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Private Guided Tour: The Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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    Stop At: National Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave NW Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560

    From a ragtag group of colonists to one of the world’s super powers, the United States has made quite a name for itself. The National Museum of American History traces this path through a unique collection of objects 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. Visit the extensive collection of first ladies’ gowns to the Greensboro lunch counter that embodies the Civil Rights Movement. This tour will help you to understand the exciting and oftentimes controversial history behind this vast country.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., 600 Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560

    The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the city’s most important institutions, like the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isn’t just for the fat cats on Capitol Hill – it’s also yours to explore.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Guided Museum Tour
    • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
    • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    Exclusions
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • Notes: American History Museum and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

    Museums can be overwhelming and in a city such as DC and the Smithsonian where to start isn’t easy. So we decided to book a guided tour which was worth it. We got to see the highlights in a structured order with great insights by...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Karen B
    Reviewed June 28, 2019

    I had Brenda as my guide and she was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly, engaging, she knew her history and she made the exhibits come alive. The Smithsonian museums have amazing collections so I am sure I would have enjoyed the visit regardless, but having Brenda as...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank takingitglobal
    Reviewed May 11, 2019

    Awesome visit. Tours were very good. Guides very knowledgeable. Next time will will only schedule one tour a day so we can spend more time in one place. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Venture149230
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