History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a three-hour guided, walking history tour for two ($78 value)
- $69 for a three-hour guided, walking history tour for four ($156 value)
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At 10 a.m. sharp every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, an assemblage of interested parties gather on the green of Lafayette Park. Their mission: to learn everything there is to know about the capital, down to the geekiest minutiae. That means they don't just get to see the Washington Monument, they also find out who commissioned it and why, who built it and their methods, and how they keep the giant-folk from using it as a toothpick. Similar lessons are doled out at the sites of the Jefferson Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Memorial. Other aspects of the tour include a history of the city itself, an overview of the neighborhoods, and a look into the shadowy world of international espionage.