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Lafayette Square Tours

This seven-acre public park, named in 1824 for a French marquis who fought in America’s Revolutionary War, is surrounded by some of D.C.’s most historically significant buildings. In addition to the White House, the Square is adjacent to the Old Executive Office Building, the Department of the Treasury, and the Renwick Gallery.

Set directly across the street from the White House, the park here was part of the White House grounds during Thomas Jefferson’s administration, but set apart when John Adams approved the plans for Pennsylvania Avenue.  Formally landscaped in 1851, the Square features walking paths and formal hedges, as well as four horse-mounted monuments to foreign heroes of the American Revolution.

The Square’s proximity to power turned it into a fashionable 19th-century address for political luminaries like Martin van Buren, John Milton Hay, and Henry Brooks Adams; the latter two lived in adjacent row houses, which were renovated in 1927 to create the Square’s famous Hay-Adams Hotel. In the 1950s, several of the Square’s original houses were demolished to make way for proposed office buildings, but this tide was stemmed in 1970, when the park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Since 1981, Lafayette Square has been the site of the world’s longest running peace vigil, a volunteer-driven campaign that consists of two yellow signs heavily inscribed with anti-nuclear slogans.

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Haunted Evening DC Pub Tour, Washington DC, null
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Haunted Evening DC Pub Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Combine a top-rated ghost tour with a pub crawl around the White House on this guided, 2.5-hour, Washington, DC adventure. This haunted walking tour covers ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
The White House as an Office Walking Tour, Washington DC, Bar, Club & Pub Tours
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The White House as an Office Walking Tour

Walk and talk with an historical figure (a professional actor/interpreter) who use to work in the White House on this interactive, 70-minute tour in ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.00
Washington DC Haunted Houses Walking Tour, Washington DC, Walking Tours
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Washington DC Haunted Houses Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Two-hours of haunted history that features sites in Lafayette Park, location of the White House.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour, Washington DC, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

DC after dark wonder is a comprehensive tour with the guide directing you to all the monuments and memorials at a wonderful pace while giving you fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, Night ... 
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

3 star rating: Worth doing 41 Reviews

Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.00
Lincoln Walking Tour in Washington DC, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Lincoln Walking Tour in Washington DC

Hear the story of President Lincoln's assassination during this 2-hour shared walking tour in Washington DC. Your guide will share historical photographs and ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

From the comfort of climate-controlled tour buses, explore the sights of Washington DC with a hop-on hop-off pass that provides easy transportation to the ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.00
Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour, Washington DC, ... 
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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

Explore Washington DC at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off trolley and see the city's landmarks illuminated on a guided night tour with this super saver combo. ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 to 8 hrs

From USD $89.95
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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour, Washington DC, Super Savers
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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Confused by all the dials and menus of your camera? Would you like to get away from "auto" and learn to use all the features of your camera when you ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.00

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