National Treasures Walking Tours

Our four National Treasures walking tours are led by friendly Big Bus tour guides, who will take you on an exciting, informative walking tour that visits some of the capital's most famous landmarks. These walks are exclusively reserved for Big Bus Tours Washington DC guests and are included free with your Big Bus Tours Premium or Deluxe tickets. A standalone pass for our National Treasures Walking Tours can be purchased here.

Please note:

  • Tours are conducted in English.
  • Tours have a duration of approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Tours do not include admission to landmarks or attractions.
  • If you have further questions about our walking tours, please contact us or speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member.

WalkDescriptionStart LocationStart TimeDuration
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials Walking Tour Located along the tidal basin, this scenic tour explores the memorials of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King. Highlights of this tour include the history of FDR’s four-term presidency, which pays tribute to his wife, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the MLK Memorial and its inspiring wall of quotes, and opportunities to photograph the beautiful views of the Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial. 121 West Basin Drive SW, between the memorials (near our FDR and MLK Memorial bus stop) 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 30-40 minutes
Lincoln Memorial Walking Tour Did you know that over 7 million people visit the Lincoln Memorial each year, making it the most visited Memorial in DC? On this tour, you'll learn about the transformative legacy of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and see his statue and the carved inscription of his Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. You'll also visit the exhibit hall under the chambers of the Memorial and see where Martin Luther King, Jr gave his “I Have A Dream" speech. There'll be plenty of opportunities to snap epic pictures of the National Mall, World War II Memorial, the Washington Memorial and the U.S. Capitol, so don’t forget your camera! 100 Daniel French Drive SW, Next to the Korean War Memorial (near our Lincoln Memorial & Korean War Memorial bus stop) 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 30-40 minutes
White House Walking Tour No visit to DC would be complete without standing outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to gaze at the president’s home. This tour provides guests with an up-close, narrated tour of the White House’s North and South Lawns as well as a stop at the White House Visitor Center. You'll also explore Lafayette Square, its statues and historic homes and buildings. Please note: this tour does not include a tour inside the White House. 1610 H Street, NW, opposite the Chamber of Commerce (near our White House North bus stop) 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 30-40 minutes
US Capitol Walking Tour On this tour, visitors will learn about the history of the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and the grand architecture of the Capitol building, where U.S. federal laws are made. You'll also explore the park-like settings of the grounds, which feature over 100 varieties of trees, visit the Summerhouse/ Grotto, and make a stop at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. 1st Street NW on Garfield Circle , in front of the Capitol (near our U.S Capitol & Botanical Garden bus stop) 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 30-40 minutes