Two Smithsonian Museums of American & Natural History: A Private Tour in Washington DC

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Learn about the fascinating points in US history! The National Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History are two of the museums found on the grounds of the National Mall. Guests on this tour will have an expert tour guide escort them through the halls and exhibits, bringing more stories and anecdotes about the collections found inside!

up to 3 hrs 1 to 10 people

Good To Know

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  • Visit two Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC!
  • This entire tour is approximately 3 hours long in duration.
  • Tour is suitable for culture vultures of all ages.
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour.
  • Guests need to present bags for inspection at almost all museums and art galleries.
  • Food and water must remain in your bags at all times inside the museums.


from Two Smithsonian Museums: American & Natural History Private Tour
Visit two of the famed Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC's National Mall, the fascinating National Museum of American History, and the Museum of Natural History, one of the greatest collections in the world in three hours on this private and informative walking tour.

On your private tour, you will:

-Begin with a private tour of the National Museum of American History, where your guide will give you an overview of American history, before exploring the exhibitions in more depth
-See several artifacts underpinning the American political and cultural landscape
-Explore exhibitions that focus on America’s triumphs, tragedies, wars, and protests
-Learn about American women's history, African American history, Latin American history, and any area you have particular interests in
-Enjoy a short break before heading to your next destination, the Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s largest collections of the natural world
-Explore the museum’s highlights, including the Hope Diamond donated by Harry Winston, a T-Rex fossil, and a short film depicting the history of mammals over 200 million years
-Immerse yourself in earth’s many ecosystems, including the Sant Ocean Hall, where you can see some of the smallest and largest animals in the oceans

You will begin your private tour at the National Museum of American History, where myriad American treasures are on display.

From a flag flying during the Battle of Baltimore to photographs taken of Titanic survivors aboard the Carpathia, iconic America is yours to grab hold of - or at least see for yourself. Interested in a richer, more nuanced story of the country? Your guide will be able to take you through the museum focusing on segregation, immunization, and medical advancement, or breakthroughs made by women in math, science, photography, and textiles.

Next, your guide will take you to the National Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1910 and is home to one of the largest global teams studying the natural and cultural history of our beautiful planet. Along with its world-class research facilities, the museum houses a mix of permanent and temporary exhibits, which explore the history of the natural world – from dinosaurs and mammals to volcanic rock, meteors, and rare gemstones.

Your guide will take you through the museum’s must-see spots, but be sure to let them know if any of the exhibits are of particular interest, as they’ll be happy to tailor the tour to suit your curiosity.

Your tour ends inside the Museum of Natural History, where you will be able to continue exploring at your leisure.

- A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group
- Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places.
- National Museum of American History guided tour (free entry)
- Museum of Natural History guided tour (free entry)

- Food and drink
- Gratuities
- Hotel pick up/drop off
- Transportation

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