Smithsonian American Art Adventure

Operated By: Urban Adventures Washington DC

Activity Description

Join us for a quirky tour of one of the most historic (and underrated) buildings and museums in Washington DC. Dive into American history through art while your local guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country all while taking in one of the world's largest collections of art.

Smithsonian American Art Adventure Highlights

  • Explore the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, one of the largest art museums in the world
  • Admire the evolution of American Art through the years
  • Hear the fascinating and sometimes scandalous stories of famous (and not so famous) Americans
  • Check out the works of some of America's most influential artists and some you've never heard of


Local English-speaking guide.


Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.


Starting time: 5.00 PM

Meeting point: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 800 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. We'll meet at the lobby of the F Street entrance.

Ending point: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Duration: 2 hours

  Full Itinerary

We'll use the prism of American art to view the unique story of this country and talk about its origins, its awkward adolescent period, and the past century where it has truly come into its own.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Before you go, don't forget to ask your guide for more hints and tips on what else there is to see, do and eat during your stay in wonderful Washington DC.

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

Visit the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum to learn about important American artists and some of the unsung heroes in our country's story. We're going to talk about a local janitor's 14-year masterpiece, which was found by chance in his garage, discuss the American dream, check out the original Singer sewing machine, and learn about the power players throughout US history.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select 'child' above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you'll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Join us for an unconventional tour of one of our favourite museums in Washington DC. Everyone knows American television shows, movies, music, and fashion but let's celebrate one of the oldest, yet under-appreciated, forms of American culture: Art.

Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Office phone number: +1 202 810 1700 Email address:

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard: Please dress comfortably

Phone Number: 202-810-1700
Average Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Beginner

Location - Smithsonian American Art Museum - F Street



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