Total Dc Tour: American Art & Dc Unveiled
Some of the finest American art ever created is housed in DC, and you might come to the city to see that above all other things. The DC tour that you take allows you to see art, but it is in more than just the Smithsonian. You can talk to the tour guide about this art because they know it well, and you are bound to meet some amazing artists who work in the city.
This is the tour you must take when coming to the city because it allows you a quiet and peaceful way to learn about American history. Seeing history through the eyes of an artist can be very interesting, and you are seeing every little gallery in the city that you have been intrigued by. Use this tour to see all the art in town, and let the tour guide explain how this art impacts history and our perception of it.
The tour guide does take you tot he Smithsonian, and this is a complete tour that you might complete another day. The whole purpose of this tour is to get you started. You could come back to the Smithsonian at any time, and you will find that there is more inspiration waiting for you.
The tour has tickets and a map of galleries online. Talk to the tour guide along the way because they have a lot to say about these art pieces.
This is a great tour for kids because they love seeing art and learning. They are getting a better look at history, and they will have a better foundation for learning than you.
Ready to take on a city full of history and art? We've combined two of our amazing Washington tours (Washington DC Unveiled and Smithsonian American Art Adventure) into one fun-filled afternoon. First, skip the crowded sidewalks and slide into our all-electric Red Roadsters to be guided around our nation's capital by a local.
Our guides will take you back to the city's origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on your own. We'll work our way through the Smithsonian area, discussing the best exhibits in each. Next, breeze past the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial and around the tidal basin.
You'll have the opportunity to hop out and explore on your own at the FDR, MLK and Lincoln Memorials. Finally, feast your eyes on the White House before heading to your next adventure.
You'll head into the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery where we'll teach you about some of America's most important artists and some of the unsung heroes in our country's story.
We'll 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 that have helped to shape US history.
Pickup & Return:
L'Enfant Metro Stop. Meet at the corner of 7th St. & Maryland Ave.
The National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum, 800 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
Departure Times: 2pm
You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity.
Local English-speaking guide
Transportation in an all-electric 7-passenger Red Roadster vehicle
Does not include:
Additional food and drink
Shopping and souvenirs
Tips and gratuities for your guide
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress appropriately for the season and weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes as much of the tour is outside.Peaceful demonstrations, a mainstay of life in Washington DC, may slightly alter the route but they also add to the enrichment of the experience.
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are permitted on this tour at the child rate. Children under the age of 4 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please note they will be required to sit on a parent's or guardian's lap due to limited space in the Red Roadster. Please note the number of children under 4 in the special requirements section at the time of booking.
- A maximum of 12 people per tour