Smithsonian Museum Hop – America’s Past and Future (Museum of American History and Air and Space Museum)
- WASHINGTON D.C. /
- Smithsonian Museum Hop – America’s Past and Future (Museum of American History and Air and Space Museum)
Discover more about this tour
Take a combo tour of the Smithsonian’s most iconic museums on this convenient and engaging experience. This 5 hour semi-private tour welcomes up to 8 guests on a visit to the National Museum of American History before moving to the National Air and Space Museum. Hear the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries and then explore how the United States is looking forward to the future by discovering everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings.
Start at the National Museum of American History, which traces this ascent through a one-of-a-kind collection of items 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. Discuss segregation through the Greensboro lunch counter and the role of women through the first ladies’ gowns. This tour will help you to understand the turbulent history that has marked the United States of America.
Then after a break for lunch, move to the National Air and Space Museum to learn all about the country’s more futuristic side. From the Apollo 11 Command Module to real moon rocks, this museum features some of the most out-of-this-world artifacts. Talk about Buzz Aldrin when you examine his space suit as well as moon boots and models of the International Space Station. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis. Discover the history of the world’s leading air and space program including the innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. There’s even freeze dried ice cream in the gift shop to complete the experience.
Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) • George Washington's Sword • The Star Spangled Banner • First Ladies’ Gowns • Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers • Buzz Aldrin’s Space Suit • Wright Brothers Flyer • Moon Boots • Spirit of St Louis • Apollo 11 Command Module • Model of the International Space Station • Moon Rock
Meeting Point: By the entrance of American History Museum
Starting Time Options: 10am
Includes: Tour Guide; Museum Entry; Lunch Break Between Museums; Private Transportation Between Museums
13 years of age or older
Between 5 - 12 years of age
Between 0 - 4 years of age