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Number of People: 5
Duration: 2 hours


Explore the world-renowned Smithosonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery with a private tour guide. Discover an impressive collection of over 7,000 artists, spanning from the colonial period to the present day, all under one roof in the vast Old Patent Office Building.

🎨 An immersive private tour led by a knowledgeable and expert guide

🖼️ Access to one of the world's most inclusive art collections, spanning from colonial times to the present day

🏛️ Exploring the historic Old Patent Office Building, home to both the Smithosonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery

👩‍🎨 Discovering iconic works of art and captivating portraits that offer insights into American history and culture


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Daily 11:30am and 3:00pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • What’s included:
    • Includes a knowledgeable, expert guide to provide an immersive experience of the art collections
    • Visitors will have access to one of the world's most inclusive collections of art, showcasing works of art from the colonial period to the present day
    • Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the vast Old Patent Office Building, which houses both collections under the same roof.
    • NOT included: Pick up from hotel & food and drinks
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you and your private group of up to 5 people at all times .
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservations.
  • Photo/ video: Photography is allowed in some areas of the museum, but visitors are advised to check with their guide beforehand.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This is an indoor experience.
  • Arrival: Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance as late arrivals are considered a no show.
  • Parking: Parking may be available in the area.
  • What to wear: Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves walking through the vast Old Patent Office Building.
  • What to bring: phone and a water bottle
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Bathrooms available in the museum.

Full description

Ready for an art adventure like no other? Join us for a private tour of the Smithosonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, two iconic institutions nestled within the impressive Old Patent Office Building. With your knowledgeable and expert guide leading the way, you'll embark on a journey through time and artistic brilliance.

The Smithosonian American Art Museum boasts a collection of over 7,000 artists, showcasing a vast range of artistic expression from the colonial period to the present day. From classic masterpieces to contemporary gems, there's something for every art enthusiast to appreciate.

As you step into the National Portrait Gallery, prepare to be captivated by the captivating faces that have shaped American history. Presidents, visionaries, and cultural icons come to life in stunning portraiture, giving you a glimpse into the past and present lives of those who shaped the nation.

Both collections come together under the same roof in the sprawling Old Patent Office Building, providing a seamless and immersive experience for all art lovers. With our private tour, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the stories behind the art, gain insights from your expert guide, and appreciate the incredible diversity and creativity of the American artistic landscape.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Number of People: 5
Duration: 2 hours
Regular price $350
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Aria F

I had the pleasure of taking a private tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum during a recent trip to Washington DC, and it was truly one of the highlights of my visit. The museum's stunning collection of American art was made even more fascinating by my guide's expert knowledge and enthusiasm. This tour is a must-do for anyone with an interest in art, history, or American culture.

Sarah J

My private tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum was an incredible experience thanks to my knowledgeable and friendly guide. Their passion for the art and history of the museum was contagious, and I left with a newfound appreciation for American art. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Washington DC.

Dave L

As an avid museum-goer, I was blown away by the quality of the private tour I received at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. My guide was well-versed in the museum's extensive collection and made the art come alive with their engaging storytelling. The personalized experience made all the difference, and I left feeling inspired and invigorated.