Make your way to the National Museum of American History on the National Mall, and meet a guide and small-group for the first stop of the day. Visiting this sprawling museum with a guide will help you discover the highlights of its collections, from George Washington’s sword to the ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
Take in a collection of elegant gowns worn by the ‘First Ladies’ of the United States, and see the Greensboro lunch counter that helped launch the Civil Rights Movement onto a national stage.
Break for lunch, then travel to the National Gallery of Art, where you’ll find everything from Renaissance masters to French Impressionists and America’s most recognizable artists. See Gilbert’s portrait of George Washington, Monet’s beloved Woman with a Parasol, and pieces by Raphael and Titian. Throughout your time in the museum, the guide will bring the paintings to life and put them in context by sharing the stories—and sometimes scandals—that make each one unique. This tour concludes at the National Gallery of Art, close to sights and attractions on the National Mall.