AttucksAdams will guide your Washington experience as we walk its monuments, memorials, and neighborhoods.

 

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Capitol Hill

Witness government in action on this behind-the-scenes walking tour. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Capitol Hill, discuss how an idea can become law, visit your Representative's office, or drop in on a live Congressional hearing. This tour is by nature dynamic, and influenced by current events.

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Monuments & Memorials

Featuring memorials to Presidents, war veterans, defining world events, and important historical markers, Washington has layers and layers of history waiting to be interpreted. I'll walk you through each memorial using deep knowledge and contextualization while giving you time to look, observe, and reflect.

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Neighborhoods

If you've explored the National Mall and are ready for next level immersion into the District, consider touring our remarkable neighborhoods. We'll walk one of the District's distinctive neighborhoods, where a mix of American history, hidden memorials, and local landmarks will make for a new DC experience.


Discover DC Bus Tours

Capture a refreshing and compelling look at the nation’s capital on this extensive sightseeing tour for small groups. Discover DC is for inquisitive travelers eager to experience eclectic neighborhoods, hidden memorials, and appreciate the divergence between federal DC and the parts of the city where residents live, work, and play. We have partnered with KV Limo to provide efficient and nimble sprinter vans for our tours.

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See Our Government in Action

 

Before a bill reaches the floor of the House and Senate chambers in the Capitol Building for a vote, it must first be drafted, vetted, and scrutinized in the halls of the House of Representative and Senate Office Buildings. Witness government in action during this custom walking tour as we explore the labyrinth of tunnels beneath House Office Buildings, discuss how a single idea can become the law of the land, visit your Representative's office, and drop in on a live Congressional hearing. 

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House Office Buildings

Go behind the scenes and underground as we explore this side of the Hill. Thousands of legislative assistants, correspondents, pages, and support staff work alongside members of Congress to make this part of Capitol Hill an exciting, fast-paced part of DC not seen on standard tours. If time permits, we'll visit your Representative's office to say hello.

Hearings

You’ll get a written account of official Hill activity for the day of your visit. If there are committee hearings taking place during your visit, you will have the option of attending a session (5-10 minute visit, based on seating availability). The tour leader will also discuss the role of committees and Congressional hearings in the law making process.

The Supreme Court

We will discuss the role of the Supreme Court in the lawmaking process and note upcoming cases on the docket, if applicable. Time permitting, we'll stop for a photo op on the steps of the Supreme Court Building. 

United States Capitol Building

This tour does not include entering the Capitol Building. If you wish to tour the Capitol Building, please contact your House Representative’s or Senator’s office; or schedule directly with Capitol Visitors Center.

Dress

Access to Congressional office buildings requires passage through airport-style security, including metal detectors. Please travel as light as possible. Phones and cameras are permitted. Generally, common sense prevails, but if you have a question, just ask!

There are no other restrictions on dress, but consider that the tour takes place in a professional setting and may include attendance at Congressional hearings or a visit to your Representative's office.

Duration: 2 hours.

Cost: $79 per person. Group rate available. Book now!

 

Historical Context & Modern Interpretation

Tidal Basin Monument Tour The Tidal Basin is home to most of DC's most recognizable and in-demand memorials. On this sweeping, in-depth tour we will discern how the thoughtful design and placement of each memorial tell stories of American history, effectively establishing the Tidal Basin a living piece of civic artwork, ready for exploration and interpretation. This tour is an engaging mix of architecture, art, civics, American history, and fun facts. What you'll see: Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, and Abraham Lincoln memorials; Vietnam Veterans, the Korean War, World War II, and Word War I (DC) memorials, the origin grove of Japanese Cherry Blossom trees, and much, much more. Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours Cost: $80

Tidal Basin Monument Tour

The Tidal Basin is home to most of DC's most recognizable and in-demand memorials. On this sweeping, in-depth tour we will discern how the thoughtful design and placement of each memorial tell stories of American history, effectively establishing the Tidal Basin a living piece of civic artwork, ready for exploration and interpretation. This tour is an engaging mix of architecture, art, civics, American history, and fun facts.

What you'll see: Memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, and Abraham Lincoln memorials; Vietnam Veterans, the Korean War, World War II, and Word War I (DC) memorials, the origin grove of Japanese Cherry Blossom trees, and much, much more.

Duration: 3.0 - 3.5 hours

Cost: $59 per person (public); $79 (private) 

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War Commemorations: Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War, and World War II Memorials

These four memorials are linked by more than immediate proximity. In three very distinctive ways, they mark a major, years-long,  civil wars; and in the case of the WWII Memorial, world war. The American stories of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and American Civil War (in the form of homage to Abraham Lincoln) are told in four very different ways through these memorials.

What you'll see: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (including Three Soldiers and Women's Memorial), the Korean War Memorial, National World War II Memorial,  the District of Columbia World War I Memorial, and the President Abraham Lincoln Memorial. 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $29 per person (public); $39 (private)

Neighborhood tours: taking a close look at the world right outside our very own doors.

Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown

Once an active port city that pre-dated the establishment Washington, DC, Georgetown is now one of DC's many unique neighborhoods with a history distinct from every other.