Washington DC: National Archives and US Capitol Guided Tour


Enjoy a skip-the-line guided tour of the National Archives and the US Capitol. Explore the exhibits which house some of the most important artifacts and documents in United States' history.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    3.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Uncover the story of the founding of the United States
    • See the original Declaration of Independence
    • Discover the home of democracy at the US Capitol
    • Tour the National Archives with an expert guide
    • See an original copy of the Magna Carta
  • Full description
    Experience the full story of US democracy from the Founding Fathers to the present day. Start your day at the steps to the National Archives, where you’ll meet your expert guide and get VIP-style entry to the building as the very first visitors of the day.

    The number-one thing visitors to the National Archives want to see are the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. That’s why you’ll go directly to the Rotunda where these documents are kept. Seeing them with your own eyes is a real treat, and your guide will be on hand to provide extra information to make this experience even more meaningful. Many visitors barely glance up to the murals above while they’re here, but your guide will tell you exactly why you shouldn’t overlook...  more
  • Includes
    • Pre-reserved National Archives entry ticket
      National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
      Pre-reserved US Capitol entry ticket
      Local guide
  • Exclude
    • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off