How do you get to the Smithsonian? (With DC By Foot, of course!)
In reality, it depends – which one do you want to go to? There are 19 museums AND the National Zoo – not to mention a 20th museum near completion! You can’t possibly see everything there is to see. In fact, if you spent 1 minute at each exhibit it would take more than 258 years to see them all, but we’re to help make sure you see the highlights.
We offer 2 hour tours that highlight 1-2 different Smithsonian museum exploring the highlights on the National Mall in our enthusiastic and entertaining way. We do NOT see everything… but we will endeavor to show you the coolest things on display. This is not a standard museum tour – expect intrigue and laughter (inside voices, though!)
We offer special rates for our Smithsonian Museum tours for groups of 10 or less. Email us for more information!
Air & Space Smithsonian Museum Tours
Houston, we have a problem – too many artifacts related to our aviation history to see on one tour! We’ll fly through the most visited of the Smithsonian museums, the Air & Space Museum, to see such gems as the Wright Brothers’ 1903 flyer, the command module from Apollo 11, and the Spirit of St. Louis!
Meet your guide outside on Mall Side (Jefferson Drive) of the Air and Space Museum by sculpture Ad Astra in the center.
Natural History Smithsonian Museum Tours
The T.Rex from Night at the Museum? Yeah, that’s in NYC but we have an elephant in the rotunda! But never fear, the Natural History museum has fossils galore. If bones aren’t your thing, we’ll take you to see the Hope Diamond and the largest collection of vertebrates!
Meet your guide outside on Mall Side (Madison Drive) of the Natural History Museum by the large rock on the right side
American History Smithsonian Museum Tours
Referred to loving by DC guides as the “Museum of Pop Culture”, American History isn’t all that old, so our history museum has things like: Muppets, Julia Child’s kitchen, Judy Garland’s ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz! But it has one great historic artifact that everyone should see – the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that flew over Ft. McHenry and inspired… well, the star-spangled banner!
Meet your guide outside on Mall Side (Madison Drive) of the American History Museum by the Good Humor truck.
National Gallery of Art Museum Tours(technically, this one isn’t a Smithsonian but we love it anyways!)
Rembrandt, Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Titian – the National Gallery of Art has works from some of the most well-known artists. With ever changing exhibits, this 45 minute highlight tour explores the traditional art of the West Wing (of the Art Gallery, not the White House!).
The main draw of this stop – the only work of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Americas – Ginevra De’Benci.
Meet your guide at the base of the steps at the Mall Side (Madison Drive) of the National Gallery of Art.