- $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.
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.
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.