The Monuments by Moonlight tour is sold out. 


Itinerary Overview – Thursday, October 7, 2021

Experience the panoramic views of Washington, D.C. in a different light as you immerse yourself in illuminated granite and marble imbued with events from the past. Join your fellow OLC Accelerate attendees to see the National Monuments come to life under the stars. Abraham Lincoln stoically overlooks the National Mall, while the stainless steel statues at the Korean War Memorial look hauntingly alive as they appear in motion. With sights such as the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s and Korean War Memorials, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, this tour captures every sparkling moment as the moonlight projects on our Nation’s Capital.

  • 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Bus Transfer from hotel (departure from Maryland Pre-Function)
  • 7:15 PM – 9:45 PM Monuments by Moonlight Tour
  • 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM Return Transfer to the Hotel

$52/per person (6% sales tax will be applied). Note: This tour is mostly outdoors and involves walking between some locations. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Extending your stay or bringing your family? There is a lot to explore beyond National Harbor and the Washington DC area. The Potomac region is not only home to the nation’s capital but also to a diverse array of cultural and historical attractions reflecting the United States’ rich heritage. Here are a few ideas and links to get you started. 

In addition to a myriad of shopping and activities, National Harbor offers a diverse culinary landscape with more than 40 restaurants and bars. Dining options include full dining experiences as well as quick service options. With the lovely fall weather in the Washington D.C. area resulting in an increase in visitors, we do recommend making dinner reservations in advance where possible.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is located in the heart of the waterfront National Harbor, MD area.  

Onsite: Spectacular Fountain Shows Nightly
The Atrium Fountain is a majestic display of lights, sound and dancing water that shoots 60-feet high. Gaze at the fountain from the Lower Atrium, or enjoy a bird’s-eye view while enjoying a cocktail at Belvedere Lobby Bar. See the fountain perform shows every night in our Atrium at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Show times subject to change.

Nearby Historic Sightseeing & Landmarks

National Harbor is just minutes from Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, and the Washington Metropolitan Area. Want to see a panda? The National Zoo is for you! Interested in biking the George Washington Parkway down to nearby Mt. Vernon?  Rent a bike from Capital Bikeshare. From the National Mall area with its dazzling monuments and Smithsonian Museums to the historic beauty and spectacular dining options of Old Town Alexandria, we encourage you to arrive at the conference early or stay late to explore all the things there are to do (many of them free!) in the Nation’s Capital. 

How to get to Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown

While the D.C. Metro is the best way to traverse Washington D.C., it does not run directly to National Harbor. You are able to catch the Metro at nearby Eisenhower station (just across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge) or King Street (Old Town Alexandria) stations if you desire to get into Washington D.C. to explore. 

In order to get to Old Town Alexandria (just minutes across the river from National Harbor) or over to Georgetown for shopping and dining, we recommend you take a cab, Uber/Lyft, or adventure out with the City Cruises Water Taxi Service

Old Town Alexandria is an easy trip, especially for dinner out. Georgetown is a little bit further, so plan accordingly. Water taxi reservations may be made online or at the ticket booth based on availability. Advance purchases are recommended. If you need to change your water taxi return time, you may do so at the ticket booth or over the phone for no charge as long as space is available. For more info, please call 877-511-2628. City Cruises by Hornblower reserves the right to change boats/schedules at any time.


  • Capital Bikeshare:  Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.
  • Topgolf (2.6 miles from hotel): Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.
  • Harborwalk: This paved walking path invites you to stretch your legs along the banks of the Potomac River and our tidal basin.

OLC does not endorse any of these activities or companies – this is only a partial list of possible activities and adventures in the Washington, DC area. OLC is not responsible for any participation in these activities.


National Harbor is home to a wide range of retailers, including unique boutiques that are legends among locals and brands that are known the world over. The Waterfront District offers many specialty shops and places to grab all of life’s necessities. Tanger Outlets boasts great values on all of your favorite names. MGM National Harbor features upscale offerings, including bespoke menswear, jewelry and more.

  • Shopping at National Harbor
  • Tanger Outlets (2.5 miles from hotel): Take advantage of a complimentary hotel shuttle.
  • Waterfront District (shops & restaurants.3 mile from hotel)
  • At Gaylord National, you’ll find unique boutiques, stores and retail shops all under one roof. Express yourself with exclusive fashion apparel and accessories. Surprise that special someone with exquisite jewelry or another fine gift. Or shop for the ideal D.C. souvenir.


National Harbor’s roster of more than 40 restaurants gives everyone something that satisfies. From fast casual eateries to chef-driven concepts and late-night hotspots, we can cure cravings of any variety. Browse the full list of options to find the right place for you—no matter where you are within the Harbor.

Gaylord National Resort also has many dining options onsite, including: 

  • Old Hickory Steakhouse (Steakhouse)
    Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Pienza Marketplace (American)
    Dress code: Casual
  • National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill (American)
    Dress code: Casual
  • Pose Rooftop Lounge (Bar/lounge)
    Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Belvedere Lobby Bar (Bar/lounge)
    Dress code: Casual
  • The Cocoa Bean (Coffeehouse)
    Dress code: Casual
  • Harbor Marketplace (Coffeehouse/market)
    Dress code: Casual

(For information purposes only – OLC does not endorse any of the offerings listed.)