Smithsonian American Art Adventure

Person
$30

Join us for a quirky tour of one of the most historic (and underrated) buildings and museums in Washington DC. Dive into American history through art while your local guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country all while taking in one of the world’s largest collections of art.

Guided Art Tour in Washington DC Highlights

  • Explore the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, one of the largest art museums in the world
  • Hear the fascinating and sometimes scandalous stories of famous (and not so famous) Americans
  • Admire the evolution of American Art through the years
  • Check out the works of some of America’s most influential artists and some you’ve never heard of

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 800 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. We’ll meet at the lobby of the F Street entrance.
  • Starting time: 5.00 PM
  • Ending point: Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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  • Join us for an unconventional tour of one of our favourite museums in Washington DC. Everyone knows American television shows, movies, music, and fashion but let’s celebrate one of the oldest, yet under-appreciated, 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.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please dress comfortably

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 202 810 1700
    Email address: [email protected]