National Archives Museum Semi-Private Tour
Sightseeing & traditions

National Archives Museum Semi-Private Tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy an awesome semi-private tour of the intriguing National Archives
  • See famous documents that started the foundation of the United States of America
  • Look at the pivotal Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery
  • Don't miss out on seeing this neoclassical building that is widely considered a shrine to American history
What to expect

The National Archives holds one of the most famous documents in the foundation of the United States of America. This semi-private guided tour will let you come face to face with these modest documents that gave way to one of the most influential and powerful nations in the world.The dignified neoclassical building is widely considered a shrine to American history. Starting at the National Archives Rotunda learning about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while facing the immaculately preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers both include the signatures of famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton. Onto the Public Vaults Exhibits, where letters written by presidents like George Washington and John F. Kennedy are showcased.

The United States’ rocky racial past comes to light while you see the Emancipation Proclamation. This pivotal document aided in ending slavery in the 19th century. More recent historical documents, such as the citation given to civil rights activist Rosa Parks, serve as a timestamp in documenting racial issues. Lastly, in the Rubenstein Gallery, you’ll see older documents like the Magna Carta of 1297 that influenced many of the other artifacts that are in the National Archives.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Semi-private museum guided tour
    • Entry fees
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Youth (ages 10-17)
    • Children (ages 0-9)
    Where

    700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

    Meeting point:

    Please meet at the corner of 9th St NW and Constitution Ave NW.

    What to remember
    • Semi-private has a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 2 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
    • No large bags or suitcases are allowed
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The semi-private tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Occasional closures occur without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases, there will be no refunds or discounts
    • At checkout, please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip
    • Cancellation policy: Guests can cancel up to 72 hours before the tour’s start time for a full refund. Otherwise, guests can reschedule for a fee, depending on the tour and the availability
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Babylon Tours Inc.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

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