1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Old Town Trolley Tours in Washington, DC

Washington, DC Sightseeing Trolley Tours


Old Town Trolley Tours in Washington, DC

Old Town Trolley

© Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Old Town Trolley Tours are a convenient way to explore Washington, DC, especially for a first time visitor. You can explore the nation’s capital and its many attractions at your own pace using "Hop on - Hop off" privileges at 19 stops around the city. Old Town Trolleys operate from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. in winter) and make stops at each designated location every 30 minutes. No reservations are required and you can board at any stop and reboard for free all day long.

Old Town Trolley tours provide a narrated tour, highlighting the history and interesting facts of over 100 points of interest. The tour includes Washington's major attractions such as the Smithsonian Institution, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Georgetown, Washington National Cathedral, the White House, and much more.

Sightseeing Tips

Trolley Tours can be a great way to see a lot of the city in a short period of time. Note that during busy times of the year, they may be crowded and you may spend too much time waiting and traveling to places you may not really want to see. For the best experience, start early in the day and plan ahead where you want to stop.

Old Town Trolley Routes

National Mall and Downtown - Orange Loop
Stops at all the Smithsonian Museum buildings, the National Monuments and Memorials, the U. S. Capitol and Supreme Court buildings.

National Cathedral, Uptown and Georgetown - Green Loop
Stops at the National Zoo and Washington National Cathedral; Embassy Row, Georgetown, the White House and the Trolley Welcome Center

Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle - Red Loop
This route shuttles between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery

You may transfer from one loop to another. The transfer point for the Arlington Cemetery Shuttle is at the Lincoln Memorial. The transfer point for the other routes is at the Washington Welcome Center at 10th and E Sts. NW.

Old Town Trolley Tickets

$39 Adults
$29 Children ages 4-12
Children under 4 are free
Discounted tickets may be available online

Ticket Booths are also located at the following locations:

Official Website


©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.