Washington, District of Columbia

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Overview

Take a stroll along America’s ‘front yard’ on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour of the museums of the National Mall in Washington, DC. From the banks of the Potomac River to the United States Capitol, this 300-acre national park is the premiere civic and symbolic space of a nation. Take a walk on the east side of the National Mall, between the United States Capitol building and the Washington Monument, with a historian guide. Visit the Smithsonian Institution and the many museums that have helped to shape this historic area.
  • Explore Washington DC’s National Mall
  • Visit the Smithsonian Institution and some of DC’s most popular museums
  • Focus on the architectural and design elements of these famous locations
  • Educational and fun for the entire family
  • Small group ensure a personal experience
Visit the Smithsonian Institution and some of America’s most famous museums — focusing on their architectural elements — on this National Mall walking tour in Washington, DC.

Most of Washington's best-loved and frequently visited museums can be found on the east side of the National Mall, located between the United States Capitol building and the Washington Monument.

The tour begins at the Smithsonian Castle and Garden. The Smithsonian Institution, also known as ‘America's Attic,’ is one of the largest museum organizations in the world — boasting 30 million annual visitors, 19 museums and more than 140 million items in its vast collection. Explore how the Smithsonian has helped to shape the fabric of the National Mall, from its beginnings in 1847 until today.

In addition to the Smithsonian Castle and Garden, see the James V. Forrestal Building (also known as the Department of Energy), the Arts and Industries Building, the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art (from a distance), the National Museum of the American Indian, the United States Botanic Garden and the United States Capitol building.

The tour concludes on the west lawn of the US Capitol building.
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