If you believe that everything is prettier at night, opt for the Washington dc private tour without second thoughts. Explore the city at its best with alluring lights that will be photographed in your memory forever.
When you book a tour with SEE DC Today, you book yourself a stress-free experience as we are here to handle everything for you. All you need to do is wear your comfortable shoes, grab your camera and hop on the Washington DC Private Tour.
Introduction to the Night Washington DC Private Tours
The Washington DC Night Tour is a three-hour small group tour. It starts at 1900 hours. Our coach will be there at the corner of 11th and H Street NW at 1850 hours, and we’ll be covering many places like:
The White House
Unless you’re living under a rock, you must have heard about The White House. Pierre L’Enfant was the first architect, but he was fired for insubordination. Washington held a national competition to find a new designer, in which James Hoban won. And he created a piece of art unlike anything else in the world.
The tour of the White House includes the public rooms in the East Wing, which comprises of:
- Blue Room
- Red Room
- Green Room
- The State Dining Room
- The China Room
- White House Rose Garden
The U.S. Capitol Building is one of the most recognized buildings globally and the center of American democracy. This building is home to the United States House of Representatives and Senate.
It is where America’s congressmen and congresswomen discuss business, debate laws, and pass bills on behalf of the American citizens. The U.S. Capitol is also one of DC’s most famous monuments and attracts millions of visitors around the year.
WW II Memorial
The WWII Memorial was merged into the memorial design as the fountain placed in the center. The memorial is divided into north and south that represent the Atlantic and Pacific fronts.
You can witness the names of battles, quotes from presidents and generals, and scenes from each front throughout the memorial. The Atlantic and Pacific arches also work like the entrances to walk into the memorial.
This is one of the most exclusive attractions of the Washington DC Private Tours because of its location and architecture. John Russell Pope designed it in 1925, and the memorial resembles the Pantheon in Rome.
It is an adaptation of neoclassical architecture favored by Thomas Jefferson himself. The structure is on the National Mall’s Tidal Basin, a large body of water bordered by DC’s famous cherry blossom trees.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park at 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W. It is a reference to the year when the Civil Rights Act Of 1964 became law.
The memorial’s dedication date is August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. However, the ceremony was postponed until October 16 because of Hurricane Irene.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who became a notable figure during the U.S. civil rights movement. He played a major role in ending the legal segregation of African American citizens in the U.S.
It influenced the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King’s memorial is the first to see an African American individual on the National Mall.
Korean War Memorial
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is on the National Mall, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool. The components like the walls, stainless steel statues, and Pool of Remembrance are dedicated to members of the U.S. Armed Forces that served during the Korean War.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of several structures that honor those who sacrificed during the three-year conflict. The memorial’s mural wall measures 164 feet long and eight inches thick, and from a bird’s eye view, the wall seems like an isosceles triangle, with the tip intersecting a circle over the Pool of Remembrance.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall pays tribute to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were a part of the Vietnam War and were killed or went missing in action.
The memorial consists of three different parts: The Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the most prominent feature.
The best way to enter the Lincoln memorial is from the east, by the Washington Monument and the National World War II Memorial.
This will get you at the corner of the Reflecting Pool, a shimmering expanse that best illuminates the grand structures. You can take a stroll toward the memorial and watch as it eventually gets larger. It’s one of the best Night Washington DC Private Tours that you can opt for.
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