National Archives Museum Semi-Private Tour

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Sightseeing & traditions
Excursions & day trips
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$132.50

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Enjoy an alluring and intriguing semi-private tour of the National Archives Museum, one of the US's most important landmarks. Read More

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Brief Info

Tour Duration
2h
Languages
en

Provided by

Babylon Tours Inc.

Description

The National Archives holds one of the most famous documents in the foundation of the United States of America. This semi-private guided tour will let you come face to face with these modest documents that gave way to one of the most influential and powerful nations in the world.The dignified neoclassical building is widely considered a shrine to American history. Starting at the National Archives Rotunda learning about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution while facing the immaculately preserved documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers both include the signatures of famous statesmen like Alexander Hamilton. Onto the Public Vaults Exhibits, where letters written by presidents like George Washington and John F. Kennedy are showcased. The United States’ rocky racial past comes to light while you see the Emancipation Proclamation. This pivotal document aided in ending slavery in the 19th century. More recent historical documents, such as the citation given to civil rights activist Rosa Parks, serve as a timestamp in documenting racial issues. Lastly, in the Rubenstein Gallery, you’ll see older documents like the Magna Carta of 1297 that influenced many of the other artifacts that are in the National Archives.

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Semi-private museum guided tour. Entry fees

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Highlights

Enjoy an awesome semi-private tour of the intriguing National Archives. See famous documents that started the foundation of the United States of America. Look at the pivotal Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery. Don't miss out on seeing this neoclassical building that is widely considered a shrine to American history

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until 3 days before your travel date

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