Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Washington, US
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Join this captivating 2.5 hour semi-private guided tour of the National Museum of American History and immerse yourself in the rich and fascinating history of the United States. With a maximum of 8 guests, this intimate tour allows you to get up close and personal with some of the most captivating pieces on display in this one-of-a-kind gallery. Discover the actual banner that inspired the country's national anthem, learn about the first president, George Washington, and marvel at Dorothy's ruby red slippers from the iconic film, The Wizard of Oz. From the Civil Rights Movement to Hollywood's influence, this tour delves into the exciting and controversial history that has shaped the United States into the superpower it is today. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey through American history.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the United States
  • See iconic objects such as Dorothy’s ruby red slippers
  • Discover the collection of first ladies’ gowns
  • Explore the Greensboro lunch counter, symbol of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Gain a deeper understanding of this vast and controversial country
  • Semi-private museum tour
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Professional tour guide
  • Semi-private" means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum
  • Tour price does not include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend uber or taxi)
  • Tour price does not include gratuities (optional)
  • Tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

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Welcome to the Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max. This 2.5-hour tour offers an immersive experience, taking you on a journey through the rich history of the United States of America. Led by passionate guides, you will explore captivating exhibits that showcase the diverse and significant moments that have shaped the nation.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can expect to delve into the fascinating stories behind America's heritage. Marvel at iconic artifacts like the actual banner that inspired the country's national anthem and George Washington's sword. Discover the impact of Hollywood on American culture as you encounter Dorothy's ruby red slippers. The collection also includes a remarkable display of first ladies' gowns and the famous Greensboro lunch counter, symbolizing the Civil Rights Movement. Be prepared to gain a deeper understanding of the exciting and sometimes controversial history that has molded this vast nation.

Who is this for?

The Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour is designed for history enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and curious minds looking to explore the essence of the United States. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from abroad, this tour offers an engaging perspective on the nation's journey. This experience is suitable for individuals, groups, and families alike, ensuring an inclusive and enlightening adventure for all.

Why Book This?

Uncover the unique selling points and advantages of this tour as it offers a semi-private experience with a maximum of eight guests. Unlike larger group tours, this smaller setting allows for a more personalized and intimate exploration of captivating exhibits. With passionate guides leading the way, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in meaningful discussions, and absorb knowledge at your own pace. This Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour promises an immersive experience that will leave you with a profound appreciation for America's past.

Good to Know

For your convenience, the tour meets at the fountain in front of the Constitution Ave Entrance. The total duration of this experience is 150 minutes, offering ample time to explore the museum's incredible collection. Please note that certain inclusions and exclusions apply, details of which can be obtained from the tour provider. Prepare to be enthralled by the astonishing stories and artifacts that await you throughout the journey.


Past visitors have expressed their satisfaction with the Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour, praising the knowledgeable guides and the meaningful insights gained during their visit. They appreciate the smaller group size, which allows for a more personalized experience. These reviews highlight the captivating nature of the exhibits and the impressive storytelling that brings American history to life. Visitors have left feeling enlightened, inspired, and with a deepened appreciation for the rich heritage of the United States. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to explore America's history through the lens of this renowned museum.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

National Museum of American History

Meet for this 2.5 hour, small-group tour at the National Museum of American History a little before your departure time. There are two departure times offered for this tour. 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. Plus, 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.



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Fantastic tour!! We loved every bit and thought our tour guide was wonderful. She walked us through in less than 3 hours and saw all the highlights! Very knowledgeable and focused on the key aspects. It was great and well worth it! What a great tour!! Highly recommend it!

Ian H

Maribeth is a natural story-teller, which is a trait that you'd hope for in a tour guide. American history is a natural page-turner, and Maribeth helps it come alive, even moreso. But she's also a gifted organizer, which benefits everyone in her group, whether they realize it or not.


My husband and I were guided by Christopher through the Natural History museum and had a PHENOMENAL time! Christopher was highly knowledgeable and passionate about the museum displays, and his enthusiasm was infectious. He was intentional about his guided tour and took care to ensure we visited exhibits that piqued our interests.Two and a half hours flew by! We would highly recommend Babylon tours to anyone wanting to further explore and receive in-depth information from a consummate professional!


The tour was very informative and held our interest throughout The 2.5 hours flew by. We could have gone more. We certainly will be back.


Our guide Leigh was outstanding. She made the exhibits come alive with her telling of the stories which made those exhibits important. She was particularly perfect for our 10 year old grandson, who she patiently engaged with to keep his interest and attention, and made the museum an experience he will remember.


Our guide Brenda was terrific! So knowledgeable and helpful. She helped us understand every exhibit we saw and gave us the context for eras and their significance in American history. We could ask questions and she clarified several historical events while we saw the actual artifacts from history. We had a great day!


My 7 yo son and I had a wonderful time on this tour. It was the right amount of time and information to keep him engaged. Kate was a good sport and let him ask all the questions he wanted in the hall of fossils!

David P

Our tour guide Richard, was outgoing and extremely informative. We completed (3) different tours in our short stay in Washington, and this was by far the most enjoyable one.

Marie Z

Rebecca was fantastic. So much to see and she hit all the right top things to see as well as providing some interesting details. She is extremely knowledgeable about American history.


We thoroughly enjoyed our Smithsonian Museum tour!!! Annemarie was amazing, so knowledgeable about American history and made the experience very memorable. Highly recommend this tour and Annemarie as a tour guide!!!
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