Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Return Details :
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this 5 to 5.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided combo tour, our local guide will discuss American history and shed light on why these DC landmarks are so important. Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington national cemetery and National museum of american history.

Highlights

Step back in time on a history tour

Get inside tips from a local

Small group ensures personal service

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Arlington national cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Start at the Arlington national cemetery, a sobering reminder of the realities of war. Its a beautiful tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like those of President John F. Kennedy or of military genius General William Sheridan. Well even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. The cemetery is even home to memorials commemorating the disasters of space shuttles Columbia and Challenger.
Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy, your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the unknowns, you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House well visit, became one of the countrys largest national cemeteries.
After a break for lunch, follow your guide to the National museum of american history. From a ragtag group of colonists to one of the worlds super powers, the United States has made quite a name for itself. The National museum of american history traces this path through a unique collection of objects including the actual banner that inspired the countrys 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 Dorothys ruby red slippers. Visit the extensive collection of first ladies gowns to the Greensboro lunch counter that embodies the Civil Rights Movement. This tour will help you to understand the exciting and oftentimes controversial history behind this vast country.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of American History, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Start at the Arlington National Cemetery, a sobering reminder of the realities of war. Its a beautiful tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like those of President John F. Kennedy or of military genius General William Sheridan. Well even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. The cemetery is even home to memorials commemorating the disasters of space shuttles Columbia and Challenger.
Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy, your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the unknowns, you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House well visit, became one of the countrys largest national cemeteries.
After a break for lunch, follow your guide to the National Museum of American History. From a ragtag group of colonists to one of the worlds super powers, the United States has made quite a name for itself. The National Museum of American History traces this path through a unique collection of objects including the actual banner that inspired the countrys 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 Dorothys ruby red slippers. Visit the extensive collection of first ladies gowns to the Greensboro lunch counter that embodies the Civil Rights Movement. This tour will help you to understand the exciting and oftentimes controversial history behind this vast country.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., Washington DC, District of Columbia

The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the citys most important institutions, like the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isnt just for the fat cats on Capitol hill its also yours to explore.

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions

Semi-Private Walking Tour & Museum Tour

Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum

Professional Tour Guide

Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)

Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

Entry/Admission - Arlington National Cemetery

Exclusions

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)

A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed

Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Notes: American History Museum and other attractions or museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Aug-2022

    Excellent guided walking tour! Brenda was extremely knowledgeable of relevant historical facts and trivia, answered all of our many questions, and tailored the walk to include several of our personal points of interest. This Arlington visit was the highlight of our vacation to the nation's capital.

  • 23-Apr-2022

    Fantastic tour and the small group of 6-persons made it even better. Tour guide Brenda was amazing and her history knowledge was perfect and the tour.

  • 26-Jul-2021

    Doug was a great guide! He was very attentive and informative. He set a great pace for a long walk through Arlington National Cemetery. Next we toured the American History Museum. I know we would not have seen some of the places and exhibits that Doug guided us to. He is a fountain of knowledge and a great guide. Thanks for a great experience!

  • 07-Jul-2021

    Leigh is an absolutely phenomenal guide. She has a wealth of information and was engaging and fun. We saw everything that we wanted and got to see some of her favorites, too.

  • 16-Jun-2021

    Brenda was absolutely amazing!! She was so knowledgable and fun to listen to. I am so glad I opted for a guided tour. There is no way I would have gotten as much out of the experience without her!!! I could not recommend her any more highly!! Thank you Brenda!!

  • 01-Jun-2021

    We did three tours with our guide Leigh while we were in DC. I doubt we would have enjoyed the museums or Arlington Cemetery nearly as much without her. Her insider knowledge of the cemetery was invaluable. Also, we aren't the type to spend hours upon hours at a museum. She was great at showing us the best of the best at each one. I highly recommend Leigh and Babylon tours.

  • 31-May-2021

    Our guide Leigh was terrific. She had grown up in the area in a government family and was intimately connected to Washington DC. She also had worked at the cemetery itself and was able to share a level of knowledge that brought us inside the workings of the honor guard, the ceremonies and the cemetery itself. A wonderful surprisingly uplifting tour of one of the most important memorials in our country. Highly recommend the intimate nature of the tour. Walking is involved so if you can't walk at a reasonable pace to cover the areas she emphasizes you may want to take the tram tour.

  • 24-Sep-2019

    Our last day in DC was spent at Arlington Cemetery. My husband and myself decided to do a smaller tour. It was most definitely worth it. There is so much to see and learn that having a guide doubles or triples your experience I believe. We had Douglas as our guide. He was truly the best!! As we walked through Arlington, he was able to share so much history. His LOVE and passion for history showed as we wandered up the hills of Arlington. This tour was definitely worth the money paid. Thank you Douglas for making it such a memorable, thought provoking, and learning experience! My only negative is for ourselves....wish I would have had more cash on me to give him a HUGE tip. Great job!!!

  • 15-May-2019

    Our guide was informative and extremely personable ... he tailored his tour to our interests and patiently answered all of our questions ... we had a variety of ages in our group and he ensured we all kept together and could hear the information he was giving ... this tour was one of the highlights of our D.C. trip

  • 29-Nov-2018

    My wife and I joined Doug for an outstanding trip through American history. We started at Arlington National Cemetery, where Doug took us on a informative tour of the sight. He filled us in on the history of the cemetery acreage and shared stories connected to several of the headstones. We continued on to the National Museum of American History, where Doug gave the background about the various artifacts on display. The tour ended with a description of the story behind the flag that hung at Fort McHenry in 1814, the inspiration of the Star Spangled Banner. Doug was very accommodating to our wishes during the day. Well done!

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