Private Tour of Two Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC

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From $140.00

23 reviews   (4.43)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour is the ultimate All-American story told through the Smithsonian Museums, in the US capital city of Washington DC, taking you on private tours to both the National Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History.

Your private tour will start at the National Museum of American History, where you’ll learn the vast sweep of American history. Enjoy a guided meander through the museum whilst learning about America’s socio-political and cultural history, from medical advancement to wars, from slavery to segregation, from tragedies to triumphs, and the breakthroughs made for ‘herstory’ by female mathematicians, artists, and artisans.

Next, you’ll take a short break before heading to the Museum of Natural History, where your private guide will show you the highlights of the museum and any new must-see temporary exhibits. If there are any particular exhibits you're curious about, please let your guide know, as they'll happily tailor the tour for you.

What's Included

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group

Entrance to Smithsonian museums of American History & Natural History

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Gratuities (optional)

Hotel pickup/drop-off

Transportation on the day (if required)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

National Museum of American History
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 artefacts 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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Family fun
Matthew_S, 08-01-2023
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, sharing little known facts and interacting with the kids to keep them engaged.
Excellent tour with a real pro!
Grant_H, 29-12-2022
I’m so glad we hired a guide for the two big museums in DC. We’re a family with 2 teens. Kate knew exactly where all the exhibits were located and guided us right to them through some pretty heavy crowds. She was also very familiar with even the “temporary” exhibits. Kate had some fun surprises up her sleeve that brought the exhibits to life. She inquired to the exhibits we were most interested in seeing. My teens really related to the ways she brought the people behind the exhibits to life!! 5 stars all the way!!
Wonderful Visit
Donna_W, 24-12-2022
The Smithsonian museums are huge. Without our tour guide, John, it would have been overwhelming. John was very knowledgeable and focused. He really helped us get the most out of our visit. We walked our legs off, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
John was knowledgeable,...
Sharon_M, 09-12-2022
John was knowledgeable, friendly and very organized. We had a wonderful visit to two Smithsonian museums, and he made sure we saw all the highlights. And, we had a few laughs along the way, too.
John was a very nice,...
Michael_B, 31-12-2022
John was a very nice, positive, helpful tour guide. I wish the tour could go more places, but I enjoyed returning to both of these places after a long absence.

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