Monumental Walks is for visitors to Washington DC and local residents alike. We sometimes fail to see the sights in our own backyard! I lived in San Diego for years and never got to see the San Diego Zoo! Monumental Walks offers you a memorable way to highlight your visit to the nation’s capital. Our licensed tour guide is certified by the city of Washington D.C and has spent many years working at these famous monuments and memorials—ensuring a fun and meaningful tour experience. The Park Service brochures are nice - but you'll want someone to relate the stories behind the memorials. Why is 'Kilroy' on the World War II Memorial? Why is a civilian listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial? What is the symbolism of the statues in the Korean Memorial? What remarkable events occurred on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? Allen often does the training on 'Interpretive Talks' for new Volunteers with the National Park Service. He still continues his volunteer work even as he hosts 'Monumental Walks'.
Tours are made better with Monumental Walks. You may want to check our tour FAQs for important details about our guided tours such as schedules, things to bring, and the general guidelines. If you have questions that require immediate answers, feel free to reach out to us. Our friendly staff (Allen!) is more than happy to answer all of your queries. We look forward to seeing you on one of our future tours!
Tours are typically Saturday and Sunday mornings in the summer months - much more pleasant walking conditions.
Allen McCabe, Executive Vice-President and Senior Tour Guide
Tours begin at 9 a.m. on scheduled days unless otherwise noted. On some days in the summer, a 2nd tour may be available at 2 p.m. The booking calendar will show dates and times available. Guests must book times online in advance. Walk-ins may not be available—call first. If you have a group of 6 or more, we can discuss a private tour built around your schedule.