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  1. United States
  2. Washington, DC
  3. National Museum of American History

Air & Space and American History Museum: Guided Combo Tour

Product ID: 128238
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Explore America’s past and future on this 5 to 5.5-hour combo tour of two of the Smithsonian’s most iconic museums. The passionate expert guides will entertain and inform you on the highlights of each museum, maximizing your experience and time.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 - 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour with a personal local touch
  • See Highlights of the National Museum of American History including The Star Spangled Banner and Dorothy’s Ruby red slippers.
  • Visit the National Museum of Air & Space including the 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module
  • Choose between small group or private tour options
Full description
Start at the the National Air and Space Museum to learn all about the country’s more futuristic side. From the Apollo 11 Command Module to real moon rocks, this museum features some of the most out-of-this-world artifacts. Talk about Buzz Aldrin when you examine his space suit as well as moon boots and models of the International Space Station. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis. Discover the history of the world’s leading air and space program including the innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. There’s even freeze dried ice cream in the gift shop to complete the experience.

Then after a break for lunch, move to the National Museum of American History, which 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.

Please note: the Air & Space Museum is currently under massive construction and will remain as such for multiple years. This means that many of the exhibits  described may not be on display. The tour will be adjusted based on the changing stages of this renovation.
Includes
  • Professional, local expert guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the National Museum of American History
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the National Air and Space Museum
  • Transport by private vehicle between the museums
  • Private or Small-group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please bring valid photo ID
• A maximum of 8 people are permitted on each tour
• For semi-private tours, a minimum of 2 participants are required. If this is not met, an alternative date or refund will be offered
• National Museum of American History & the National Air and Space Museum may be subject to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases the supplier is unable to provide refunds or discounts
• Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour
• Only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security
• Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. In these cases your guide will provide the information about the rooms contents before entering these specific rooms
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Babylon Tours DC

Product ID: 128238