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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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American History Comes to Life
Brenda was a great guide. My 9 year old son was on the tour and he loved how she made American history interesting and relatable by bringing everything to life. This was my first time visiting the Museum of American History and it was beneficial to have someone point out the popular exhibits and provide a guide of where everything is for us to visit after the tour.
Christina_H, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

star-5
Wonderful educational experience
Rodney_K, Jul 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - 8ppl Max
Our group came from Iowa, Arizona and Florida. Having a guided tour of such a large and interesting museum was a special event for all of us.
star-5
Awesome tour!
GaryM, May 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Tony is a great guide. He knows the museum like the back of his hand and always has an interesting story. Great experience!
star-5
Fantastic tour.
William_J, May 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
Incredible tour - really informative and enjoyable. Our guide Brenda was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Local DC native
Sabina_G, May 2022
Smithsonian Museum of American History Guided Tour - Private Tour
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!
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
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 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
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
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
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 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.
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