DC Memorials Close-Up Part 1: The Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool

(27 reviews)
Lincoln Memorial , Washington D.C., United States
30 mins

About the tour

Join me for a close-up tour inside the Lincoln Memorial. You can enjoy some beautiful views of and from the Memorial and delve into history as well. There is a "mini museum" inside the Memorial which we will visit. We'll discuss Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and you will see the very spot from which he gave this speech. Join Terry as we look at one of DC's most iconic and recognizable monuments!

Meet your local guide


Terry is a licensed professional tour guide in Washington, D.C.. She has degrees in French and tourism, geology as well as a master’s in Heritage planning and management. Terry loves showing the history, architecture, and culture of her native Washington, D.C. She hopes you will enjoy seeing Washington, D.C. and it surroundings as much as she enjoys telling you about them.

Terry has been guiding since Apr 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Washington D.C. with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Washington D.C.. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) M.

25 February 2021

I watched all segments of Terry’s tour in one day. She is very knowledgeable and gives fantastic tours. Will continue watching

Mary T.

25 February 2021

Thank you Terry. I loved seeing Washington DC. I learned lots about the Lincoln Memorial.

Cathy G.

25 February 2021

This was a fantastic tour visiting one of Washington DC's most iconic landmarks, the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, and viewing one of its most poignant, the Vietnam War Memorial. I really appreciated Terry exploring all around the Lincoln, showing us unique perspectives we don't generally get to see. And I thought the way she approached the inclusion of the Vietnam Memorial in her tour was perfect, giving us a respectful view of it without intruding on other visitors there. I would offer two suggestions to Terry: (1) it isn't necessary to interrupt your commentary to acknowledge people who arrive late to your tour, and (2) at the Vietnam Memorial, the two best vantage points for photos were behind the statue (with the Wall in the background), and in front of the statue (with the Flag and the Lincoln Memorial in the background); after you've provided a nice 30-45 second pause for photos from each of those two spots, pan the camera to the Wall, request no comments and allow for a minute or two of silent reflection. Thanks again Terry, this was an excellent, well-paced tour, and I am looking forward to seeing more of DC with you!

Irene G.

25 February 2021

This was amazing. Hadn't realised that Washington was so beautiful. Definitely on the bucket list now thanks to Terry.


25 February 2021

Excellent - two sons from the UK loved it!

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