Smithsonian American Art Small Group Adventure
This tour allows you to explore one of Washington D.C's most popular museums. You've likely seen the Smithsonian in movies and television shows, and now you'll get the chance to see one of the most applauded collections of American art.
You'll see the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where you'll learn about influential American artists and some of the creative individuals who aren't as well known as they should be. For instance, you'll learn the story of a janitor who worked on an art piece for 14 years. The artwork was found in the janitor's garage. You'll also see the first Singer sewing machine.
Through art, you'll learn the impact of American art and the fascinating story of the country and talk about the origins of the art and the growth and development of creativity when it comes to art in the U.S.
You can also ask your museum guide for more recommendations on great things to do in the D.C. area.
Pickup and return service is available at the Smithsonian, and departure time is at 5pm. You'll be issued a ticket when you book the tour, and you can present this ticket to your guide at the start of your tour. The cost of the tour does not include gratuities for your guide or food, beverages and souvenirs.
This is also a child-friendly tour. If you're bringing children between 6 and 11 years old, you'll pay the child rate for each young visitor. Children under 6 can enjoy the tour for free; just be sure to indicate the number of children under 6 that you'll be bringing on the tour with you. Up to 12 people are permitted per tour booking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, since moderate walking is involved.
Join us for an unconventional tour of one of our favorite museums in Washington DC. Everyone knows American television shows, movies, music, and fashion but let's celebrate one of the oldest, yet underappreciated, forms of American culture: art.
Visit the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum to learn about important American artists and some of the unsung heroes in our country's story. We're going to talk about a local janitor's 14-year masterpiece, which was found by chance in his garage, discuss the American dream, check out the original Singer sewing machine, and learn about the power players throughout US history.
We'll use the prism of American art to view the unique story of this country and talk about its origins, its awkward adolescent period, and the past century where it has truly come into its own.
Before you go, don't forget to ask your guide for more hints and tips on what else there is to see, do and eat during your stay in wonderful Washington DC.
Pickup & Return:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. 800 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Departure Times: 5:00 PM
- Local English-speaking guide.
Does not include:
Food and drinks
Souvenirs and personal shopping
Tips/gratuities for your guide
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are permitted the child rate. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge; please note number of children under the age of 6 in the special request box at time of booking.
- A maximum of 12 people per tour
- A moderate amount of walking is involved