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Private Guided Tour in National Archives Building

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Explore the works preserved in the National Archives on a private tour. Learn the history and significance of original documents like the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and The Federalist papers, and see hand written letters from George Washington and John F Kennedy. This private tour can be customized to suit your interests and goes beyond the normal tourist sights to dig deeper into US History.
  • Explore the National Archives on a private tour
  • See the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution up close
  • View the original Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers
  • Get informed historical insights from your private guide
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Guided Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 1.5 - 2 Hours
Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed
  • Notes: National Archives and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Private Guided Tour in National Archives Building?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Really engaging tour
, Mar 2020
Glennyce was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about the archives and the documents and really engaging in her presentation. We were really happy with the tour and HIGHLY recommend!
Great Tour, Fantastic Guide
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour! Richard was a fantastic guide. I've toured the archives several times with a variety of groups, and I have never enjoyed the visit so much. I also learned more in the first 15 minutes of the tour with Richard than I have in all of my past tours combined. He is extremely knowledgeable and has passion for early American history. He guided the tour in such away that I felt like I didn't have anyone around me for viewing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He also navigated around large tour groups and school groups so I never felt like I was part of a crowd or unable to see an of the other displays. Overall, his insight and information that he shared made this tour one of the best I've ever had. Definitely ask for Richard when you book a semi-private or private tour.
National Archives Building tour
William G
, Dec 2019
Our guide helped to make our tour of the National Archives building both informative and very interesting. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in our nation's history.
our visit
, Aug 2019
skip the line part was FANTASTIC. guide was great, very friendly, very knowledgeable. I could've spent a few more hours lookin through exhibits.
Only way to see the Archives!
, Apr 2019
Jennifer Oh was our tour guide. She checked in with us twice before the tour to make sure we knew where to meet her and the tour was amazing. She made it interesting for kids and adults a like and she knows her stuff! Really, really great tour guide!

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