The Smithsonian National Museum of American History Semi-Private Tour

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This semi-private tour welcomes up to 8 guests to hear the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States. Spend 2.5 hours with one of our charming and knowledgeable guides visiting the unique collection of American artifacts at the National Museum of American History.


The Smithsonian National Museum of American History 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.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) • The Star Spangled Banner • Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers • First Ladies’ Gowns • George Washington's Sword • Greensboro Lunch Counter • Thomas Jefferson’s Desk

Meeting Point: By the fountain in front of the Constitution Ave entrance to the museum
Duration: 2.5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am or 1pm
Days: Daily
Includes: Tour Guide


13 years of age or older

(Per Adult)


Between 5 - 12 years of age

(Per Youth)


Between 0 - 4 years of age

(Per Infant)