Smithsonian Museum of American History Private Guided Museum Tour

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103 reviews   (4.89)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 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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Join this 2.5 hour exclusive guided tour of the National Museum of American History to learn about the relatively short but immensely rich history of the United States of America. Our passionate guides will take you to some of the most captivating pieces on display at this one of a kind gallery.

What's Included

Duration 2.5 Hours

Guided Museum Tour

Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

What's Not Included

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • 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 openi
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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.

What To Expect

National Museum of American History
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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Having a guide was a difference maker!
christopherbJ6915VJ, 05-01-2023
Our tour guide Richard Robinson was amazing. Such a great storyteller and he could not be stumped! He was quick with thorough and detailed answers to all of our questions.
Private Tour of American History Museum
Scott H, 31-12-2022
Brenda was great. The pace if the tour was comfortable and the knowledge on the exhibits was first rate. Brenda kept everyone’s attention and was patient with questions from the kids. Overall it was just what we hoped for in a private guided tour.
Marvelous experience.
LeePomeroy, 17-12-2022
Marvelous experience. My wife and I were delighted with the whole tour. It's a real jump back in the past that gives you an overview on American history. It was truly an amazing experience. Highly recommended.
akpconner, 23-11-2022
Awesome tour and fantastic tour guide (Rebecca)!!! Loved the museum, exhibits, variety, and learning! Would recommend
Great tour but pricey
Stephanie_S, 19-12-2022
We had a great tour at the American History Museum. Bess, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, professional, and kept the tour on time. She definitely enhanced our experience at the Smithsonian. I do think the price was a little too steep for the 2.5 hour tour.

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