Washington Monuments walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Are you looking for things to do in Washington DC? Our tourist scavenger hunt on the west side of the National Mall will take you through most of the Washington Monuments from the White House, all the way to the Lincoln Memorial, including the many war memorials along the way!

Moreover, you will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each stop, you will learn some history as well as interesting facts.

The Washington D.C. National Mall West Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.3 km / 2.7 mi walking tour of the many monuments and memorials. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 28 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 32 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet-friendly throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Also available in French

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

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The Washington D.C. National Mall West Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.3 km / 2.7 mi self-guided walking tour of the many monuments and memorials. It should take 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.

You will see:

  • National Mall
  • The White House
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • National World War II Memorial
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Washington Monument
  • As well as much more!

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.

After purchase, to begin your hunt, you will need to be outside the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, at 15th and E St NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA. This is the start location.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.

Ancient History

Various Algonquin tribes inhabited the Potomac Valley when the Europeans first arrived.

The Residence Act of 1790 created the Capital District along the Potomac River. The states of Maryland and Virginia donated lands, including the village of Georgetown, as well as Alexandria. Consequently, these created the District of Columbia. Indeed, this district is under federal jurisdiction exclusively. The city of Washington was then founded in 1791.

Several important buildings were burned down during the War of 1812.

In 1846, the District of Columbia returned the city of Alexandria to Virginia.

The Civil War of 1861 provoked a major expansion of federal organizations and therefore the population increased, especially with freed slaves from the south. Then, the population in 1870 had grown to 132,000.

Recent History

The Second World War (1939-45) also contributed to an increase in the size of the city, which in 1950 was over 800,000.

Washington eventually became the rallying point for public protests for civil rights, anti-war movements, and other popular causes.

Finally, as of 2018, Washington’s population is just over 700,000.

Additional information

Start location

Outside the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, at 15th and E St NW, Washington, DC 20500, USA

End location

This tour ends south of the National Mall, equivalent to 4 blocks.

Sights seen

28 sites seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions


32 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.


4.3 km / 2.7 miles


2h30 to 3 hours at normal walking speed (no rush).
Take as long as you want though.


Smartphone with internet access (LTE, 4G, 3G)
WiFi is not available throughout the course

6 reviews for Washington Monuments walking tour

  1. Dana Elkayam

    Achieved 825 points in 2 hours 18 minutes
    Dafna, August 8, 2019

  2. Denise Z.

    ***** (5 stars on Yelp)
    Such a great place! It’s now a home away from home…. being our son goes to college in DC. The museum are free of charge and so much to take in from the monuments to the Smithsonian. They also have night lantern tours. Definite wear comfortable shoes!!
    Denise Z, Oct.24, 2019

  3. Maria D.

    ***** (5 stars on TripAdvisor)
    Tripadvisor review: Washington DC Monuments – National Mall West Tourist Scavenger Hunt
    You have to do it on foot and calmly. It can last more than three hours if you take it seriously. The tour is wonderful and full of history. If you have time, visit one or more of the museums that you find on your way. The cold and wind of the time are not inconvenient. The monuments relating to the Korean and Vietnam wars are impressive. Cheer up it’s worth it
    Maria, Dec.30 2019

  4. Nicole Lewis

    **** (4 stars)
    Achieved 835 points (100%) in 2 hours and 50 minutes
    Nicole, September 16, 2020

  5. Cristina Medina

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 835 points (100%) in 4 hours 27 minutes
    Cristina, November 25, 2020

  6. Melissa Correia

    ***** (5 stars given)
    Achieved 635 points in 4 hours 17 minutes
    Melissa, February 28, 2021

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