Washington, D.C.


Everything you need to know to be an effective tour director or guide in Washington, D.C.!

  • City History
  • Logistics, Lunch Spots, Bus Parking, Common Routes
  • Fun Facts, Numbers, Trivia
  • History, Architecture, Current Events, Movie Trivia, and more for over 100 sights!



Orientation, History & Trivia

Fun Facts
Presidential Trivia
Tips & Tricks
DC Before DC
The Residence Act
L’Enfant and his Plan
The Burning of DC
Civil War & After
The McMillan Plan
20th Century to Today
Presidential Pets
The Haunted Capitol
Slavery in DC


Washington Monument
Abraham Lincoln
Vietnam Veterans
Korean War Veterans
World War II
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Thomas Jefferson
Cherry Blossoms
Pentagon (9/11)
Air Force


White House Area

The White House
Blair House
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Lafayette Park Area
Decatur House

The National Mall

Mall History
The Smithsonian Institution
American Indian Museum
National Gallery of Art
Air & Space Museum
National Archives
Natural History Museum
American History Museum
African American History
Holocaust Memorial & Museum

Capitol Hill

Capitol Building
Building Features
The House of Representatives
The Senate
Library of Congress
Supreme Court
Union Station

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington House
The Cemetery
The Kennedy Graves
Tomb of the Unknowns
Amphitheater Area
Other Notable Burials
Marine Corps Memorial

Ford’s Theater Area

Ford’s Theater
Willard Hotel
Old Post Office
FBI Headquarters

Further Afield

Kennedy Center / Watergate
National Cathedral
Mount Vernon