Smithsonian American History Museum Tour

Washington, United States

Experience hosted by Dario

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 8 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

This semi-private guided museum tour welcomes up to 8 guests to hear the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States. Spend 2.5 hours with one of our charming and knowledgeable guides visiting the unique collection of American artifacts at the National Museum of American History.
 
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History traces this ascent through a one-of-a-kind collection of items including the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about the first president, George Washington, while viewing his sword and discover how Hollywood has helped shape this country when you check out Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. Discuss segregation through the Greensboro lunch counter and the role of women through the first ladies’ gowns. This tour will help you to understand the turbulent history that has marked the United States of America.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)
The Star Spangled Banner
Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers
First Ladies’ Gowns
George Washington’s Sword
Greensboro Lunch Counter
Thomas Jefferson’s Desk
This semi-private guided museum tour welcomes up to 8 guests to hear the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States. Spend 2.5 hours with one of our charming and knowledgeable guides visiting the unique collection of American artifacts at the National Museum of American History.
 
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History traces this ascent through a one-of-a-kin…

What's included

  • Tickets
    All tickets for the Smithsonian American History Museum are provided by us.

Meet your host, Dario

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hello, I am Dario and I am dedicated to providing you with the best that the city has to offer. Me, Brenda, Richard, Meghan and Bess are licensed guides, experts on the landmarks and museums that we'll visit with you.
We will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details about Washington DC.
At the end, you'll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won't even realise how the hours have passed, and you'll be on your way to becoming a local expert yourself.
We're more than just storytellers. Young, passionate and engaging guides approach touring in a different way. We will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding our own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way.
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Hello, I am Dario and I am dedicated to providing you with the best that the city has to offer. Me, Brenda, Richard, Meghan and Bess are licensed guides, experts on the landmarks and museums that we'll visit with you.
We will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details about Washington DC.
At the end, you'll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won't even realise how the hours have passed, and you'll be on your way to becoming a local expert…
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Where you'll be

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)
The Star Spangled Banner
Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers
First Ladies’ Gowns
George Washington’s Sword
Greensboro Lunch Counter
Thomas Jefferson’s Desk

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Jane
August 2021
Our guide Meghan was a very good story teller. She was funny and knowledgeable. We had a very good time. The American History museum became my son’s favorite museum after the tour.
Jennifer
July 2021
This was a good tour for Smithsonian first timers. The museum is HUGE and, esp if you are visiting from elsewhere and won't be making regular visits, this tour is good for seeing the highlights.
Miri
July 2021
an excellent few hours. professional, interesting and enlightening. leigh is a wonderful educator, gives in depth yet accessible explanations. she is a great storyteller
Alan
June 2021
Great job!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.