Washington DC National Mall Walking Tours

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DC by Foot is pleased to present the only free, tip-based walking tours of Washington, DC.  These interesting and informative tours will take you from the National Mall to Arlington Cemetery to the Pentagon and beyond. 

It's the capital of the United States of America and a testament to the history and politics of a nation.  Washington, DC will be sure to surprise and inspire you, and on every step of the way, our expert guides - part professors, part performers - will show you why.  Always interesting, always intimate, we make history fun for everyone!

DC By Foot is pleased to present the original free, tip-based walking tour of the monuments and memorials of the National Mall in Washington DC!  This highly engaging tour will take you through the heart of the National Mall entertaining you and your family with stories, hidden secrets and historical information.

Washington D.C. has played a pivotal role on every step of America's journey. And on every step of the tour, our expert guides, part professors, part performers, will explain how.   

Sights we cover on the tour:

  • Washington Monument
  • US Capitol Building*
  • White House*
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial*
  • National WW2 Memorial
  • Reflecting Pool
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • and much more

*Sights we cover from a distance 

RESERVATIONS:  Reservations are required.  Please click The National Mall Tour for reservation instructions. Groups of 7 or more must email us before booking.

WHERE: We meet at the SW corner of 15th and Constitution Ave. NW. Closest to the Washington Monument (map).  Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo! Tour ends at the Lincoln Memorial (map).

DURATION: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).  

COST: Guides work exclusively for tips.  More information on tipping and suggested amounts is here.

CLOSEST METRO: Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange lines)