• Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
From USD $ 69.00 View price calendar

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Get more from your visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on this 2.5-hour private tour. Follow your guide through one of the world’s largest collections of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. See items like Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit, the Apollo 11 module, and real moon rocks brought back form a voyage to Earth’s natural satellite.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour private tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC
  • See spacesuits, moon boots, moon rocks, and other items that have gone up to space and back
  • Dive into the history of flight, the Space Race, and moon landings
  • Learn about what it’s like to be an astronaut today
  • Choose between a 10am and a 1pm departure time
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • This tour included a moderate amount of walking

What You Can Expect

Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Meet your guide at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum at Independence Avenue SW in Washington DC. Depending on whether you chose the morning or afternoon departure time, show up a little before 10am or a little before 1pm. This is a private tour, so please list any special interests you have at time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Your private guide leads the way through the halls of the museum, telling historical stories, and stopping at famous must-see items. Some things you’ll see on this tour include Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit, the Apollo 11 module, moon boots, and moon rocks. You can also catch a glimpse of the Wright brothers’ Wright Flyer, the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft. Your guide makes a special stop at the Spirit of St. Louis, the custom-built, single-engine, single-seat monoplane flown by Charles Lindbergh.

As you pass by these marvels, your private guide tells you all about the history of flight, the Space Race, and moon landings. He or she also lets you know what it’s like to be an astronaut today. If you’d like to try the freeze-dried ice cream astronauts enjoy, you can pick some up in the gift shop (own expense).

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews

gail v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The absolute best way to see this Museum. Our guide here was Doug and he was outstanding. His knowledge was vast and he was able to direct us through in a timely manner. IF you have limit time in the city and want to visit this Museum I highly recommend this tour and Doug as a guide.

brianmcm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was a highlight for me, as I have always wanted to visit the Smithsonian.
Our tour guild was very very good, she seamed to know everything about everything.
I could have spent much much more time at the Smithsonian, but alas we needed to move on
I was able to see up close the model of the USS Enterprise used in the original Star Trek series...very cool

nick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very well informed on this subject. Took time with us and was quite courteous.

Wendell D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Outstanding experience. Tour guide was very knowledge in all aspects and provided more information than can be retained. Answers all questions. Super tour.

Robin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The tour was great and Matilda was the best guide! We were very lucky to have her as she was super knowledgeable and customized the tour to our interests!

piyy

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Wish the tour duration was longer

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