Smithsonian Nat'l Museum of American History Tour in Washington, DC

Babylon Tours10th 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.

2 to 8 people

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.


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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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithsonian National Museum of American History Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 5 hrs.

What ages are allowed on the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?  

It is located at Battery Park in New York, NY. The meeting point is inside Battery Park, on stairs opposite the entrance to Castle Clinton.

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:30 AM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?

Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; Break (Lunch/Coffee).

Do you operate 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 provided?

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

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed.