Washington DC: Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery Private Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Washington, DC

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On this 5 to 5.5 hour private guided combo tour, our engaging local guide will discuss American history and shed light on why these DC landmarks are so important.Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington National Cemetery and National Museum of American History.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VirginiaStart at the Arlington National Cemetery, a stunning tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like those of President John F. Kennedy or of General William Sheridan. We’ll even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy, your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the Unknowns, you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House we’ll visit, became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.After a break for lunch, follow your guide to the National Museum of American History, which traces the rise of the United States through a unique collection of objects including the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about the first president, George Washington, while viewing his sword and discover how Hollywood has helped shape this country when you check out Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. By the end, you’ll understand a bit more clearly why the words American and patriot go hand in hand.Highlights of this tour combination generally include the Tomb of the Unknowns,  Gravesite of John F. Kennedy,  Arlington House, home of Robert E. Lee,  George Washington's Sword, The Star Spangled Banner,  First Ladies’ Gowns,  and Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: National Museum of American History, Washington DC, District of ColumbiaStart at the Arlington National Cemetery, a stunning tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like those of President John F. Kennedy or of General William Sheridan. We’ll even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy, your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the Unknowns, you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House we’ll visit, became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.After a break for lunch, follow your guide to the National Museum of American History, which traces the rise of the United States through a unique collection of objects including the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about the first president, George Washington, while viewing his sword and discover how Hollywood has helped shape this country when you check out Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. By the end, you’ll understand a bit more clearly why the words American and patriot go hand in hand.Highlights of this tour combination generally include the Tomb of the Unknowns,  Gravesite of John F. Kennedy,  Arlington House, home of Robert E. Lee,  George Washington's Sword, The Star Spangled Banner,  First Ladies’ Gowns,  and Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., Washington DC, District of ColumbiaThe 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 city’s 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. isn’t just for the fat cats on Capitol Hill – it’s also yours to explore.Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Private Walking Tour & Museum Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including Lunch Break)
  • Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

What’s not included

  • 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

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
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