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Architecture of the National Mall Tour

Washington, United States

Experience hosted by Carolyn

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 8 people

What you'll do

Visit Washington's most iconic landmarks through a design focused walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the Capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes, and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of Washington DC!

Meet your host, Carolyn

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Carolyn and Sam of DC Design Tours are two history buff architecture nerds with a passion for story telling!

Carolyn is a former architect and life-long lover of all things brick and mortar. She prefers to talk about buildings than draw them. The District has been her home since 2006, and when not guiding, you can find her counting columns at the National Building Museum (there are 152) and traipsing through Rock Creek National Park.

Sam is an enthusiast for architectural design, history, and talking a mile a minute. Originally from the Bluegrass State, he's a full fledged Washingtonian now.
Carolyn and Sam of DC Design Tours are two history buff architecture nerds with a passion for story telling!

Carolyn is a former architect and life-long lover of all things brick and mortar. She prefers to talk about buildings than draw them. The District has been her home since 2006, and when not guiding, you can find her counting columns at the National Building Museum (there are 152) and traipsing through Rock Creek National Park.

Sam is an enthusiast for architectural d…
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Where you'll be

We'll be visiting the most awe-inspiring landmarks in Washington DC, but peeking behind the stones, looking beyond the bricks, and finding little known secrets among these National icons. The tour begins near the base of the Washington Monument, then proceeds West, past a view of the White House, to the WWII Memorial. Down the reflecting pool, and over to the Vietnam Wall, Korean War Memorial, and finally, the breathtaking Lincoln Memorial.

2 reviews

Dayna
March 2021
Carolyn was a wonderful host. Her background about the history and architecture was outstanding. She was very accommodating and thoughtful about meeting our needs. I would definitely do another tour with her.
Mira
September 2019
Highly recommend! Fantastic evidence and really enjoyed how knowledgeable Sam was!

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4 available

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water for our walk.