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National Museum of American History
National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

Free admission
14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Practical Info

The National Museum of American History is located on the National Mall. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution, and therefore admission is free for all guests. There are some simulator rides inside the museum, each of which has a fee to ride. Each floor has its own theme – from transportation and technology to American ideals.

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Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
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Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
$94.34 per adult
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Local DC native
Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and totally would your with him again. Kept the kids engaged - really open to perspective of history. He was born and raised in Wash DC!
Sabina_G, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

star-5
A Fantastic Experience
Leah_P, Apr 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
He was the most memorable experience! His patience, warm and knowledge, his humor. He gave us historical information beyond what was on the signs that really added to our experience. It was definitely worth it!
star-5
Great time
Robin_W, Apr 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
It was a great experience. Tony was so sweet and fun!! There is so much to see and to do there. I highly recommend this experience.
star-5
Well guided!
DAVID_D, Apr 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Richard was a wonderful museum guide. He helped us navigate the huge museum. It's a truly giant place and you could spend days there. Richard got us to the exhibits of most interest to us along with many others. He also had many stories behind much of the history we were examining.
star-5
Great experience!
Enesta_J, Feb 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - 8ppl Max
The tour guide was thorough, kind & knowledgeable! She picked great selections in the museum to highlight. She made everyone feel included.
star-5
Loved it!
Elizabeth_W, Apr 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Our guide Rebecca was fantastic- she had lots of stories and interesting facts about historical events - she made the tour come alive - not easy to do for our 8 yr old son!
star-5
Great tour!
Randy_M, Jun 2021
Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
Brenda, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and allowed us to add a stop onto the tour! She also toured the museum with us and pointed out the highlights!!!
star-5
Sunday with Tony
Mark_M, Apr 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Tony was extremely informative and was helpful with locating local restaurants to have dinner. We highly recommend him as he’s a wonderful tour guide.
star-5
Great way to see the Museum of American History
Gina_T, Jun 2021
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - 8ppl Max
Brenda was fabulous. It is not easy to satisfy an age spread of 16-71, but she did! Her knowledge and ability to customize the tour to your preferences was outstanding. Tip: Husband had been before, but said he wished he had taken a tour because there was so much he didn't see. So worth going with a pro.
star-5
Great time. Bess was great.
Leslie_P, Mar 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Seeing George Washington's uniform and the first ladies gowns. Sad that Lincolns hat was not on display.
star-5
Extraordinary Experience!!
Rosalba_K, Mar 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
This was such an amazing experience! Tony our private tour guide has a wealth of knowledge, so impressed with how much he shared. Tony was professional, friendly and patient.
star-5
Doug was exactly the...
Kathy_C, Mar 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Doug was exactly the guide that we were hoping for!. My granddaughter is studying American History and requested that museum. Doug was so very knowledgeable, he took us through the museum showing us so many fascinating treasures - we would never have seen by ourselves. The First Ladies wing was my granddaughters favorite, and the clock was right up there in our most memorable.. we couldn’t have been more grateful to Doug.
star-5
Great experience
Melanie_P, Mar 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Our tour guide was great and full of stories about everything. We loved the First Ladies dresses and the Star Spangled banner.

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