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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum + American History Museum Guided Combo Tour – Private

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Duration: 5-5.5hs Private Tour

From $105-225

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Take a combo tour of the Smithsonian’s most iconic museums on this convenient and engaging experience. This 5 to 5.5 hour private guided museum combo tour will lead you to the National Air and Space Museum before moving to the National Museum of American History. Explore how the United States is looking forward to the future by discovering everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Then Hear the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries.

 

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.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

George Washington’s Sword

The Star Spangled Banner

First Ladies’ Gowns

Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers

Buzz Aldrin’s Space Suit

Wright Brothers Flyer

Moon Boots

Spirit of St Louis

Apollo 11 Command Module

Model of the International Space Station

Moon Rock

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Latest Reviews
  • Stephen D

    We had 2 different tour guides. Donna for the Smithsonian Air and Space museum and Jennifer for the Smithsonian American History museum. Donna was wonderful and informative and really nice... even with the pouring down rain after our tour.... Then, Jennifer was so nice and she adapted to the problems we had getting to the museum.. she was so informative and really nice too. Both were just first class ladies that were so nice to be with. We wish we had more time, We would recommend both to anyone.

  • Kitty

    Glennyce, she is our fantastic tour guild. A lot of knowledge and good stuff to see in one day . I would highly recommend.

  • marcus b

    Unbelievable tour. Guide was amazing. Only way could see so much in one day was with our guide. 5 stars. Unbelievable guide

  • abalfour2017

    Smithsonian American History Museum and Air and Space Museum Our guide, Glenys, was extremely knowledgable and well prepared facilitating an informative and thoughtful guided tour. Respond

  • GinevraKent

    Visit 2 of the most popular museums in one day! Tour guide is very knowledgeable. He was able to point at the most important artifacts/works of arts on display. Tour company was also very friendly and flexible when we had to reschedule our tours several times due to some tour conflicts. Will rebook with this company in the future :)