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    National Mall and Tidal Basin Tour

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    Experience the full scope of what the National Mall and Tidal Basin have to offer in this in-depth walking tour. Starting with the National Mall, you'll see iconic buildings and monuments, like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Reflecting Pool. Among many other fascinating landmarks, you will even see the White House! From there, it's off to the Tidal Basin, where you'll visit the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the MLK Memorial, walk along DC's famous cherry trees, and even see the Pentagon from across the river. As you go, you will be regaled with fascinating stories and anecdotes, and let in on little known secrets about the history of DC and America.
    National Mall and Tidal Basin Tour

    1598 Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • 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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    Lincoln Assassination Tour

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    Journey back in time with your expert local guide to learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of the 16th U.S. president has fascinated Americans and foreigners for nearly 150 years. Come along on this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets, and see the buildings where this great drama played out. Pass by the White House, U.S. Treasury, the site of Vice President Johnson's Hotel, the Star Saloon, and the Ford Theater to relive the tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever.
    Lincoln Assassination Tour

    Lafayette Square, Washington

    • Take a tour that will let you relive a tragic night that changed the course of our nation's history forever
    • Experience the mystery, intrigue and conspiracy surrounding the assassination of the 16th U.S. president
    • Follow your expert local guide to the White House, Ford Theater, and other locations where the events played out
    • Learn about the three'pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government
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    Capital Sites Bike Tour

    The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour is a safe and enjoyable cycling trip of the most popular sights of Washington. Sites you will see include the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol. This three-hour Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour combines history, interesting facts, and a love for the city with an easy bike ride.

    Make the most of your visit to Washington with this comprehensive Capital Sites guided bike tour. Bikes come in all sizes so that you may find a great fit for your ride. Learn the fascinating history behind the city's monuments, museums, and other sites from the seat of a comfortable bike. The Capital Sites Bike Tour visits the most popular sites of the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Washington Monument, Supreme Court, Union Station, the Capitol, and more. Plus, get the latest information on Smithsonian exhibits, special events, and other local insider tips from your safety-conscious and entertaining guide.

    Capital Sites Bike Tour

    National Mall, Washington DC

    • See some of the most important sights in Washington, D.C. on a guided bike tour
    • Ride passed the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court, and the Capitol
    • Learn the history around the area's iconic landmarks from your knowledgeable guide
    • Take plenty of pictures and enjoy seeing the nation's most significant monuments and memorials
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    Night Tour of DC

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    Washington D.C. is a showcase of some of the most majestic monuments and memorials in the country. With so much to see and so little time to waste, this is the perfect tour for you! Tailored to offer a historic journey through DC's rich heritage in a quick and efficient way, this tour's compact formula shows you the essential monuments, museums, memorials and the attractions that you cannot afford to miss, lit up in all their twilight glory! At each stop, your expert local guide will hop off your climate controlled bus with you to provide fascinating and relevant information about each moonlit memorial that you may have otherwise missed. Get the rare chance to watch history come alive in the night time on your trip to the Nation's Capital!
    Night Tour of DC

    Archives Metro Station, Washington

    • Spend your time in DC effectively with this fully immersive yet time-saving moonlit tour
    • Enjoy an exciting narrated tour of Washington DC's illuminated monuments aboard a climate controlled bus
    • Follow your guide through various monuments to hear fascinating and relevant commentary
    • Visit the Capitol Building, Martin Luther King Memorial, WWII Memorial, and the White House
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    Evening Historic Tour

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    There's something magical about D.C. at night. From stunning reflections on the water to the way the monuments transform with light, this tour will have you looking at the city from a whole new perspective. As your tour guide narrates your nighttime journey through history, you'll stop at such famous locations as the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Capitol Building, and more. You'll also cruise by additional historical sites like the Jefferson Memorial, the Peace Monument, Freedom Plaza, and the National Mall. With over 25 monuments and memorials to visit in their moonlit splendor, you'll be amazed at how much magic can fit into a 3 hour tour.
    Evening Historic Tour

    Archives Metro Station, Washington

    • Explore the magic of D.C at night
    • Stop at stunning attractions like the Capitol Building and the MLK Memorial
    • Cruise by historical sites like the Arlington National Cemetery and the Peace Monument
    • See the nation's capital from a new perspective
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    Monuments Pedicab Tour

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    Is Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" the soundtrack to your life? If so, this is the right tour for you! Your chest will swell with patriotic pride as you visit DC's tributes to this country's great icons. You will start off at Old Post Office, then swing right on by 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. That's right, THE White House. After that, you'll cruise on by the Washington Monument, Vietnam War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. With Honest Abe in sight, trek down the steps to the reflecting pool where Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech. Last but not least, you'll enjoy the beautiful lighted fountains of the World War II Memorial. If this tour doesn't get your red, white, and blue blood pumping, nothing will!
    Monuments Pedicab Tour

    1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington

    • Enjoy a pedicab tour of Washington, DC's historical hotspots
    • See the White House, Washington Monument, Vietnam War Memorial, and more
    • Stroll through the living history of America as your guide regales you with fascinating stories
    • Bask in the glory of being in the beating heart of the nation's capitol
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    Capitol Hill and Monuments Electric Cart Tour

    See Washington DC's major sites in a fun, unique way -- aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the White House, US Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Smithsonian and more. These eco-friendly, all-electric vehicles let you enjoy the fresh air while admiring great up-close views of DC's major locations and off-the-beaten-path areas. You'll also hop off your cart to explore some areas by foot. Meet at the Smithsonian Metro Stop in the morning to hop aboard your all-electric cart - a unique, fun, relaxing, and eco-friendly way to experience Washington DC. Each electric cart seats four people plus your local guide, and you'll drive in a group of three carts. Your tour starts at the Smithsonian complex and proceeds through the major monument areas. Marvel at the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, and visit the World War I Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Continue past DC's most famous icon: the White House. Be sure to have your camera ready for this portion of the ride! In Capitol Hill, DC's largest historic residential neighborhood, visit the Visitor's Center inside the US Capitol Building. You'll also stop by the Supreme Court and Library of Congress buildings. As your meander through the city, enjoy the fresh air and great up-close views aboard your open-air, eco-friendly cart. Your guide will entertain you with stories and facts about DC's history, as well as point out any festivals, exhibits, demonstrations or special events occurring along the way. Your tour ends back at the Smithsonian complex.
    Capitol Hill and Monuments Electric Cart Tour

    Smithsonian Metro Stop, Washington DC

    • Explore Capitol Hill and other important D.C. landmarks from the vantage point of an electric car
    • Have an eco-friendly experience as your guide gives you insight to these fascinating places
    • Marvel at places like the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
    • Enjoy the fresh air and great up-close views of the stunning amount of D.C. history
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    Intro to Improv Workshop

    If you've ever watched an episode of Saturday Night Live and thought "Oh yeah, I could definitely do that," then this class is for you. Improv has served as the foundation for some of the best comedic actors and writers in history, but it's also enjoyed by those just looking to open up and explore a new level of creativity. In this class, you'll work with people from all walks of life to develop the foundational skills of improv through hands-on methods. You'll incorporate both your mind and body as you practice techniques led by professional instructors. Just imagine a lawyer and actress sharing a scene together. Pretty great, right? Now imagine yourself in the mix, pushing your courage to a new level and channeling your creativity. Go on, let your inner drama king/queen out. Who knows where it will lead you.
    Intro to Improv Workshop

    1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington

    • Experience the excitement of improv by hitting the stage
    • Learn new skills and improve self-confidence with help from theater professionals
    • Join fellow improv lovers from all walks of life
    • Explore a new level of courage as you let your creativity shine
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    City Scavenger Hunt

    Searching high and low for something fun to do in Washington D.C.? Scavenge no more -- and then, scavenge a whole lot more, during this immersive city hunt! Assemble your team of sleuths, and kick things off at the Smithsonian Castle deep within the National Mall. For the next three-plus hours, you'll use abstract clues to arrive at various points of interest. Highlights include monuments, museums, and architecture. In the process, you'll get a dose of local history and culture. You'll also receive points for each correct answer, which will be tallied up at the events end to determine the winner! They might as well just crown you now, right?
    City Scavenger Hunt

    1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington

    • Get to know Washington D.C. during a thrilling scavenger hunt
    • Form teams and answer questions correctly to score points
    • Visit iconic monuments, museums, and other sites
    • Learn a bit of history and enjoy some friendly competition
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    Mt Vernon Tour

    Travel approximately 30 minutes to Mount Vernon, the home and estate of George Washington, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the nation's first president.

    On the 500-plus acres of the estate, explore the three-story mansion, extensive gardens and many original sites including a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a demonstration farm with an innovative 16-sided treading barn designed by Washington for threshing grain.

    The mansion has been restored to how it would have looked when Washington died in 1799. Some of the most notable items in the mansion include the key to the Bastille, presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette, and a swivel chair Washington used during his presidency.

    Also on the grounds are Washington's tomb, where George Washington and his family members are buried, a reconstructed slave cabin and a memorial to the slaves who worked at Mount Vernon. Your knowledgeable guide takes you through these sites while sharing the history of George Washington's home on the Potomac River.

    After seeing the highlights of Mount Vernon and having lunch (own expense) at the historical Inn Restaurant or the food court, your tour continues to Old Town Alexandria. While riding a comfortable bus, see George Washington's old haunts including Gadsby's Tavern, Ramsay House and Lee-Fendall House. You also will see the town's major attractions including Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, Spite House, Robert E Lee's House and the Torpedo Factory.

    When your fascinating day exploring Mount Vernon and seeing Old Town Alexandria ends, your guide returns you to your hotel.
    Mt Vernon Tour

    Washington DC, Washington DC

    • See George Washington's Mount Vernon estate for a fascinating day on this guided tour
    • Take in the gardens and buildings and see what life was like during this historic time period
    • Learn about the notable items that are in the estate as well their importance
    • Have a day feeling like you've traveled back in time
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