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Private Guided Museum Tour: The National Gallery of Art DC

Get more from your visit to the National Gallery of Art on this private tour of the museum. Follow your guide through one of America’s only national collections of artwork produced by Renaissance artists, French Impressionists, and great American painters. See works from Claude Monet, Raphael, Gilbert Stuart, Vincent Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas, as you learn what’s really behind the creation of some of these pieces.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Total DC Evening Tour: Art & Cocktails

Historical secrets come to light during an evening of art and cocktails in Washington DC. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum and adjacent National Portrait Gallery, your guide highlights little-known artists and historical secrets often unheard by visitors. Afterwards, discover the remnants of Prohibition-era Washington at hidden bars and speakeasies, where snacks and one cocktail are on the house.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Guided Tour: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum

Two of Washington’s most iconic museums take up residence in the historical Old Patent Office Building, where history and art collide. Visit the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum on a 2 to 2.5 hour private tour and discover the best of American-made works all under one roof.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Get a fun, irreverent experience of Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art on a 2-hour ‘museum hack’ tour with an amazing guide. Spot the highlights of the museum’s world-class collection, but keep it high energy and subversive to beat museum fatigue and art overload. This is an unconventional tour of the National Gallery of Art and is not recommended for participants under 18.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Smithsonian Natural History & National Gallery of Art Tour Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Visit two top DC museums on a small-group, guided tour that explores some of America's national treasures. With so much to see in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art, it's easy to get overwhelmed, but visiting with a guide means you'll go straight to the most spectacular exhibits and artwork. Limited to 8 travelers to ensure personal service, this tour is a great way to learn the stories behind the museums as you see sparkling gems, masterpiece paintings, and more.
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Guided Tour Smithsonian Natural History Museum & National Gallery of Art

The massive size of Washington DC’s Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art can be easily overwhelming. Going with a guide ensures you see both key highlights and hidden gems at each museum, as well as learn about the artists’ techniques, intentions, and even scandals. During your private tour, enjoy the full attention of your guide and ample time to ask questions.
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Mall & National Gallery of Art Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Get an overview of the attractions around the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art on this small-group walking tour with a group of eight people or fewer. Enter the National Gallery of Art to see some of the world's most famous paintings and take a break halfway through the tour for lunch (own expense).
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The National Gallery of Art DC Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

With art that stretches from Renaissance masters to American icons, the National Gallery of Art is a Washington, DC museum that belongs on every art lovers’ itinerary, but the enormous collection can be overwhelming for first time visitors. See the best of the gallery with an expert guide on a 2.5-hour museum tour that explores the stories, techniques, and scandals behind the paintings.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Guided Tour: DC Mall, Monuments, Memorials & National Gallery of Art

Pack in tons of sights all in one day with this private, 5-hour tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art. Make stops at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, White House, Korean War Veteran Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Afterward, head to the museum to see great works of art from artists, such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Picasso.
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Mural and Street Art Tour - NoMa and Union Market

Start the tour weaving through the streets of the ever-changing NoMa neighborhood. Discover new and old murals, while learning firsthand about the artists and art scene in DC. From there, visit a beautiful bike trail featuring a 900 foot wall lined with art. Afterwards, venture to the vibrant Union Market area for a few additional murals. Overall you'll see more than 30 murals!​For the past three years your host, Jason, has been part of the team bringing a major international mural festival to DC (POW! WOW! DC). He's been fortunate to work with many of the artists whose work you'll see. You'll hear in depth commentary, context, and stories about how these murals came to life!​Be prepared to walk in any weather. A raincoat or umbrella may be necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must. And don't forget your camera!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Library of Congress Guided Tour

Get a holistic overview of one of Washington DC’s top attractions on a 2-hour guided group tour of the Library of Congress. Listen to live narration as you walk around the Minerva Mosaic, Thomas Jefferson's Library, and the Great Reading Room in the world's second largest library. You also see a wide range of iconic American memorabilia, including George Gershwin's grand piano and Bob Hope's joke file.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Impressionism Art Tour

Discover the origins of modern art on this tour of the National Gallery of Art Impressionism Collection. A professional art historian guide leads you through one of the world’s leading collections of impressionist art, which features both household names like Monet as well as lesser-known painters. As you walk through the gallery, hear tales of the artists’ personal lives, technological advancements in paintings, and how Impressionism revolutionized the art world.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Murals of DC Walking Tour

Dig into Washington DC’s history on a walking tour of U Street, a neighborhood that was once the nation's hub of African American culture. In addition to navigating for you, your guide points out murals, street art, and unmarked historic homes often missed by visitors exploring on their own. The walking tour begins and ends conveniently at the U Street Metro station, a direct line back to downtown DC.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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National Gallery of Art: Fierce Females Tour

Women are sorely underrepresented in museums throughout the United States. Take a step to dismantle the patriarchy on a woman-themed tour through the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC—a perspective rarely heard by visitors. You’ll walk away inspired with new knowledge about accomplished historical figures and more background on the state of the country today.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Total DC Tour: American Art & DC Unveiled

Experience Washington DC history and American art on day tour in an open electric vehicle. Avoid the crowds and get under the city’s skin with a local guide. Learn abut the founding of the nation’s capital, get the stories behind famous monuments, and spend time inside some of the Smithsonian museums with curated tours. You will also get tips on how to best explore the city on your own when the tour ends. Ideal for visitors who are short on time, but want to see the tops sights and get meaningful insights.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Smithsonian Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Explore two of Washington D.C.’s beloved museums with an art historian on this guided tour. Enjoy a small, personalized experience—the tour will include no more than eight participants—while learning about the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Discover the amazing history of the 19th century building where both museums are housed and the amazing works within it.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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National Gallery of Art: Religious Art Tour

View religious artworks from different centuries during a 2-hour tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Get more out of your visit by taking in the collection’s highlights with an art historian guide, and gain an understanding of how the Madonna, the Crucifixion, and other key episodes have been interpreted by different artists. Admission to the museum is free.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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National Gallery of Art Modern Art Tour

Stephen Mead, tour guide and historian of the arts, lived in London until six years ago, where he was invited to lead tours of exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and give talks for the National Arts Collection Fund and worked for many educational institutions in Britain. Since moving to the D.C. area, he has led many tours of the capital’s museums and monuments for tourists, student groups and adults. Stephen is also a professional storyteller and brings his skills in storytelling to the historical and artistic areas he covers in his tours, providing both an educational and enjoyable experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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National Gallery of Art (SMALL GROUP SENSORY EXPERIENCE)

Ever want to reach out and touch the art on display in museums?? Our SENSORY SUPPLEMENTS make that dream come true and bring the masterpieces of the past to life right before your eyes! Experience ART in a whole new way!Museum Highlights Include: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Degas), Woman Holding a Balance (Vermeer), Daniel in the Lion's Den (Rubens), Ginevra de Benci (Da Vinci), Watson & the Shark (Copley)
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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African Art Tour

Join Emmanuel Gogo, originally from Ghana (West Africa), for a two hour tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.   Emmanuel will interpret the messages found in the art for the group’s understanding of the richness of the many different African cultures represented at the museum.  Our tour will transport you to selected countries in Africa to learn about their civilization, cultures, and how Africans have been influential in shaping the World’s developmental progress.  We will see African wood art and interpret the symbols, utility, and messages; ceramics made by women for household, music, and governmental activities; baskets to show how brilliant an African utilized materials of canes and grass. Emmanuel Gogo — A DC licensed Tour Guide who was born in Ghana (West Africa). Emmanuel Gogo, is both a member of the Tour Guides Association of Ghana and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides in DC.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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art & design focused walking tour

Welcome to Gastown.In partnership with the Vancouver Tour Guys, Herschel Supply is excited to host a free walking tour made for explorers, design-lovers, visitors and locals alike. Join us at the Herschel Supply Gastown store every Saturday at 2pm this summer to discover the art, architecture and stories that define the historic Gastown neighborhood.FREE Walking Tours include:Modern and historic architecture highlightsDesign and art from galleries to alleywaysIncredible photo opsPrizing courtesy of Herschel Supply Company
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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