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Private Guided Tour in National Archives Building provided by Babylon Tours Washington D.C.

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Understand the most famous pieces papers in the United States during a private tour of the National Archives Building. Get up close to the original Constitution, Bill of Rights, Emancipation Proclamation, and most iconic of all, the Declaration of Independence. Along the way, your guide provides insightful information and answers all of your questions about each document for a more enriching and immersive experience.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    National Archives Museum
    701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
    Meet your guide on the corner of 9th Street NW and Constitution Ave. 
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    The National Archives Museum
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Babylon Tours Washington D.C.
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    National Archives Museum
    701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
    Meet your guide on the corner of 9th Street NW and Constitution Ave. 
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Learn about the National Archives Building
  • Save time and skip the ticket line upon arrival
  • See a variety of iconic American documents
Important Information
Departure Point
National Archives Museum, 701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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heatherb79 wrote a review Mar 2020
texas15 contributions7 helpful votes
Donna took us on a tour and it was wonderful. We got the highlights of the museum and hit some points of things we would’ve missed otherwise. She was very knowledgeable and a great guide! Would definitely recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Carolyn W wrote a review Dec 2019
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Donna was our tour guide and she was excellent. Prompt, pleasant, and highly knowledgeable. A great way to visit the archives.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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CathleenDe wrote a review Nov 2019
Livermore, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide Richard was just a wealth of knowledge, he made the tour so interesting for us. We would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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iris e wrote a review Oct 2019
Glendale, Colorado8 contributions8 helpful votes
Bess took us on this tour. Was my daughters favorite tour of the trip. It is not only because of the content, but because Bess was so knowledgeable and interesting.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Chris S wrote a review Oct 2019
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Bess was an outstanding guide. Friendly, very knowledgable, great related side stories. This was an educational and delightful tour. I would highly recommend Babylon and the Skip the Line National Archives tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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About the operator

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By: Babylon Tours Washington D.C.
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So glad we booked this tour!
We are so glad we booked this tour. Meghan was a wonderful guide who definitely provided us with so much history &
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Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary
We traveled specifically for the 50th anniversary and wanting to be someplace that was honoring this moment. You ca
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Nga
Excellent tour of sampling within NGA..learned so much from someone who obviously loves art. Will most definitely b
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T_Hall813
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Great way to see a lot in a short amount of time
My family of 4 (twin 9 year old boys) actually did a private lesson and it was wonderful. The museum is so large an
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wonderful tour with great tour guide!
we really enjoyed our tour of Capital Hill, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Our tour guide, Tony, w
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moises m
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Unforgettable DC
My wife and I did a road trip from Dallas, TX to Washington, DC on the 2020 Spring Break. This visit to Capitol Hil
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asenna39
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Great Time at the Museum
We had an excellent day exploring the Natural History Museum with our guide Tony. He was able to get us to what we
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J7804PTjulieh
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Perfect day on Capitol Hill
We had an amazing tour with Donna — she was a fantastic guide and so knowledgeable!! She took us all around the Ca
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Y3336GLjeffs
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I recommend this tour and tour guide, Richard!
I feel very blessed. I booked the semi-private tour of the national archives and capital building. The tour is fo
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399brams
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Great free tours
Took advantage of the hourly tours conducted by the docents. The docents were informative and cordial. I enjoyed le
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Andher V
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excellent for the history. art gallery not my type really
the national history was awesome, leveled to the air an space. you feel you are at the night at museun movie
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Ddkins2000
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Wonderful tour!
Brenda provided a fabulous and informative tour. She was extremely knowledgeable, nice, and willing to show us any
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Alec A
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Private tour
Rebecca was excellent - very knowledgeable, gave good info without being too verbose and was very accommodating. S
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a_semmelhaack
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Must haves when in D.C.
I had a private tour with Amanda. It was very professional and informative. But also funny. The visited locations a
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edwina5605
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American history museum
Perfect. Good tourist guide. Excellent information and high quality diction. Very enthusiastic person
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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