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National Archives & Capitol Hill PRIVATE TOUR with Guide

by Babylon Tours
per traveler Price is $105
*Pricing based on group of 7 travelers
Duration: 5h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Private Guided Combo Tour

  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch

  • Learn about Declaration of Independence & the Constitution

  • Marvel at the Breathtaking Library of Congress

  • Visit the Supreme Court

Highlights

  • Private Guided Combo Tour

  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch

  • Learn about Declaration of Independence & the Constitution

  • Marvel at the Breathtaking Library of Congress

  • Visit the Supreme Court

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10:00 AM, Private Archives + Capitol Hill - Guided Combo Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $449, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

10:00 AM, SAVE! Book Semi-Private Archives + Capitol Hill Guided Combo Tour in English

Duration 5h

Save some money by booking a Semi-Private Tour group up to 8 guests Max.

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $145, taxes included

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National Archives & Capitol Hill PRIVATE TOUR with Guide

Activity Location

700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington 20408

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Corner of 9th St NW and Constitution Ave NW

    Washington 20408


Description

On this 5 to 5.5 hour Private Combo Tour, your expert guide will introduce you to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while observing the original documents. These papers, alongside the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, are all signed by the prominent statesmen and founding fathers like Alexander Hamilton. Moving to the Public Vaults Exhibits, you’ll come face to face with letters from George Washington and John F. Kennedy. You’ll even see the Emancipation Proclamation, which, in 1863, led to the abolishment of slavery. Finally, in the RubensteinGallery, you’ll examine more historical documents like the Magna Cartaof 1297, written well before the United States was even conceived, yet pivotal in influencing the other documents that you’ll experience in the Archives. By the end, you will have witnessed firsthand the humble documentation that created the world’s most powerful country.

After a break for lunch, Explore the City Upon a Hill with a knowledgeable guide who will show you Capitol Hill – the place where it all happens in the United States. Learn about the main buildings including the Capitol and the Supreme Court. Visit the magnificent exteriors while popping inside the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress, as well exploring Thomas Jefferson’s library and inspecting a real Gutenberg Bible. The tour may include a visit to a courtroom and tickets may be available for a tour of the Capitol’s interior.


Inclusions

  • Private Guided Combo Tour

  • Professional local tour guide

  • Duration 5 - 5.5 hours

  • Available Monday - Friday

  • Time for Lunch between Archives and Capitol Hill (30 min aprox)

  • Wheelchair Tour under Request Only


Exclusions

  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

  • Tour price does NOT include luggage or coat storage

  • Tour price does NOT include Food and Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • This tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run. Unfortunately we cannot currently accept bookings of 1 Guest.

  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security

  • This tour does NOT visit in the Capitol Building. We will only see the visitors center of the Capitol. The Capitol building does run tours and availability can be assessed when you are there, but tour will not conducted by one of our guides, and not a part of this tour.

  • Occasional closures 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 the supplier is unable to provide refunds or discounts

  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. In these cases your guide will provide the information about the rooms contents before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year

  • Please provide a phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip.


National Archives & Capitol Hill PRIVATE TOUR with Guide ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

1/5 Aug 27, 2019

Guide was inconsiderate and rude. It was a small tour my husband and I and one other couple. The guide was inconsiderate of the other couples age. Not walking slow enough. Not allowing for bathroom breaks. When he needed to go to bathroom she would have a fit. She was rude to Uber driver even. I would have rather spent that time and money on something else. I even thought about leaving during the tour but didn’t want to leave the other couple by themselves. The tour guide made it very hard to even ask questions. You would hate to ask a dumb one and have to deal with her attitude. So you just wouldn’t ask.

Mikayla W

United States

5/5 Mar 19, 2019

Great private tour. Got to see Archives, Library, Supreme Court, and bonus of Senate AND House galleries. Highly recommended!

5/5 Aug 21, 2018

Amazing Guide. He was very patient with my 7 year old twin boys even though they never stopped asking questions. He had a wealth of knowledge and great stories. We had a GREAT time, would definitely recommend!

Christie Z

United States