Washington DC National Archives Building And Capitol Hill Private Tour - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Meet your guide on the corner of 9th Street NW and Constitution Ave.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Discover the United States turbulent history through works preserved in the National Archives before exploring the architectural marvels around Capitol Hill. This private, 5 to 5.5 hour tour will allow you to explore these two Washington DC icons, maximizing your time in the American capital city.

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Start at the Archives, a neoclassical building that acts as a temple to American history. Once inside. Your expert guide will introduce you to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while observing the original documents. These papers, alongside the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, are all signed by the prominent statesmen and founding fathers like Alexander Hamilton. Moving to the Public Vaults Exhibits, youll come face to face with letters from George Washington and John F. Kennedy. Youll even see the Emancipation Proclamation, which, in 1863, led to the abolishment of slavery. Finally, in the Rubenstein Gallery, youll examine more historical documents like the Magna Carta of 1297, written well before the United States was even conceived, yet pivotal in influencing the other documents that youll experience in the Archives. By the end, you will have witnessed firsthand the humble documentation that created the worlds most powerful country.

Afterwards, well talk politics and history as we trace Washington DCs evolution from a swamp to the capital of one of the worlds most influential nations. Explore the City Upon a Hill with a knowledgeable guide who will show you Capitol Hill the place where it all happens in the United States. Learn about the main buildings including the Capitol and the Supreme Court. Visit the magnificent exteriors while popping inside the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress, as well exploring Thomas Jeffersons library and inspecting a real Gutenberg Bible. The tour may include a visit to a courtroom and tickets may be available for a tour of the Capitols interior.

Inclusions

  • PrivateWalking Tour & Museum Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Available At 10Am Monday - Friday (No Sat. Or Sun.)
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including Lunch Break)
  • Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

Exclusions

  • Tour pricedoes NOT include hotelpickup ordrop-off(we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour pricedoes NOT include gratuities(optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Notes: National Archives and other attractions or museums in DC 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.