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Skip-the-Line National Archives Semi-Private Guided Tour

by Babylon Tours
per traveler Price is $59
*Pricing based on group of 7 travelers
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Semi-private group up to 8 guests per guide

  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch

  • Marvel at the signatures of world-famous statesmen

  • See the Bill of Rights and Magna Carta of 1297

  • Learn about Declaration of Independence & the Constitution

Highlights

  • Semi-private group up to 8 guests per guide

  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch

  • Marvel at the signatures of world-famous statesmen

  • See the Bill of Rights and Magna Carta of 1297

  • Learn about Declaration of Independence & the Constitution

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10:00 AM, National Archives - Semi-Private Guided Museum Tour ( 8 Guests Max) in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $79, taxes included

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Skip-the-Line National Archives Semi-Private Guided Tour

Activity Location

700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington 20408

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

    Washington 20408


Description

This Semi-Private group, 2-hour tour will welcome up to 8 people to come face to face with the seemingly humble documentation that gave birth to the most powerful nation in the world. The National Archives will introduce you to the original paperwork that formed the United States of America.

Step through the doors of this majestic neoclassical building considered a temple to American history. Follow your guide, starting at the National Archives Rotunda to learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while standing in front of the perfectly-preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. Alongside the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, they all feature the signatures of world-famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton.

Next, in the Public Vaults Exhibits, letters written by presidents including George Washington and John F. Kennedy are on display. The United States’ turbulent racial past comes alive while learning about the Emancipation Proclamation, which helped end slavery in the 19th century. More recent papers, like a citation issued to civil rights activist Rosa Parks, illustrates how long these racial issues lasted. Finally, in the Rubenstein Gallery, examine even older documents like the Magna Carta of 1297. Although it was written well before the Americas were even discovered by Europeans, it heavily influenced many of the other artifacts you’ll see in the National Archives.

We’re more than just storytellers. Our young, passionate, and engaging guides approach touring in a different way. They will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding their own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. They are there to listen to you, to answer your questions, and to create a dialogue – unlike other tours where they just lecture you as you go along. That’s the whole reason why we specialize in private and semi-private tours exclusively, to make sure you get the most possible out of your experience.


Inclusions

  • Semi-private group up to 8 guests per guide

  • Professional local tour guide

  • Available Monday - Friday

  • Duration 2 hours

  • 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 is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair


Know Before You Book

  • This tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)

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

  • Moderate amount of walking is involved. Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

  • 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.

  • This is NOT a Skip-the-Line tour. Everyone must wait in security line. On crowded days your guide will try to arrive early to hold a good spot in line and contact you to meet.