Two Smithsonian Museums of American & Natural History: A Private TourPrivate Tour
Explore two of Washington DC's most famed Smithsonian Museums: the National Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
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You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
No tickets are required.
Gratuities, food, and drinks are not included
Meeting points: By the flagpole located at the entrance to the National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, United States
What makes this tour special
Visit two of the famed Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall in Washington DC, the fascinating National Museum of American History, and the Museum of Natural History, one of the greatest collections in the world. On your private tour, you will:
Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide.
Begin with a private tour of the National Museum of American History, where your guide will start with an overview of American history, before exploring the exhibitions in more depth.
See several artefacts underpinning the American political and cultural landscape.
Explore exhibitions that focus on America’s triumphs, tragedies, wars, and protests.
Learn about American women's history, African American history, Latino American history, and any area you have particular interests in.
Enjoy a snack and restroom break before heading to your next destination, the Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s largest collections from the natural world.
Explore the museum’s 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.
Immerse yourself in earth’s many ecosystems, including the Sant Ocean Hall, where you can see some of the smallest and largest animals in the oceans.
Explore two of America’s most iconic Smithsonian museums in three hours. You will begin your private tour at 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, immunisation and medical advancement, or breakthroughs made by women in math, science, photography, and textiles.
Next, your guide will take you into the National Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1910 and is home to one of the largest global teams studying the natural and cultural history of our beautiful planet. 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 happy to tailor the tour to suit your curiosity.
Your tour ends inside the Museum of Natural History, where you will be able to continue exploring at your leisure.
Please note: The Smithsonian museums often change operating hours. If for any reason one of the museums described is not available and your tour is altered, we will notify you in advance.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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