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Private Exploration: Smithsonian American History Museum Exclusive Tour

Uncover the Secrets of America's Past in Private Splendor

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Duration: 2.5hs Private Tour

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This entirely private guided museum tour will tell the tale of a ragtag group of colonists who built one of the world’s most powerful countries, the United States. Spend 2.5 hours with one of our charming and knowledgeable guides visiting the unique collection of American artifacts at the National Museum of American History.


The Smithsonian National Museum of American History traces the US’s 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 artifacts is not on loan or being restored etc.)

The Star Spangled Banner

Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers

First Ladies’ Gowns

George Washington’s Sword

Greensboro Lunch Counter

Thomas Jefferson’s Desk

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“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • JeffS JeffS

    Enjoyed our tour very much, Thanks!! Terry was terrific and really knew his stuff. I would book a tour with Babylon again.

  • Emily G Emily G

    I took my 8 year old daughter on this private tour of the American History Museum and it was fantastic! Terri was a great guide - I'd highly recommend him. He was incredibly knowledgeable and showed us fascinating parts of the museum that were perfectly appropriate for an 8 year old (and great for me too).