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Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)

history walk

Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)

722 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)

history walk

Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)

722 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 12 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This walk is designed for a small group of a maximum of 12 guests to be a fun-filled jaunt uncovering the intriguing history and controversies behind the famous landmarks along the National Mall and Tidal Basin. (The day tours and night tours cover the same ground). Highlights include visits to the Washington Monument (exterior), Lincoln, MLK, WWII, Korea, & Vietnam Memorials and views of the Jefferson Memorial, White House, Capitol Building, & Smithsonian: I'll reveal how DC's favorite pastime, politics and money, shaped our capital city as it made its dubious rise to prominence. Tour is 2-to-2.5 hours and about 2.5 miles of mostly flat terrain. Bad jokes inc. free of charge. YOU MAY REQUEST DATES/TIMES YEAR-ROUND. Tour-times are generally scheduled as follows: DAY: Generally 9:00am-11:30am or 10:00am-12:30am (year-round) NIGHT: 8:00pm-10:30pm (MAR 1-OCT 31) and 7:00pm-9:30pm (NOV 1-FEB 28) For *Private Tours* it is $360 flat-rate for up to 25 guests (contact for details)

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Learn more about Rob

Rob

As a licensed tour guide, airbnb superhost, historian, and amateur comedian living in DC for the past 15 years, I've gained some unique insights into the city. I've held a number of positions from my 1st job here as Presidential Management Fellow at the US State Department to being stablehand at Rock Creek Park Horse Center. Accordingly, I've researched & developed an exciting excursion to share some of the intriguing stories and hidden histories with you that not only reflect our local culture but that of our entire nation: I hope you'll find them as entertaining as they are educational.

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Where you'll be

Our adventure takes us on a circular loop starting at the Washington Monument exploring the landmarks along the National Mall & Tidal Basin inc. WWII, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, MLK memorials with views/commentary of Jefferson Memorial, White House, Capital, Smithsonian & other sites on the way! Closest metro: Smithsonian (orange, blue, silver lines).

This experience is available starting April 06, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through Friday, April 3rd due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 10 and up can attend. FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS): BOOKING ISSUES: Unless you have a question about "tour availability" (see below)*, you'll need to contact the AirBnB Help Center 855-424-7262 for ANY booking issues that…

More tips

Plan ahead to arrive on-time. Whether taking metro/uber/lyft, getting around DC can take longer than expected. I don't recommend driving: parking can be hard & garages tend to close by 11pm. However, you can reserve spaces thru "Spothero" or try street parking on Jefferson Dr, NW or Madison Dr, SW

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Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)
722 reviews
From $44/person
722 reviews
From $44/person