Smithsonian National Museum of American History Guided Tour in Washington, DC

Babylon Tours10th St & Constitution Ave NWWashington, DC 20560
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$69.00
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Overview

Experience the best of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on this professionally guided tour featuring everything from George Washington’s sword to Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting the museum for the first time.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • All entry fees included in admission.
  • Features professional tour guide.

Description

from Smithsonian National Museum of American History Tour
This semi-private guided museum tour will tell the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States. Spend 2 to 2.5 hours with one of our charming and knowledgeable guides visiting the unique collection of American artifacts at the National Museum of American History.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History traces the US’s ascent through a one-of-a-kind collection of items including the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about the first president, George Washington, while viewing his sword and discover how Hollywood has helped shape this country when you check out Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. Discuss segregation through the Greensboro lunch counter and the role of women through the first ladies’ gowns. This tour will help you to understand the turbulent history that has marked the United States of America.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artifacts are not on loan or being restored etc.)

• The Star Spangled Banner
• Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers
• First Ladies’ Gowns
• George Washington’s Sword
• Greensboro Lunch Counter
• Thomas Jefferson’s Desk

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San Anselmo, California
"Great art tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019 NEW
Donna took us on a fabulous art tour for my entire family. She brought the art and history to life with fun stories and facts. I highly recommend this Babylon tour in DC if you are interested in learning about art.
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johneE6324BQ
"Smithsonian museum of natural history private tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019 NEW
Donna was an excellent tour guide. She showed us through the museum hitting all of the highlights. She was very informative and friendly.
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Quest318357
"Air & Space Museum and American History Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2019 NEW
Tour was excellent. Guide was very experienced and knowledgeable. She was able to minimize or avoid lines, thus maximizing our time at the museums.
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mlg818
"Amazing customer service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
I had a medical issue that arose the night before our tour. Tom personally sent me a text within 10 minutes, and way past normal business hours, after I had notified our guide of the issue. He reschedule our tour date with absolutely zero hassle and even though we were past our cancellation period. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all things air and space, although she provided more ancillary information than I think our 13-year old was interested in. All in all, though it was a great experience. Babylons customer service was fabulous!!!
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1967karin28
"Semi Private tour - DC Smithsonian National Museaum of Natural History"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
Our guide Donna was very engaging and informative, and provided us with an excellent tour of the museum.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithsonian National Museum of American History Tour


What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the tour start times.

How long is the tour?
Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hrs.

What age is recommended for the tour?
All ages are welcome.

Where does the tour meet?

Meeting point is by the fountain in front of the Constitution Ave entrance to the museum.


When does the tour start?
Tour starts at 1:30 PM daily. 
    
What does my admission include?
Included in the admission professional tour guide just for you; Tour includes all entrance fees.

Do you operate tours rain or shine?
Whether it rains, snows or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation available?
There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Is food or drink allowed on the tour?
No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not allowed, including electronic cigarettes.

Can I take photos on the tour?
Still and video photography for non-commercial use is permitted in the museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. The use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time.

Are pets allowed?
No pets allowed.