Ready to take on a fun-filled day on the National Mall? This total DC history tour combines two of our favourite tour experiences (Washington DC Unveiled and Museum of American History Through Music) into one exciting adventure.
First, skip the crowded National Mall sidewalks and slide into our all-electric Red Roadsters to be guided around by a local. We’ll take you back to the city’s origins as we work our way to the beautiful Capitol Building and through the Smithsonian area. Next, we’ll breeze past the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial before stopping at the FDR, MLK and Lincoln memorials so you can hop out and explore on your own.
Finally, we’ll take you past the famous White House before bringing you to the Smithsonian Museum of American History for the second leg of your journey through history.
Your local guide will help you boogie your way through American history starting with the Star-Spangled Banner and the origins of the National Anthem before dancing you past some of the world’s most famous jazz, soul, salsa, and R&B tunes. You’ll explore the importance of music and the hidden messages in songs that were used in political movements and times of struggle and you may discover that you’ve accidentally transmitted a secret code every time you’ve whistled your favourite tune.
Finally, you’ll end your American history journey by discovering how past rhythms and beats have made their way into nightclubs, bars, and onto the radio with the invention of electronic music equipment. As an added bonus — we’ll give you a chance to make a beat of your own! Who knows, maybe you’re America’s next top DJ!
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Total Washington DC Unveiled & Music History Group Tour)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation in an all-electric 7-passenger Red Roadster vehicle.
Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress appropriately for the season and weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes as much of the tour is outside.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: Peaceful demonstrations, a mainstay of life in Washington, may slightly alter routes, but they also add to the enrichment of the experience!
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 4 are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but please note they will be required to sit on a parent or guardian’s lap due to limited space in the Red Roadster. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’re bringing a child under the age of 4. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.