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Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour: National Archives Building

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    Stop At: The National Archives Museum, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001

    Enter the neoclassical building that acts as a temple to American history. Once inside, your expert guide will take you through the National Archives Rotunda to learn about 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 Finally, in the Rubenstein Gallery, you’ll examine more historical documents like the Magna Carta of 1297, written well before the United States was even conceived, yet pivotal in influencing the other documents that you’ll experience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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Washington D.C., 600 Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560

    The 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: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    National Archives Museum, 701 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided Museum Tour
    • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    • Duration 1.5 - 2 Hours
    • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    Exclusions
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed
    • Notes: National Archives and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    Terry was our guide and made the experience wonderful. He was very knowledgable and friendly making our experience very comfortable.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank laurie r
    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    It was a private tour of The National Archives Museum, the guide was very informative and tailored the presentation to our needs and questions, we learnt so much.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank k0j0b2016
    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    We enjoyed our visit to the National Archives building in DC this July. We were luck to have Brenda (guide) who is extremely experienced, knowledgeable and on top of that with a great life attitude. We have leaved so much, this visit was mind-blown.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Rafael T
    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    Our tour guide, Glennyce, was great. And the ability to skip the long line the day after 4th of July was worth it. I would recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Joanna E
    Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

    Awesome tour with a really knowledgeable guide who answered all of our questions. The information was excellent and he took us to all the significant things to see.

    Thank GPren
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    Nancy538
    30 March 2019|
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    Response from 007steelhorse | Reviewed this property |
    The private tour is set up for whatever number people you have in your party Ten might be the largest number that would work well since the archives is fairly crowded and busy
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