Why Take Your Students on a Monuments and Memorials Tour of DC

Our favorite thing to suggest to student groups of any age visiting our nation's capital, Washington D.C., is a Monuments and Memorials Tour.

The iconic landmarks that you will find on this tour are world-famous and likely already at the top of your to-see list, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

Most of these attractions are located on or near the National Mall, which sits between the U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial along Constitution Avenue. Several of them are open 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing complete flexibility with visiting times.


The monumental tour we suggest includes the following major attractions throughout DC:

Your group can choose to visit any number of these attractions, and in any order or time frame.

There are several choices for onsite guided tours of these attractions, though you could always self-tour each site as well:

  • Bike and Roll
  • Big Bus Tours
  • Adventure DC Tricycle Tours
  • DC Urban Adventures
  • City Segway Tours
  • DC by Foot
  • Fiat Luxe Tours

Attractions that need Tickets or Advanced Reservations: 

  • Washington Monument. Tickets may be ordered online for tour dates up to 90 days in advance.
  • Tours of the U.S. Capitol also need to be arranged in advance. Free reservations can be made via the visitthecapitol.gov website.