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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday

It`s awesome to see all of that aircraft's ships and rest of staff. Entrance is for free, to see everything just reserve minimum 3 hours.

Thank Damian00
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is my favorite and not only because it is the most visited museum in the United States and the second most visit in the world, but because it is so much fun. It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in...More

Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Air & Space Museum offers a wide variety of Aircraft, including those from past wars to commercial airliners. The museum provides visitors with many informative boards describing the history and purposes for many of the aircraft. Each section of the museum portrays a...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed yesterday

Recently visited this museum and it is free and open 364 days a year. I recommend taking a tour so you can see the highlights. The museum was busy with lots of people, so it was nice to take a tour with our guide Jim....More

Thank travelbug02818
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most of the museums in DC are free, including this one. The museum was great!! We purchased the flight stimulator and had a great time!

Thank World2Dream
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice clean museum but I have actually been to other air museums that had more exhibits than this one. The virtual reality simulators were interesting but don’t expect a Disney type experience.

Thank WHJ1465
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible museum with fantastic exhibits. The paid exhibits are expensive but definitely worth it if you can spare $10 per person. Only downside is the security staff can be very rude. Once you’re past the security checks the museum is fantastic and very very...More

Thank Samuel G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun for kids! A good museum, but not exciting, I expected far more better display. The simulator rides are not worth the money.

Thank Floridian_2009
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited the National Air and Space Museum many times over the years. On our last visit, we had the pleasure of having a tour narrated by Dave Baer, an American Airlines pilot, that is a volunteer at the museum. We learned more in...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always, always crowded with families and field trips. Lots of homeless around, too. Exhibits are incredible.

Thank NLB52
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SGMac
November 12, 2017|
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Response from ananole | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive prior to start, get on list. Don't expect to walk right in and have a space available for next start time during peak season.
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SGMac
November 12, 2017|
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Response from RichardMeg | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up, no need to reserve
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thesassysurfer
July 29, 2017|
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Response from jordantps | Reviewed this property |
The only free parking is on the street, and they are hard to come by, particularly on weekends. There is underground parking, and other paid spaces nearby.
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