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  • Address: 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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National Museum of American History Tours

The larger-than-life Star Spangled Banner gallantly streams from the walls of the National Museum of American History in Washington DC. This top-rated museum showcases the best of American memorabilia and memorializes iconic eras, events, and people in American history. The most popular exhibit is the original Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that was raised at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on September 14, 1814 to celebrate a victory over the British forces in the war of 1812. Another popular exhibits showcase dresses American First Lady’s have worn. Other significant artifacts include Archie Bunker’s chair, Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and a replica of an 18th-century Massachusetts home.

The National Museum of American History opened in 1964 under a different name. The Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Its basic mission is the collection, care, and study of objects that reflect the experience of the American people. For anyone interested in history, the American experience, and quirky artifacts, the National Museum of American History is a must-see museum in Washington DC.

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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Museum of American History Through Music Small Group Tour, Washington DC, null
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Museum of American History Through Music Small Group Tour

Join us as we travel through time and explore US history with a musical twist! Learn about the origins and controversies of America’s national anthem, discover ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.50
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, ... 
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore the best of American history while taking a step into its future on this combo tour at the Smithsonian. On this 5 to 5.5 hour private tour, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $125.00
Private Guided Tour of the National Museum of American History, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Guided Tour of the National Museum of American History

Join this 2 to 2.5 hour private tour of the National Museum of American History to learn about the relatively short but immensely rich history of the United ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs

From USD $69.00
Small Group Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small Group Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the best of American history while taking a step into its future on this combo tour at the Smithsonian. On this 5 to 5.5 hour small group tour, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $125.00
Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History, ... 
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Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $119.00
Private Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $125.00
National Museum of American History Small-Group Tour, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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National Museum of American History Small-Group Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Join this 2 to 2.5 hour small group tour of the National Museum of American History to learn about the relatively short but immensely rich history of the ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs

From USD $69.00
Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

See the monuments, memorials, and popular points of interest in Washington, DC on this guided, half-day, small-group tour. Enjoy a fun day of informative ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, ... 
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

3 star rating: Worth doing 41 Reviews

Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.00
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass, Washington DC, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

3 star rating: Worth doing 52 Reviews

Explore the best of Washington DC at your own pace with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and admission to up to five city attractions. Admire famous ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $69.00

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