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Washington DC Old Town Hop-On, Hop-off Trolley Tour with Live Narration

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Valid for 1 or 2 days. 1 loop takes 90 minutes.

  • Start time

    9 am to 4 pm, every 30 minutes. The last re-boarding is at 5 pm.

    Timings are subject to change. Please check locally before taking the tour.

  • Meeting Point

    Tour departs from the Washington DC Welcome Center -1001 E St. NW, DC 20004

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Discover the best of Washington DC on a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour
  • Enjoy entertaining live narration and over 100 points of interest!
  • Best views guaranteed from tall vehicles with stadium seating
  • Exclusive history monitors on the trolley…windows to the past
  • Hop on and off at 15 well-placed stops covering top attractions
  • DC's longest running city tour and “One of the 10 best hop-on hop-off tours in the world” according to Forbes
  • The finest and highly-trained knowledgeable guides
  • Enjoy sightseeing aboard all-weather trolleys - rain or shine!


Go old school with your travels with the renowned Washington DC Old Town Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour! Discover Washington DC’s beautiful scenery and rich history on a guided tour in an old-fashioned trolley and hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops t enjoy sightseeing, dining, and shopping.

Specially designed for people who are looking for a holistic and fully-narrated tour, pass by major sites as your experienced tour conductor regales you with interesting stories and facts about the landmarks you will be seeing.

You can explore a stop for as long as you wish - as another trolley will soon come by to pick you up. Enjoy all that Washington DC represents at your own pace. For more than 30 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been the most popular choice for travelers of all ages!

Keep your camera ready as you will be passing by some of the most iconic attractions like the White House, Washington Monument, United States Capitol Building, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Union Station, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Smithsonian Museums.

Some of the main stops are:

  • Washington Welcome Center/Ford's Theatre/Peterson House
  • The White House/The White House Visitor Center/WWI Memorial
  • National Archives (West/East Gallery of the NGA, Navy Memorial)
  • Japanese American Memorial/Hyatt Regency
  • Union Station and the Smithsonian Postal Museum
  • The Capitol (Botanic Gardens, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress
  • Air/Space Museum, Museum of the American Indian/Eisenhower Memorial
  • The Wharf
  • International Spy Museum

Choose from the following:

  • DC Old Town Trolley 1 Day - Hop On Hop off
  • DC Old Town Trolley 2 Day - Hop On Hop off
  • Old Town Trolley & Arlington National Cemetery

About the Supplier: Claiming to be ‘The Nation’s Storytellers’, Historic Tours of America is known for helping travelers relive the tumultuous history of The USA through their lovely tours. 


  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
  • Live commentary on board the trolley
  • Arlington National Cemetery tour (as per option selected)


  • Entrances, unless specified

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Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Validity: You can use the ticket on any day within 12 months from the date of purchase.

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Washington DC is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the tour.

Face coverings are required on the tour.

There will be no Arlington shuttle till further notice.

A foreign language tour app with GPS tracking on the Washington DC Trolley Tour is available.

Customer Reviews

  • Erik Alkenbrack

    It was pretty good value. We got to see all the major monuments and sights in Washington without driving and parking. Very convenient and included a nice tour of Arlington Cemetery

    Canada 05/15/2019
  • Denise Glover

    Very simple process and great deal!!

    United States 12/05/2018
  • Brett McClintock
    Great trolley service!

    The drivers were very knowledgeable and friendly....

    United States 05/21/2018

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