whole thing is unforgettable visual poetry! Thanks for choosing us- We'll make sure Dustin knows how much you enjoyed his tour.
Jessica_G, Sept 2023
We had Kyven as our guide and had such a great experience. It was an amazing way to see the memorials/ monuments. We got to avoid the blazing sun and learn so much about our designated spots AND the community. They supplied waters and Kyven was very interesting to listen to and had the patience to answer all my friends’ questions, lol. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Jessica- We LOVE questions - when everyone has a chance to ask a question the tour becomes yours - you create your own best experience. Wow a 10/10! We really appreciate that you chose us for your tour and we thank you for this terrific review!
Great for tourists old and young
Ivy_T, Sept 2023
We had a wonderful trip with Kyven. He was welcoming, knowledgeable, and made it all super easy. I’ve lived in DC for 20 years but learned so many new things on this tour. Everyone loved it.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Ivy- What a wonderful review! And you're right- we love questions from all our guests from 3 to 93. Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed Kyven- we'll make sure to tell him! We truly appreciate your choosing us for your tour!
Knowledgeable with lots of fun
Tenzin_N, Sept 2023
We took the 7pm tour and our guide was Kyven. He was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Overall tour was great with lots of laughter. Thank you Kyven.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
HI Tenzin- Kyven will be proud that you enjoyed both his knowledge and his sense of humor. We believe in telling all the backstories but keeping it light. We really appreciate your review and we'll let Kyven know you sent your thanks. And thank YOU for choosing us.
Beyond my expectations!
Jamie_B, Sept 2023
Our tour guide, Dustin, was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. He pointed out everything listed and more. We had plenty of time at each stop. I learned so much about DC on this tour. The van was very spacious, clean well appointed. He had water on hand if you were thirsty. I would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Jamie- Expectations can be so tricky- happy to hear we landed beyond them! Dustin is very up to date on all things Washington and loves to welcome visitors to his hometown. Thanks so much for this wonderful review and for your high recommendation!

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