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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Enjoyingour2grandren
"Grand parents & two 13 yr old grandchildren"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2019
Meghan our tour guide was excellent. The kids and adults really enjoyed the experience. Well worth the money.
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Brad H
"Semi private guided tour of Smithsonian of natural history"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019
Donna was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
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59fredrickh
Houston, Texas
"Tour of National Portrait Gallery"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2019
Richard was an experienced guide and we considered this the highlight of our vacation. We wanted to see this special Smithsonian museum for years and finally got to go. It was so valuable to have someone who was able to direct us where we wanted to go, plus provide information about special events (the suffragette movement).
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
"11/10 at the air and space museum!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2019
We spent a fantastic couple of hours in the company of Donna taking us round the exhibits and sharing her extensive knowledge and little gems at each stage. Well worth the private tour and would definitely recommend
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New York City, New York
"Enjoyed Tour of Supreme Court and Library"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2019
The tour guide was excellent in sharing the back stories of US Supreme Court and Library. He was very knowledgeable and patiently answered our questions. The Supreme Court is a beautiful building inside and outside with lots of interesting stories that I would not learned about without the tour guide.
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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.