Smithsonian National Museum of American History Tour Washington, DC

Babylon Tours DC10th St & Constitution Ave NWWashington, DC 20560
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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.

up to 2.5 hrs 2 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Get an in-depth look at the museum's unique collection of American artifacts with a professional art historian guide.
  • Ideal for those who are short on time.
  • Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Includes a guided museum tour and professional tour guide.
  • Semi-private tour with a max of 8 guests.


from Smithsonian National Museum of American History Tour
In this guided museum tour, the narrative unfolds around a diverse assembly of early settlers responsible for erecting one of the world's most formidable nations, the United States. Devote 2 to 2.5 hours alongside a knowledgeable guide exploring a distinctive array of American artifacts at the National Museum of American History.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History chronicles the United States' ascension through an unparalleled compilation of items, including the actual banner that served as inspiration for the national anthem. Gain insights into the inaugural president, George Washington, while observing his sword, and unravel the influence of Hollywood on the nation by examining Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers. Delve into the theme of segregation through the Greensboro lunch counter and explore the role of women through the gowns of the first ladies. This curated tour aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the tumultuous history that has defined the United States of America.

  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithsonian National Museum of American History Tour

Where does the tour meet?

The National Museum of American History is located at 1300 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, between 12th and 14th streets. The tour meets by the fountain in front of the Constitution Ave entrance to the museum.

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

What ages are allowed on the tour?

All ages are welcome.

What does my experience include?

The tour includes a professional art historian guide and a semi-private guided tour of the Smithsonian National History Museum.

Is transportation provided?

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off. An Uber or Taxi is recommended.

What language is the tour in?

All tours are led by professional English speaking tour guides.