Secrets, Spies, and Symbols of DC: Mysteries of the Memorials UnlockedBook Now
Some Presidents Were Larger Than Life
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."
What Is DC Unlocked: Secrets, Spies, and Symbols Tour About?
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.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Our walking tour takes you to the most iconic Washington DC historic locations, where you will visit different sites linked to our hidden history:
- Uncover conspiracy theories at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Learn about the legacy and death of MLK Jr. at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
- Discover hidden history of WWII at The statue of Albert Einstein
- Reveal Free Mason secrets at The Washington Monument
- ...and much more
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 at 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near the Washington Monument. To see options, click below:
Use parkme.com for more parking locations.
February 4th 2024
"John was the best! Enjoyed his presentation!"
February 4th 2024
"Very interesting and entertaining!! Well done John!"
February 3rd 2024
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
Easy E-Check in
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.
Press “book now” to view current time and date availability.
Looking for a private or large group tour? Contact us for details
This tour is a walking tour.