The National Mall: Reflecting on the Memory and Values of the Nation

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 7,5 км
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Duration 2h - 2h 30m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the National Mall and its most important monuments guided by your own in-app audio tour
  • Admire the iconic architecture of the historic memorials and learn its timeless message
  • Experience the nation's emotions — its grief and gratitude — conveyed in stone and metal
  • Get to know more about some of the cornerstone events that shaped the United States
  • Reflect on the way the country preserves the memory of its past
Discover the symbolic architecture of the historical memorials on the National Mall in Washington with the help of this comprehensive self-guided audio tour. You will find yourself right in the heart of America's democracy and learn about the meaning of the National Mall, which embodies the country's rich heritage and principal ideals. You will reflect on the past, present, and future of the United States, starting your journey at the foot of the Capitol Building by the Monument of Ulysses S. Grant — the 18th president of the United States. You will proceed to the Lincoln Memorial, a pivotal moment in American history that pays tribute to some of its heroes. This architectural tour will help you get insights into the emblematic landmarks' design and understand the messages they communicate. Uncover how architects tell stories and convey emotions and discover the United States reflects on its past on a journey along the National Mall.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones – please bring your own
  • Tickets to museums and attractions along the way
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Washington D.C.
Lincoln Memorial
Washington D.C.
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