Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Outside view of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Private Guided Tour of the National Museum of American History

This 2.5-hour private guided tour will give you an ever deeper understanding of the museum's various historical exhibitions.

A Historian’s Dream

Part of the renowned Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History is dedicated to preserving history and culture of the United States. A dream for any historian, the museum, located on the National Mall, offers a stunning range of exhibitions focused on telling the history of the United States, in a beautifully designed building.

The museum offers an extensive collection of exhibits spanning the history of America from early colonial times to the present day. The exhibitions cover a variety of subject areas, including politics, technology, science, culture, music, art, communication, immigration and many more.

Among the most well-known exhibits at the National Museum of American History is the Star-Spangled Banner, the American flag that flew over Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812 and is considered a symbol of national unity and patriotism. The museum also houses a variety of other important artifacts, such as Abraham Lincoln’s hat, a faithful replica of the Wright Brothers Flyer, Rosa Parks’ bus, and Thomas Edison’s first electric lightbulb.

The National Museum of American History offers visitors a mix of static exhibits and interactive presentations. Visitors have the opportunity to view historical objects, hear personal stories, experience multimedia presentations, and participate in hands-on activities.

The museum also hosts various special exhibits that deal with specific topics or eras in American history. These exhibitions offer visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into specific aspects of history and explore different perspectives.

In addition to the exhibitions, the National Museum of American History also offers lectures, screenings, workshops, and other events to provide visitors with a comprehensive experience and to bring American history to life in a variety of ways.

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