A Museums Highlights Tour
See & experience the top exhibitions & objects featured in America's best museums on the National Mall. Along the way, I will use my background in history, civics, and design education to enrich your experience with discussion and commentary.
We'll begin at National Archives. Our visit will feature the nation's founding documents; the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.
From there we'll walk to Chinatown to see the Presidential Portraits Gallery at the National Portrait Gallery.
After lunch in Chinatown we'll visit the Hope Diamond & Hall of Fossils (yes, THE DINOSAURS) at the Museum of Natural History.
At the National Museum of American History we will highlight the top sections of the new 2 West Wing featuring the exhibition "American Democracy. " Other exhibitions include the First Ladies, the Star Spangled Banner flag, and The Price of Freedom.
This tour is customizable! Let's talk and I can craft a tour just for you and your group based on your interests!
10:00 AM National Archives: Charters of Freedom (Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence)
11:30 AM National Portrait Gallery (Presidential Portraits, Kogod Courtyard)
12:30 PM Lunch in Chinatown
2:00 PM National Museum of Natural History (Sant Ocean Hall, Fossil Hall/Dinosaurs, the Hope Diamond)
3:15 PM National Museum of American History (American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, the Star Spangled Banner flag, First Ladies and other select objects)
5:00 PM Conclusion
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Starbucks near National Archives 325 7th Street NW Washington, DC
Duration: 7 hours
This tour will start at 10:00AM and end at 5:00PM.
We will be walking for the duration of the tour. If lunch runs long we may take the Metro to the next museum (guide will provide Metro cards).
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 15 - $15 (approx) per person for lunch.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Timothy was Great! Very engaging, we are a family of four with two teens 17 and 14. He made everything interesting and provided a lot of context. I would highly recommend.