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Private Guided Tour: Arlington National Cemetery & Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Private Guided Tour: Arlington National Cemetery & Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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$125
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs
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Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington National Cemetery and National Museum of American History. On this 5 to 5.5 hour private walking tour, our engaging local guide will discuss American history and shed light on why these DC landmarks are so important.

Start at the Arlington National Cemetery, a stunning tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like those of President John F. Kennedy or of General William Sheridan. We’ll even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.

Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy, your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the Unknowns, you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House we’ll visit, became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.

After a break for lunch, follow your guide to the National Museum of American History, which traces the rise of the United States through a unique collection of objects including the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about the first president, George Washington, while viewing his sword and discover how Hollywood has helped shape this country when you check out Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. By the end, you’ll understand a bit more clearly why the words American and patriot go hand in hand.

Highlights of this tour combination generally include the Tomb of the Unknowns,  Gravesite of John F. Kennedy,  Arlington House, home of Robert E. Lee,  George Washington's Sword, The Star Spangled Banner,  First Ladies’ Gowns,  and Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers.

Learn about the history of America through its most prominent national cemetery and museum during this all-encompassing combo excursion to the Arlington National Cemetery and National Museum of American History. On this 5 to 5.5 hour private walking tour, our engaging local guide will discuss American history and shed light on why these DC landmarks are so important.