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Star-Spangled Banner, 1814

Let yourself be astounded by the 200 year old flag from the Battle of Baltimore, where Francis Scott Key penned "O say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave."

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History
A powerful and fascinating institution, this collection of more than 3 million artefacts captures American history and culture.
Dorothy's Original Ruby Red Slippers, 1939
Dorothy's "There's no place like home" slippers always crack the top ten list of iconic items on display at the National Museum of American History
Antibody Science
From eradicating smallpox and battling tetanus, the National Museum of American History documents the American role in antibody based therapies and diagnostics.
Women's Suffrage
Beyond gaining the right to vote, explore the advancements women have made in math, science, and art.
Fossil Hall at the Natural History Museum
Step into a history of time on earth, and see nearly 700 fossils from the T-Rex to the woolly mammoth.
Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals
Learn about the minerals, rocks, and gems that make up our natural world, while also seeing some of the world's largest gems - including the Hope Diamond.

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Private Guided Tour of Two Smithsonian Museums
This tour is the ultimate All-American story of the Smithsonian Museums, taking you on visits to both the National Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History. 
 
  • First, take a trip to the National Museum of American History  
  • See the artifacts underpinning American political landscape and     undertones, with an emphasis on American women's history and Latino American's story in the country  
  • Following this, explore one of the world's largest collections of the natural world     at the Museum of Natural History.      
  • Immerse yourself in highlights including the Hope Diamond donated by Harry     Winston, a T-Rex fossil, and a     short film depicting the history of mammals over 200 million years.  
  • Explore earth’s many ecosystems, including the Sant Ocean Hall, where you can see some of the smallest and largest animals in the oceans.  
 The National Museum of American History
 
 
First, venture through the National Museum of American History, where myriad American treasures are on display. From a flag flying during the Battle of Baltimore to photographs taken of Titanic survivors aboard the Carpathia, iconic America is yours to grab hold of - or at least see for yourself. Interested in a richer, more nuanced story of the country? Your guide will be able to take you through the museum focusing on segregation, on immunization and medical advancement, or breakthroughs made by women in math, science, photography and textiles.  
 
 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
 
Opened in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History is home to one of the largest global teams studying the natural and cultural history. Along with their world-class research facilities, the museum houses a mix of permanent and temporary exhibits, which explore the history of the natural world – from dinosaurs and mammals to volcanic rock, meteors, and rare gemstones. Your guide will take you through the museum’s must-see spots, but be sure to let them know if any of the exhibits are of particular interest, as they’ll be happily tailor the tour to suit your curiosity.
 
Your tour ends at the museum of natural history, where you will be able to continue exploring at your leisure. 
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