Explore the Timeless Grandeur of Washington DC

Washington DC, a city steeped in history and significance, is the heart of American democracy. Historic Tours of America invites you on a captivating journey through the iconic landmarks and cherished sites that define the spirit of our nation’s capital. With our immersive experiences, we celebrate the rich tapestry of DC’s historical heritage, preserving its treasures and sharing its profound contributions to America’s story.

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Embark and Explore...

As you board our iconic orange and green trolleys, prepare to embark on an unforgettable exploration of Washington DC’s remarkable attractions. Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC offers a perfect blend of entertainment, education, and convenience. Our fully narrated tours provide fascinating insights, entertaining anecdotes, and a deep appreciation for the city’s historical significance. From the majestic United States Capitol Building to the solemn memorials honoring heroes of past and present, each stop reveals a unique chapter in our nation’s history.

Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment®, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment.

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Marvel at the Lincoln Memorial, a beacon of hope and inspiration, and discover the touching stories behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Delve into the fascinating exhibits at the Museum of American History, and learn about the events that unfolded at Ford’s Theatre, forever marking the course of our nation. With the freedom to hop on and off at your leisure, you can savor the experience, explore charming neighborhoods, and indulge in shopping and dining throughout the city.

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A Tour with a Tranquil Glow

Experience the magical allure of Washington DC by moonlight with our Monuments by Moonlight Tour. Traverse the city’s most famous sights, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, bathed in the tranquil glow of the moon. Our knowledgeable conductors share amusing anecdotes, historical facts, and even spine-tingling tales of ghostly sightings. It’s a truly magical way to appreciate the beauty and significance of our nation’s capital after dark.

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Preserving Washington DC's historical sites is not only a testament to our past but also an investment in our collective future.

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These landmarks serve as living memorials, connecting us to our roots and instilling a sense of pride and patriotism. By showcasing the rich American history of Washington DC, Historic Tours of America fosters a deeper appreciation for our nation’s heritage. Through partnerships with local organizations, educational initiatives, and community events, we strive to make a positive impact and contribute to the vitality of Washington DC.

Hallowed Grounds

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country at Arlington National Cemetery. Hop aboard our Arlington National Cemetery Tour and journey through this hallowed ground. Explore the significant points of interest, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard ceremony. Experience the immense sense of patriotism as you view the headstones that bear witness to the sacrifices made in defense of our freedom.

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Join us as we celebrate the enduring legacy of Washington DC and its extraordinary attractions. Let us be your guide to the city’s timeless charm, awe-inspiring monuments, and architectural wonders. Explore the captivating history, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Historic Tours of America is honored to showcase Washington DC and share its profound contributions to America’s rich tapestry. Together, let us preserve and treasure the heritage of our nation’s capital.


Choose Your Tickets

Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in DC and still see the best first!

1-Day Old Town Trolley Tour

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  • Hop On & Off at 15 Old Town Trolley Stops
  • Fully Narrated Tour of Washington DC
  • Our trolleys are all weather - rain or shine
  • BEST VIEW! Tallest vehicles allowed by law with stadium seating
  • Over 100 points of interest

Old Town Trolley Tour & Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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  • 50%* Discount on Arlington Tour Included In 1-Day Package
  • Hop On & Off at 15 Old Town Trolley Stops
  • Fully Narrated Tour of Washington DC
  • Our trolleys are all weather - rain or shine
  • Over 100 points of interest
  • Includes separate ticket to Arlington National Cemetery Tour*
  • Trolley Tour and Arlington Cemetery Tour do not have to be taken on the same day

Monuments by Moonlight

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  • See the city’s most popular monuments in a different light
  • Stops at FDR, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials
  • Hear historical tales and anecdotes
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Arlington National Cemetery Tours

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  • Learn about the cemetery's history and heroes from knowledgeable guides
  • Be transported to notable graves and memorials
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes
  • Relax on our comfortable tour vehicles


Maximize Your Time by Taking our Washington DC Excursions

Groups, Charters & Weddings

Plan an unforgettable experience for your group event with Historic Tours of America.

Groups & Charters

  • Enjoy discounted rates
  • Custom design your rental
  • Private tour guide provided for charters
  • Combine a rental with attractions


  • Bring your guests to your event on time
  • Ride in classic Washington DC style
  • Personalize your trolley ride
  • Be treated to a red-carpet experience!

Hometown Pass

Locals receive Free Admission!

Included* with Your Washington DC Hometown Pass:

  • 1-Day Old Town Trolley Tours
  • Monuments by Moonlight Tour
  • Arlington National Cemetery Tours
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Our Free Hometown Pass is the best way to entertain visiting friends and family!

All residents within the District of Columbia as well as within a 50-mile radius of the District can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult full-fare paid guest.* It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!

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