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National Archives Museum Tours and Activities

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Home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, the National Archives Museum displays many of America’s most pivotal founding documents. Housed in a Greek revival building on the National Mall in Washington DC, the landmark invites visitors to see the priceless works, engage with interactive exhibits, and more.

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Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building

Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building

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Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

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Depart from the Washington DC Welcome Center and take a 90 minute Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

Washington DC City Day Tour with Stops at 10 Top Attractions
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Washington DC City Day Tour with Stops at 10 Top Attractions

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Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, half-day, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat-screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Private Guided Tour in National Archives Building
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Private Guided Tour in National Archives Building

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Explore the works preserved in the National Archives on a private tour. Learn the history and significance of original documents like the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and The Federalist papers, and see hand written letters from George Washington and John F Kennedy. This private tour can be customized to suit your interests and goes beyond the normal tourist sights to dig deeper into US History.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.50
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$79.50
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Skip-the-line National Archives Building Guided Tour - 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-line National Archives Building Guided Tour - 8ppl Max

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Make the most of your National Archives visit on a small-group tour that highlights both famous documents and smaller gems often missed by visitors. Going with a guide is recommended, as you’ll learn historical facts and hear anecdotes you won’t find on plaques or in guidebooks. A small group size of eight or fewer ensures ample time for questions and a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.50
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour

DC At Dusk Guided Night Tour

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Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided walking and riding sightseeing tour around the nation’s capital. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. See and learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. Includes a seasonal Potomac River cruise.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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$84.00

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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$44.10

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments — like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument — and many other hotspots. This is a great way to see many of DC’s most famous landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.75
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air, electric vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.25
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Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!
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Washington DC National Mall Night Tour - Stops at 10 Iconic Attractions!

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Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Washington DC "See the City" Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

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Experience the history and scale of Washington, DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials on a Segway tour with plenty of photo opportunities. Avoid long hours of walking between destinations, and see more the city with a guided tour. Headsets insure you can hear your guide’s insightful commentary as you whizz past prominent buildings and historic sights. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to get a good overview of the city, in order to know where to explore in more depth later.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Skip-the-Line National Archives & Capitol Hill Tour - 8ppl Max

Skip-the-Line National Archives & Capitol Hill Tour - 8ppl Max

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Immerse yourself in United States history with a visit to the National Archives and a walking tour of Capitol Hill. Explore with a small group (max 8 people) and a guide. See the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, and personal letters written by George Washington and John F Kennedy. Then embark on guided tour of Capitol Hill taking you past the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court. This tour goes beyond the tourist sights and offers visitors in depth context and history.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.10
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$143.10
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Private Guided Tour: DC National Archives Building & Capitol Hill

Private Guided Tour: DC National Archives Building & Capitol Hill

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Learn about America’s history on a half-day private tour of the National Archives and Capitol Hill. Peruse the Archives and get a closer look at some of the nation’s most important original documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Then stroll through the Capitol Hill area and listen to your guide recount the history of D.C., from a swamp to the capital of the United States of America.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.10
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$143.10
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Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites

Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Tour of Washington DC with Stops at 8 Top Sites

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Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this 4-hour Half Day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings. Tour stops at 8 top Attractions including White House, US Capitol, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Nurses Memorial. Bonus: Upgrade option available at checkout for those who would like to extend their half-day city hour into an 8-hour full day guided city tour including a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$59.00
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$59.00

Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up & Stops at 10 Sites

Washington DC Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up & Stops at 10 Sites

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See Washington DC’s best sites light up after dark on a 3-HourGuided Nighttime Tour of the National Mall and monuments. Listen to an entertaining narrated history of the capital city, then stop to explore the most important destinations, from moving tributes to America's 20th-century wars to inspiring presidential landmarks. Take in the White House and the U.S. Capitol building at their most picturesque and get the perfect orientation and overview of Washington, DC.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

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Washington DC is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide shares plenty of history, facts, and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
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  • 2 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00

Sites by Segway Tour In Washington DC

Sites by Segway Tour In Washington DC

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Experience Washington DC like never before on this guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about the history of the nation’s capital, and one of the most popular destinations in the US, while gliding around the city. See iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and many more—a perfect overview of the city for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to see the sites. Guided Segway training plus bottled water and snacks are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Half-Day Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

Half-Day Washington DC City Tour with Multi-Lingual Guide

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Washington, D.C.’s rich and storied history runs the gamut of political intrigue, scandals, murders, and some of the greatest moments in U.S. history. This fully narrated tour combines walking and driving to major sites like the White House, the Pentagon FBI building, and the National Archives. Guides narrate the stops as you travel, and the tour is available in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or English.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Private Washington DC Guided Tour

Private Washington DC Guided Tour

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See the best of Washington DC in just half a day—and beat the crowds—with this customized, private sightseeing tour. Pick a departure time that works best for you, meet your guide at your preferred location, and hop aboard a luxury SUV. You can see highlights like the White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and much more—and will learn the stories behind the sights from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.00
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Washington DC After Dark Sightseeing Night-Time Tour with Stops at 8 Top Sites

Washington DC After Dark Sightseeing Night-Time Tour with Stops at 8 Top Sites

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC that can only be experienced at night. It's a time when the powerful Lincoln Memorial is bathed in soft white light, and the Washington Monument, Capitol, and White House appear even more grandiose. Along with a knowledgeable local guide, take a tour of Washington DC well after the sun has gone down, and feel the buzz, magic, and pulse of America's capital by night.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$59.00
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Madams of DC Walking Tour

Madams of DC Walking Tour

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* Tour is offered every other Friday. Check the website for exact dates. The Madams in DC tour gives you a perspective of DC's history that you won't hear anywhere else. The Civil War completely transformed the Capital, and turned Pennsylvania Avenue into a red light district main street lined with bawdy houses, taverns, theaters, and commercial ventures. Hard to imagine, now that it's lined with monolithic government buildings! You'll learn about how the women who worked in these brothels made their way in life, and even had an impact on affairs of government. Tour is held on alternating Friday mornings and evenings.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.58
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

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Delve into the nation’s military history with a twenty-year Navy veteran as your guide on a private tour. Choose from an extensive list of museums, monuments, memorials, battlefields, cemeteries, and even the Pentagon (90 day advanced notice required) on an exclusive tour of Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Get unmatched insights and history and spend the day walking through the pages of a real life history book.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Archives Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Archives Museum costs USD 25.58. Guided National Archives Museum tours start around USD 25.58 per person.
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