What to expect
- Explore the buildings and monuments of the National Mall and the Tidal Basin
- Visit the Washington Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the FDR Memorial
- Discover the secrets and stories hidden in the nation’s most iconic sites
- Get an inside look at the history of Washington, D.C.
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About this Activity
Note: A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. If you are group of 6 or more and place multiple bookings to go around our partner's restriction, our partner will immediately cancel your bookings. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, pay-what-you-wish is for every budget! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
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|Rating||10 positive reviews|
Theresa C.October 10, 2014
Tried this out for National Mall based on other reviews and it was perfect. Becca was great. Really knowledgable, low-key yet enthusiastic. Perfect for us. Will use again.
Rafael D.September 30, 2014
Great tour, very informative. We took the 2 PM National Mall tour w/Dan King, who was awesome, charismatic and informative. If you can get on any tour with him, please do so.
Laura B.September 29, 2014
Excellent tour. It is worth every minute of your time. My friends and I took the National Mall tour with Dan King and the Lincoln assassination tour with Matilda Hankinson . Both were very informative and interesting. I will definitely take more tours with them next time I am in DC!
C T.August 31, 2014
You can't go wrong with a tour by Canden. She was funny, engaging, and loud enough for everyone to hear. She knew her historical fact and fiction. What a great guide and a great tour. We did the national mall tour, but now I want go back and do all the tours they offer.
In addition to the great tour, they offer helpful answers before during and after the tour. We were likely going to arrive late, so she gave us her contact number and told us that we could text to ask where they were at the time. Lucky for us we didn't need to do that. She also gave great lunch and local transit advice when the tour was done.
Thank you Canden, and DC by Foot for an excellent tour.
Amy S.July 20, 2014
Our tour guide was Dan King and his passionate, inviting tour made our day! Even though I had been to many of the Monuments on the National Mall I learned so much more today that it felt like I was seeing them in a whole new light! We'll look forward to doing more tours with this group for sure.
Dawn K.July 6, 2014
Dave led us through the National Mall tour. He was very informative, but made the information sound very interesting. He told great stories, gave us enough time to look at monuments, and ask question if we had any. I would highly recommend this tour!
Rosemarie D.June 6, 2014
Loved this tour and would definitely recommend it. Chris was very knowledgable (you can tell he loves his job) and made the tour fun and entertaining. We learned a lot more than we would have every learned by just stopping by the places and googling information.
We did the National Mall Tour. It lasted 2 hours starting from the Washington Monument and ending at the Lincoln Memorial.
It was a GORGEOUS day but I recommend to bring water regardless of the weather... Comfy shoes are also a must. Lastly, sunblock for those sunny days as there are spots where you can't help but be in the sun.
At the end of the tour, we took a 15-20 min walk to the nearest metro (Foggy Bottom) so be prepared for that if you're catching the metro after.
I was a little concerned about the group size (about 30), but Chris' voice was resonant enough that you could hear everything even if you were in the back of the group.
I wish we could do more tours on this vacation but we'll definitely be back.
P.s. tip well! C'mon folks, the tour was free! It definitely was well worth our time.
Jane H.April 23, 2014
My husband I enjoyed the Lincoln Assassination tour with Chris to much that we signed up for his National Mall tour for the very next day! :) He was a great story teller and knew his DC facts and history! Each tour was about ~2 hours and although that sounds like a lot of walking, it wasn't bad at all. We did small walks from point to point, so I really didn't notice the full length of the walk.
Being able to pay what we could definitely helped us out with our trip budget. Based on prior reviews and suggestions from others who took the tour, we paid $10/person for each 2 hour tour. If it wasn't for DC by Foot, we probably wouldn't have been able to afford an organized tour, let alone 2! :)
Sara O.September 20, 2013
I am not a fan of tours. I usually avoid but after a recommendation from a friend we decided to the National Mall Tour at Night. This is a MUST SEE in D.C. What was perfect is we were given a bit of knowledge about each site and then given 15 minutes to walk around on our own. It was just enough information without feeling like you were listening to a 2 hour history lecture.
The sites at night are just amazing. I have visited DC before but I am so happy I decided to take this tour. I highly recommend. We ended up giving a $20 as it was just fantastic. Tipping is optional but so appreciated!
Amanda G.August 4, 2013
CHRISTOPHER (what? he didn't tell us specifically to mention his name in our reviews.....) was a great tour guide for our National Mall tour.
He cracked some very dry jokes, which I appreciated, even if the foreigners didn't really "get" them. He also gave us lots of lesser known facts about the monuments. His spiel about the Lincoln Monument was especially enlightening. He gave everyone an appropriate amount of time to see the sights on their own, but he still kept the pace up for those who needed to abide by the designated start and end times. He also kept his voice at a good level so that everyone could hear.
I'd definitely take another tour with him. The Arlington Cemetery your and the nighttime National Mall tours sound especially enticing.
PS - Chris is better than Becca. :)
Disclaimer: I've never actually met Becca.