Things You See on the DC Ducks Tour

Smithsonian Castle DC

One of the most unique experiences in Washington DC is the DC Ducks Tour. It takes you to some of the most popular sights in the city. Your adventure begins the moment you step on board the DUCK, a fully restored 1942 World War II amphibious vehicle that can travel from the street into the water without any transformation or hesitation.

Monuments and Memorials
The tour begins as the DUCK travels down Pennsylvania Avenue. You’ll see some of the city’s most famous monuments and memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial, the FDR and Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Woodrow Wilson Memorial, and many more.

Museums
You’ll also travel past many of the most popular Smithsonian Museums including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, the Air and Space Museum, the American Indian Museum and the Smithsonian Castle.

Popular Landmarks
You can also expect to pass by the US Botanical Gardens, the US Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, and White House Visitor’s center as the DUCK heads towards the Potomac for the second part of your sightseeing adventure.

From the Water
Once the DUCK splashes down into the Potomac River, you’ll be treated to views of the memorials and monuments from the water, a truly inspiring sight. As the tour heads back to land, keep your eyes to the skies and cover your ears, you’ll be directly under the flight path of incoming airplanes at Ronald Regan Washington National Airport. This 90-minute historical journey is one-of-a-kind, a truly extraordinary way to see the sights in Washington DC.