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“Adds color to the gray monuments”
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Lincoln Walking Tour in Washington DC
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Owner description: DC by Foot is proud to offer an extensive schedule of pay-what-you-like Washington, DC tours, including the National Mall, Arlington Cemetery, Capitol Hill, Georgetown and more. In addition to walking tours, we also offer food, bike, bus and photography tours. Our tours come with no upfront costs, allowing you to pay what you thought a tour was worth, or what you could afford, at the end of the tour.
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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“Adds color to the gray monuments”
Reviewed 26 May 2008

Excellent tour. Not really "meaty" in the sense of information, but there are some good tidbits. Mostly it is a great way to check out the Mall with some entertainment thrown in. Our guide was clearly having a great time, and the price is certainly right! Leave a good tip, he's working hard for it.

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“Great City, Great Tour”
Reviewed 26 May 2008

We were in DC for 1 and a half days roughly, so really we had only 1 day to take advantage of the city, so as you can imagine we took advantage of this and were out roughly for 12 hours on foot looking around prior to this.

We decided to do the 6pm tour and met up with Broady on Constition Av. He was really helpful & sociable and helped us plan our way back to the airport the following day.

The tour itself was excellent, even though we had already seen some of the sights earlier that day, he told us little facts / stotories that we didn't know and were actually quite interesting. He made the group laugh which is always a good thing and even showed us a few things the guide book didn't have in. It should be noted that we absolutely tired when getting to this tour but it was really worth it.

The tour is free and these guys purely reley on tips - so take the tour, learn a few new things, have a laugh and just take in DC.

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Atlanta, GA
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“Lived up to its #1 ranking!”
Reviewed 26 May 2008

I was drawn to this tour because while I have visited the DC monuments many times, I hadn't seen the monuments with a guide since elementary school. I'm a sucker for guided tours because I love learning facts and trivia that might not be picked up from reading plaques or brochures. Our two tour guides, Ben and Brody, did not disappoint! It was Memorial Day weekend, and I think even they were a little surprised to see a crowd of 100+ gather for the walk. It was no problem, though - I think everyone was able to hear and stay together (thanks to the guides' neon orange hats), and I am pretty sure the entire crowd made it to the end besides ithe tour taking about 30 extra minutes due to the crowds everywhere.

The tour began at the corner of Constitution and 15th (very close to the White House), and we walked to the Washington Monument, the World War II Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. The tour group was given the chance to walk through the WWII Memorial and up close along the Vietnam Wall. While we didn't get close to the Jefferson Memorial, the guys did talk about it during one of the stops between monuments. They talked about the White House and Signers' Island (monument to signers of the Declaration of Independence) as well.

There was certainly no shortage of trivia or laughs on this tour! Ben and Brody were both very enthusiastic, entertaining and intelligent - they really knew their stuff. I highly recommend the tour, even if you're in DC over a crowded holiday weekend!

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“A treat for the new tourists to DC”
Reviewed 20 May 2008

I had very low hopes for this tour which was free. I was very well surprised. It started at a very convenient location on Constituion and 15th street near the Washington Monument at 2 pm and 6 pm most days. We took this tour the first day of our trip to orient to the major things to see in DC (as far as monuments).

Our tour guide, Ben was a young and enthusiastic man who really made things great fun. He gave so many facts and stories that kept everyone entertained. He went the extra mile to keep things fast and yet enjoyable. The tour lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes and there is some walking involved. Walking is nothing to fear in DC! It starts at the Washington Monument and ends at the Lincoln Memorial with lots in between.

I would recommend it highly to anyone that wants a taste of DC and wants to know more about the monuments and memorials in a lighthearted and fun walk around tour. It does require some time and lots of walking so you will need to keep that in mind. Otherwise, this is a Washington DC MUST!!!

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WV
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“Nice Tour”
Reviewed 4 May 2008

A very good tour. Brody had a good personality and told many interesting stories concerning the history of the monuments. The tour lasts about 1.25 hours and ends at the Lincoln Memorial. My only complaint was that the tour was a little fast paced. We did not get to spend enough time at the WWII memorial so we found ourselves rushing to catch up with the group. However I would highly recommend this tour.

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