Did you know that, on the day of his inauguration, Abraham Lincoln had to be sneaked into the Capitol? There was a bounty on his head and Southern spies were gunning for him.
Washington Dc is full of little Easter eggs. Wherever you look, there's something to marvel at. Don't believe us? in 1980, the National Cathedral held a competition- they wanted a new gargoyle. Hundreds of kids cast their votes. Today, thanks to that competition, one of the most prestigious religious buildings on the Hill has a massive stone Darth Vader. That's the sort of oftentimes bizarre things you'll come upon in Washington DC.
"I've been a resident of Washington for over 30 years. Friend of mine wanted me to go on the tour with him. Blew my mind. Full of interesting nuggets that really make you appreciate your town in a whole new light."
Here in Washington D.C., as you journey along one of the most beautiful pedestrian-friendly boulevards in the world, Junket expert guides will bring you on the unique and interactive Memorials and Monuments tour and lead you on an unforgettable trip through time. The Memorials and Monuments tour takes you on a backward trip through history, slinging you from the Korean War to the Great War to our nation's fight for independence. On this tour, you will come face to face--through memorials and monuments--with some of our biggest struggles, hardships, and tragedies. At the same time, you will be able to witness in vivid detail artwork that pays tribute to the American spirit and its will to persevere.
Our walking tour takes you through just over 1.5 miles of Washington DC real estate, where you will visit different sites linked to our history, amongst them:
We will stop at each iconic memorial and give voices to the stories embedded in each stone and pool. As participants, you will help us paint a picture of what they represent and discuss some of the most important details about the people and events that inspired them.
Join us on this solemn yet fun and interactive tour, and experience the might, the power, and the passion of the American Spirit. Explore Washington DC like never before.
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
- President Harry S. Truman
Meeting point address: Washington Monument
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near the Washington Monument. To see options, click below:
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January 11th 2023
"I loved this tour! Our guide, John, was fantastic. He was energetic, fun, friendly and especially kn ... "
January 7th 2023
"Great tour! Very energetic"
January 3rd 2023
"Our guide, Doug, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made the tour great!"
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
This tour is a walking tour.
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