Exclusive Guided Tour: National Archives & American History Museum
23 Ratings
Embark on an exclusive guided tour of the National Archives and American History Museum in Washington DC. Skip the line and discover the founding documents, iconic artifacts, and fascinating stories that shaped the United States of America.
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Private tour with dedicated tour guide
  • Includes both walking tour & museum visit
  • Private transportation between locations
  • 5.5-hour experience with lunch break
  • Tour operates regardless of weather
What's Not Included
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Additional Information

This exclusive 5.5-hour combo tour allows guests to bypass the line and explore the two essential museums in Washington DC. This is an ideal approach to study the living social experiment that is the United States of America! Begin with our inaugurating manuscript, culminate with an investigation of subsequent events. Our guides offer narratives, insights, and personal accounts to illuminate the dynamic outcomes.

Frequent highlights include (but are not restricted to):

  • The authentic Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The 1297 Magna Carta
  • Lincoln’s Top Hat
  • The First Ladies exhibit
  • Dorothy’s Sparkling Red Shoes
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: The National Archives & American History Museum 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.
National Archives Research Center
Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Meet your guide on the corner of 9th Street NW and Constitution Ave.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Mar 14, 2024
VIP Tour and Access - Donna was wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable and kind. This was a great tour and we covered a great deal of ground in 90 mins.
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Feb 21, 2024
Amazing tour - very detailed and thoughtful - Truly amazing. Richard was beyond excellent. My family and I had a wonderful time. Richard made it very engaging even for my 10 and 12 year old.
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Dec 30, 2023
Great Tour - Donna was a great tour guide. Although the archives are undergoing a remodel set to last six months she made the most of the in-progress condition with good stories and facts
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Nov 9, 2023
Learnt so much about America - Excellent tour by Rebecca, she tailored the visit to match our preferences and never failed to know the answer to our questions. Pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable day, thanks. Only negative point was in the pre tour information that gave two different meeting points so I had to call them to sort it out
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Oct 24, 2023
THE Best Story Teller in DC - Richard brought history alive through storytelling! His connections and personal experiences around DC made this tour! I spent 7 days in DC and he was by far the best guide. Richard went above and beyond and sent me information for my daughter and to share with her school.
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Jan 2, 2023
Freedom is not free - Visiting Arlington, viewing the changing of the guard, visiting the grave site of President Kennedy and reading the tombstone names if so many American heroes is sobering but also generates a visceral sense of gratitude. We are reminded why we remember and honor all of the men and women who serve and defend our democracy.
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Sep 23, 2022
Loved this Tour! - Donna was the best tour guide, so knowledgeable and inspiring! Arlington Cemetery was unbelievable! Plan on walking a lot, wear comfortable shoes. Highly recommend!
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Sep 10, 2022
10/10 experience - We had Richard! He was incredibly knowledgeable and a delight. 10 out of 10 would recommend to a friend!
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Aug 11, 2022
Arlington National Cemetery private tour - I would highly recommend Doug as your tour guide. He knew so much history. It was a great experience.
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May 20, 2022
Arlington Cemetary and History museum tour - Brenda was an excellent guide and knew the history very very well! Her attention to detail and concern for all members of our group was excellent. Favorite parts of tours were the changing of the guard which included a wreath ceremony and the early wars of independence in the museum.
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
April 2024