Skip-the-Line National Archives & Capitol Hill Tour - 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 :
    National Archives Research Center, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
  • Return Details :
    United States Capitol, First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) 5 to 5.5 hour guided combo tour explores these two Washington DC icons, maximizing your time in the American capital city. Discover the United States turbulent history through works preserved in the National archives before exploring the architectural marvels around Capitol hill.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: The National archives Museum, Washington DC, District of Columbia

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 Finally, in the Rubenstein Gallery, youll examine more historical documents like the Magna Carta of 1297, written well before the United States was even conceived, yet pivotal in influencing the other documents that youll experience in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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Capitol hill, Washington DC, District of Columbia

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Supreme Court, Washington DC, District of Columbia

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Library of Congress, Washington DC, District of Columbia

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington DC, District of Columbia

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.

Duration: 45 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

SKIP-THE-LINE SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR ("SEMI-PRIVATE" MEANS GROUP IS NEVER MORE THAN 8 GUESTS MAX)

Professional Tour Guide

Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)

Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

Skip The Line Entry to National Archives

Passes to the House of Representatives and or the Senate Provided by guide at the end of the tour.

Entry/Admission - The National Archives Museum

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

Not wheelchair accessible

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.

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Notes: National Archives 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

We as ask that all guests bring a face mask. Outdoors masks are not mandatory, however for entry to certain venues it may be required. All indoor venues and museums still require masks to be worn when visiting inside and are currently mandatory.

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jun-2022

    Our guide, Brenda, was so much fun and full of interesting little tidbits and stories that we never would’ve learned on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it!

  • 24-May-2022

    If you truly want to know the back story this your is for you! To understand what this country was founded on is not what you learned in school only there is a lot more to the story!

  • 12-May-2022

    Donna was wonderful - engaging, so informative and a pleasure to have as our tour guide. We had our own personal "history expert" which made the tour so memorable and is sure to be the highlight of our trip!

  • 22-Apr-2022

    Rebecca was very knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. She made everything more interesting and while my wife and I had visited the archives before, this deeper dive experience for us, and our 12yo grandson, was outstanding!

  • 11-Apr-2022

    Donna provided us with an insightful tour - full of historic details and information that we would not have gathered on our own. Her breadth and depth of knowledge was impressive and her ability to share with us was remarkable. The only way to see this monument is with a private tour - and we were extremely fortunate to have Donna as our guide. Book now!!

  • 13-Nov-2021

    Amazing tour!! Brenda made everything more interesting and more colorful!! We learned a lot. She made it the highlight of our trip (we had done a lot and did a lot of other tours). Brenda made it worthwhile!!!!

  • 08-Mar-2020

    I feel very blessed. I booked the semi-private tour of the national archives and capital building. The tour is for a maximum of 8 people, but nobody else arrived so I was lucky to have the tour all to myself. Richard was my tour guide. I’m not sure how other guides are, but Richard was absolutely amazing. I could tell that Richard really enjoys what he does and the man really knows his history! We started at the National Archives and saw the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Magna Carta, Guginhem Bible, and more. Richard took me to the Capital building and his friend Wayne was was nice to give us tickets to the senate and House of Rep. The tour also included the Library of Congress and Supreme Court and views inside the court room. In between we got lunch at the cafeteria. I really could have just done this tour and been satisfied with my one day visit to D.C. I want to thank Richard for his passion for history, the amount of information he shared with me and the distance of walking he did, the patience he had at rhe gift shops :-) , and for him asking Wayne to give us the generous tour of the Capital Building. I will remember the tour forever.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Our family of four with two teen boys Had a great tour with Terry today ! We were hesitant about booking such a long tour with teens but it’s divided well with National Archives in the morning and then a break for lunch and then the Supreme Court , library of Congress and capitol. Terry was a font of information and answered all the varied questions our family threw at him with genuine interest and pleasure - and not just historical ones - being international visitors we had lots of questions about how historical events are reflected in today’s USA . We would never have gotten to go to and see all those places in the time we had nor could we have ever learnt so much on our own, would have missed out ! Great experience. Tour organisation also very professional.

  • 31-Aug-2019

    Jennifer was our tour guide. She was awesome. On a scale of 1 to 10 she was an 11. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone who is very knowledgeable and personable.