- 2 hours
Who, What, When.... and Why
Washington DC Tour for Kids
Does this tour go inside of the Lincoln Memorial?
No, it doesn't usually go inside of the Lincoln Memorial because the site is so crowded. Instead, we recommend visiting at nighttime since it's often much less busy then.
Does this tour include the museums of the National Mall?
No, this tour doesn’t include the museums of the National Mall.
In summer we recommend this tour either in the morning or later in the afternoon due to the heat and the crowds.
Kristen has lived in the Washington DC region for over a decade. She earned her master's of Architecture and master's of Science in Sustainable design from The Catholic University of America and is now a lecturer at the university. While pursuing her graduate degree, she worked as a teacher and director for Experiences in Architecture for high school students and teaching assistant for the woodshop. Kristen is a licensed architect and designer who works on a variety of different project types in the area. She consistently attends lectures and discussions revolving around the field of architecture within Washington DC to keep up with the current affairs and ideals. She has worked as an architectural designer for an adaptive reuse firm and supports many groups that are involved in forward-thinking strategies and approaches. Kristen has studied across many different countries such as Spain, France, and Ireland but always finds herself back near this city she loves. She has the ability to compare what she has seen, experienced, and learned and wants to use this knowledge to develop innovative solutions of her own in the built world and share this knowledge with others.
Alison is a cultural heritage professional with a particular interest in the "untold histories" behind monuments, artworks, and artifacts. She earned her Master of Philosophy in Heritage Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2020, specializing in Italian cultural heritage. She also holds a BA in Art History from George Washington University, where she focused on both classical and early modern art. Alison has previously lived in Italy and the United Kingdom, but considers Washington, DC home.
Mary Jo moved to Washington, DC intending to stay two years and ended up living in the Washington area permanently. Living in the District fired her already deep interest in American history and after a successful career in journalism and public relations she earned a master’s degree in American history from George Mason University in 2003. Since then she has devoted herself to making American history accessible to popular audience using the resources of the District to tell America’s story. Her career as a historian includes stints as an editor at The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project and director of the oral history program at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial Foundation. She has also published numerous popular articles on African-American history, women’s history, the Civil War and World War II.
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