Wright Brothers Flyer

Aviation has always captured the mind of people, and this is your chance to see the Wright brothers' first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft.

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Explore the world's largest collection of space and aviation artifacts.
Presidential Conspiracies
From W.H. Harrison through JFK, every 20 years a president died in office. Reagan 'broke the curse' with an assassination attempt that almost killed him outside a DC Hilton.
National Gallery of Art
An extensive art museum, which features a number of artworks of Alexander Hamilton and his family.
Mary Cassatt's 'The Boating Party'
Painted at the end of the 20th century, Cassatt's oil paintings is one of the National Gallery's highlights.
Self Portrait by Van Gogh
Though the most famous portrait of Van Gogh hangs in the Musee d'Orsay, this portrait by Van Gogh is as equal a masterpiece in its attention to detail.
Monet's 'Japanese Footbridge'
Any true fan of impressionism will know the sheer delight of seeing one of Monet's garden masterpieces in real life.

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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 National Air and Space Museum. 

  • 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 the world's largest collection of historical space artifacts and aircraft 
  • Immerse yourself in highlights including the Wright Brothers Flyer and Amelia Earhart's Plane. 
  • Learn about the Space Race and the Apollo mission to the moon 

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.  

National Air and Space Museum DC

Next, take a journey out of this world to the National Air and Space Museum, which spans more than 45,000 square meters. Explore the world’s largest collection of historical space artifacts and aircraft. Let yourself be swept away into space, as you immerse yourself in the the most groundbreaking space programs in history, including the Apollo mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. 


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