National Museum of American History: Guided Tour


Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided highlights tour of the National Museum of American History, tracing the American experience from colonial times to the present. Your passionate expert guide will take you to some of the most captivating pieces.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Choose between small group or private tour options
    • See the Original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington's Sword
    • Admire Dorothy’s Ruby red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”
    • See gowns worn by "First Ladies" over the years
    • See the Greensboro Lunch Counter – a touch point of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Full description
    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 Smithsonian National Museum of American History traces this ascent through a one-of-a-kind collection of items, helping you to understand this turbulent history. Your local English speaking guide will not only be an expert on the museum, but also share a mix of historical, scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political information, background stories and surprising details with you.

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  • Includes
    • Professional guide
      2.5-hour walking tour
      Private or small group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Exclude
    • Hotel pickup or drop-off
      Food or drink
      Temporary exhibits
      Gratuities (optional)