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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the works preserved in the National Archives on a private tour. Learn the history and significance of original documents like the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and The Federalist papers, and see hand written letters from George Washington and John F Kennedy. This private tour can be customized to suit your interests and goes beyond the normal tourist sights to dig deeper into US History.
  • Explore the National Archives on a private tour
  • See the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution up close
  • View the original Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers
  • Get informed historical insights from your private guide
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Guided Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 1.5 - 2 Hours
Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Meet your guide on the corner of 9th Street NW and Constitution Ave. 

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed
  • Notes: National Archives and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Definitely ask for Richard when you book a semi-private or private tour." See review

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Great Tour, Great Guide
susan_b
, Dec 2021
Brenda was a great guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the National Archives but will tailor the tour to your interests. We focused on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and 19th Amendment. If you’re an American History nerd this tour will provide you with all of the detail other tours aren’t able to. Highly recommend.
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Fun and informative - do it!
Justin_C
, Dec 2021
Jennifer was tremendous. I booked this tour for me and my wife because we wanted to understand some of the significance of what we were looking at in the archives, rather than just going to see the documents and exhibits. Jennifer was fun and delightful and really helped explain the history of the paintings and the declaration in a fun and interesting way. Totally worth it - and I’d recommend the experience to anyone :)
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Susan_P
, Dec 2021
Megan was a wonderful, very knowledgeable tour guide. I highly recommend this company for tours in the DC area!!
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Very informative
Jamie_B
, Oct 2021
Brenda was an amazing tour guide. We learned so much. She was so knowledgeable and it was great learning all the intricacies of our history
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Excellent tour!
Janet_P
, Sep 2021
Jennifer was wonderful! She brought a new prospective to the experience that we would never have expected. She felt more like a friend than a tour guide. We learned more history behind the documents than we thought we would. Due to the circumstances of COVID we were unable to see everything that is usually available, be she made us feel like we didn’t miss a thing. We highly recommend the private tour.
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Great experience in National Archives
Daria_K
, Sep 2021
The tour guide Was exceptional. Her name is Rebeka! We had 10 year old with us and the tour guide provided tones if information that he could comprehend. It was soooo precious to see The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution. It was a very interesting tour.
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Really engaging tour
Julie_H
, Mar 2020
Glennyce was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about the archives and the documents and really engaging in her presentation. We were really happy with the tour and HIGHLY recommend!
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Great Tour, Fantastic Guide
Cole_Q
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour! Richard was a fantastic guide. I've toured the archives several times with a variety of groups, and I have never enjoyed the visit so much. I also learned more in the first 15 minutes of the tour with Richard than I have in all of my past tours combined. He is extremely knowledgeable and has passion for early American history. He guided the tour in such away that I felt like I didn't have anyone around me for viewing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He also navigated around large tour groups and school groups so I never felt like I was part of a crowd or unable to see an of the other displays. Overall, his insight and information that he shared made this tour one of the best I've ever had. Definitely ask for Richard when you book a semi-private or private tour.
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William G
, Dec 2019
Our guide helped to make our tour of the National Archives building both informative and very interesting. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in our nation's history.
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shoot3s
, Aug 2019
skip the line part was FANTASTIC. guide was great, very friendly, very knowledgeable. I could've spent a few more hours lookin through exhibits.
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