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Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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icon5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Become more familiar with American history on this private combo tour of the Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History. Follow your guide through these two important places as they keep you entertained with historical knowledge and fun facts. At the cemetery, see the gravesites of John F. Kennedy and casualties of the American Civil War. Stroll around the museum, and catch a glimpse of the star-spangled banner that inspired the US National anthem, as well as the ruby-red slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz.'
  • Private combo tour of the Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History
  • Stop by the gravesite of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy, and famous boxer, Joe Louis
  • Visit Arlington House, former home of Robert E. Lee
  • See Dorothy’s ruby-red slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz’ worn by actress, Judy Garland
  • Catch a glimpse of the star-spangled banner that inspired the US National anthem
  • This tour included a moderate amount of walking
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Guided Walking Tour & Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including Lunch Break)
Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary
Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Departure Point

Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, 1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
Meet your private guide at the welcome center by the gates of the Arlington National Cemetery. Please make sure to show up a little before your departure time. This is a private tour, so please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Your private guide first leads the way through the Arlington National Cemetery, telling historical facts, and stopping at famous gravesites and memorial areas. See the burial spots of many lost soldiers from the American Civil War, as well as famous people like John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert McNamara, and Thurgood Marshall. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and catch a glimpse of Arlington House, the former home of Robert E. Lee.

After your time in the cemetery is up, take a break to eat lunch (own expense). Then, hop on a private vehicle for the ride over to the National Museum of American History.

At the museum, your guide knows the fastest ways around, so you can see more in the amount of time you’re there. This museum traces the rise of the United States through a unique collection of objects, including the original star-spangled banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about how Hollywood helped shape the country into what it is today and get a peek at Dorothy’s ruby-red slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' worn by actress, Judy Garland. See George Washington’s sword, and other historical artifacts housed only here.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Arlington National Cemetery
Start at the Arlington National Cemetery, a stunning tribute to over 400,000 service members and their families buried there. Learn about the more famous tombs, like that of President John F. Kennedy. We’ll even explore a few surprising graves, like that of famed boxer Joe Louis. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries. Along with a few carefully selected residents like Audie Murphy, your engaging guide will take you to the Tomb of the Unknowns, you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk these hallowed grounds to learn how the home of Robert E. Lee, whose Arlington House we’ll visit, became one of the country’s largest national cemeteries.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Museum of American History
After a break for lunch, follow your guide to the National Museum of American History, which traces the rise of the United States through a unique collection of objects including the actual banner that inspired the country’s national anthem. Learn about the first president, George Washington, while viewing his sword and discover how Hollywood has helped shape this country when you check out Dorothy’s ruby red slippers. By the end, you’ll understand a bit more clearly why the words American and patriot go hand in hand. Highlights of this tour combination generally include the Tomb of the Unknowns,  Gravesite of John F. Kennedy,  Arlington House, home of Robert E. Lee,  George Washington's Sword, The Star Spangled Banner,  First Ladies’ Gowns,  and Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours Washington D.C.
The capital of the United States, the playground of politicians and presidents, is just as enticing for tourists who want to experience a slice of American history. Our English speaking guides organize private and small group tours to the city’s most important institutions, like the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. Rub elbows with senators as you stroll the historical monuments on the Mall and learn about the iconic figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery. At Babylon Tours, our engaging guides want to make it clear that D.C. isn’t just for the fat cats on Capitol Hill – it’s also yours to explore.
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: American History Museum 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Arlington Cemetery & American History Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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