Exclusive Tour: National Archives & Portrait Gallery
13 Ratings

This exclusive 5.5 hour led dual expedition will enable you to study these two distinctive landmarks of Washington DC, optimally utilizing your time in the US capital. Unravel the tumultuous past of the United States with preserved artifacts in the National Archives, followed by a tour of the architectural wonders on Capitol Hill.

Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Exclusive Tour Guide
  • Guided Walking and Museum Tour
  • Private Transport Between Locations
  • 5.5-Hour Tour Including Lunch Break
  • Rain Or Shine Assurance
  • Skip-The-Line Access to National Archives
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)
Additional Information
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: National Archives and other attractions or museums 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 Museum
Constitution 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
(13 Ratings)
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Mar 17, 2024
Best for Last! - Annemarie was amazing! She was thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable. She shared interesting stories and knew where to take us throughout the tour just by figuring out who we were as tourists and catered to us for our experience. I can’t thank her enough for making our last day in Washington DC a memorable one.
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Mar 15, 2024
Deep History Come Alive! - Annemarie was a great guide and super knowledgeable! We had all ages in our group and she was able to make deep dives into history accessible to all of us!
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Jul 4, 2023
Amazing Archives and Capitol Hill Tour - Mary Anne did a great job educating us and showing us all the highlights despite having to navigate some street and building closings. We learned a lot and kids enjoyed it!
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Jun 28, 2023
Great tour - Brenda was a great tour guide that was able to answer all the questions and tell interesting stories.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 18, 2022
Great Tour and VERY informative - Richard did a great job and used his unique ability as a story teller to convey an easy understanding of the subjects in a very informative way.
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Sep 13, 2022
National Archives - Richard was great, I would highly recommend him to friends and family. He was great with communicating with the group.
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Jun 6, 2022
Phenomenal - Richard was Amazing!!! He guided us on two tours yesterday. We could not have had a better guide ever! He also went above and beyond and helped us get 2 tables combined at a local restaurant last night. Words cannot express how engaging he is. Our family was blown away with his knowledge. We all feel like we have a new beat friend in DC. We plan on keeping in touch, as our daughter lives here and wants to book him for her future tours. We loved every minute and was sad when our day came to a close.
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Apr 11, 2022
America! - Babylon has the best guides. Kimberly was a scholar and we enjoyed our time at the archives. Definitely do this tour right at 10am when the gallery opens so you beat the crowd.
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Mar 6, 2022
Exceptional - Knowledgeable and professional and know history very well. She leaves room to ask questions. Good sense of humor.
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Jan 1, 2022
Winter Vacation - Brenda was great! Very informative. She answered our questions thoroughly. She had handouts for additional information.
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
April 2024