Semi-private tour of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum
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Semi-private tour of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the Obama and Pocahontas portraits
  • Artworks featuring Civil war generals McClellan, Grant, and Sherman
  • Experience America: WPA art from Roosevelt’s new deal
What to expect

The Portrait Gallery once a Civil War Era hospital where famed poet Walt Whitman helped injured soldiers. Today, those portraits along with thousands of others are housed in the building. The Portrait Gallery has hosted art exhibits since 1829 and eventually becoming a dedicated museum. Featuring portraits of the great women and men who aided strengthen the United States. Presidents and first ladies are displayed, as well as military leaders of the Civil War, such as Grant and Sherman. See 19th-century daguerreotypes, early photographs, before learning about Robber Barons and Suffragettes of the early 20th century.
Move on to the American Art Museum where impressionist artists' works such as Mary Cassatt masterpieces are on display. See iconic paintings by Edward Hopper and David Hockney. Georgia O’Keeffe’s alluring flowers will strike up conversations as much as the unusual portrait of former President Obama. Learn about the WPA-era photographs that depicted the nation during the Great Depression.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Semi-private guided tour
    • Expert guide
    • Entrance fees
    What's not included
    Reduced price
    • Youth (ages 10-17)
    • Children (ages 0-9)
    Where

    619 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide on the steps to the G. Street entrance of the museum.

    What to remember
    • This semi-private tours have 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
    • This semi-private 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
    • This tour is wheelchair friendly
    • Occasional closures occur 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, there will be no refunds or discounts
    • At checkout, please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip
    • Cancellation policy: Guests can cancel up to 72 hours before the tour’s start time for a full refund. Otherwise, guests can reschedule for a fee, depending on the tour and the availability
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Babylon Tours Inc.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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