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.
Click here for the National Mall Monuments tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find there the complete list of locations seen.
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.
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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.
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.
Dana Elkayam –
Achieved 825 points in 2 hours 18 minutes
Dafna, August 8, 2019
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
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
Nicole Lewis –
**** (4 stars)
Achieved 835 points (100%) in 2 hours and 50 minutes
Nicole, September 16, 2020
Cristina Medina –
***** (5 stars given)
Achieved 835 points (100%) in 4 hours 27 minutes
Cristina, November 25, 2020
Melissa Correia –
***** (5 stars given)
Achieved 635 points in 4 hours 17 minutes
Melissa, February 28, 2021