Tour DC's Hidden Monuments


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In a Nutshell

D.C.-native Elizabeth Rosendorf takes you via metro & taxi to lesser-known sites, where you’ll snap photos and explore D.C.’s hidden history

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a three-hour discover hidden monuments tour with Elizabeth Rosendorf
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Tours start at U Street Metro, where you’ll meet the host outside of the elevators. Guests are encouraged to bring snacks and water. Taxi fares are included in the price of the tour.

Each event is capped at 12 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

From the White House to the Lincoln Memorial, our nation’s capital brims with iconic sights—but some of D.C.’s most interesting monuments rarely show up on postcards. Using a combination of public transit and taxis, native Washingtonian Elizabeth Rosendorf leads you on a trek to D.C.’s lesser-known historical destinations, including the African American Civil War Memorial on Vermont Street and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at the Judiciary Square Metro. Each stop includes ample time for pictures (including some goofy shots) and discussion of the monument’s historical significance.

  • Tour Washington’s Hidden Monuments
    You’ll explore the lesser-known history of the DC War Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and other sites.

  • Your Photographic Assignment
    At the beginning of the tour, Elizabeth will hand you a photo outlining a feature from one of the monuments; you’ll take a selfie with that same feature during the tour to share with other tour-goers at the end.

  • Island Exploration
    The final tour stop is the Theodore Roosevelt Island, where guests can explore, take a snack break, and drink in great city views. The group then walks back across the bridge and takes taxis back to the National Mall.

Your Host

Elizabeth Rosendorf Elizabeth Rosendorf
Hidden Monuments of DC Expert

D.C.-native Elizabeth Rosendorf has never found her hometown to be boring. For her, the nation’s capital offers countless places to explore—including monuments and buildings that are often overlooked, even by life-long residents. Her passion for architecture led her to a Masters of Interior Design, and she even spent five years working for Davis Buckley, who designed the National Japanese Memorial and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Customer Reviews

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Catherine C 5 days ago
"Beautiful piece of history"
Not a particularly well known tourist attraction I believe but this museum is really worth a visit. It provides a fascinating insight into early life in the lower east side. Our guide was really interesting and knowledgeable.
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Melissa E September 10, 2017
"Beautiful Synagogue and Informative Tour!!!"
We had seen the outside of this wonderful building when last in New York and were determined to go back and are so glad we did. Walking through the vibrancy of the Chinese neighborhood is the first treat, finding this architectural wonder, the second, and then seeing the inside, the third... Read More
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tammymarty September 6, 2017
"Beautiful Restored Synagogue"
We had a wonderful tour of the beautiful Restored Eldridge Synagogue. The docents are extremely informed. There Is also 3 short videos in the rabbi's study. This is still a used and active Synagogue.

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