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National Air and Space Museum
Among the largest and most popular Smithsonian museums, Washington D.C.’s National Air and Space Museum is devoted to all things aeronautics. Its three galleries house historic flying machines, from early airplanes—including the original 1903 Wright Flyer—to Apollo command modules, as well as state-of-the-art digital displays chronicling the history and science of flight in the United States. An on-site IMAX theater shows films throughout the day, and a planetarium offers further insight into the wonders of our solar system.
 
The Basics
Because of its large size, the National Air and Space Museum can be overwhelming. If you’d like someone to show you around, sign up for a private or small-group guided tour. Some tours combine a trip to the National Air and Space Museum with a visit to the nearby Museum of American History. While the vast majority of the museum is given over to permanent exhibitions covering everything from World War II to the Space Race, temporary exhibits are also hosted here. Free docent-led, 90-minute tours focusing on the highlights of the collection are held twice daily and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
The museum has a second exhibition facility, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport, which showcases more aircraft from the collection, including the Space Shuttle Discovery.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring small, easy-to-search bags to speed up your passage through security.
  • Tickets are required for IMAX and Planetarium shows, and for the flight simulators.
  • The National Air and Space Museum is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the museum.
 
How to Get There
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is situated at the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum is fewer than five minutes from L’Enfant Plaza station (Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, and Silver lines) and about 10 minutes from Smithsonian station (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines). To get to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, take the Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East and transfer to the Fairfax Connector bus 983.
 
When to Get There
The National Air and Space Museum is busiest from March through August. Avoid the crowds by coming early on the weekends or in late afternoon during the week.
 
Highlights of the Collection
In addition to the Wright brothers’ famous 1903 flight machine, the National Air and Space Museum displays many other noteworthy aircraft. Look for Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis jet, Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 (the first plane to fly faster than the speed of sound), and SpaceShipOne, the first privately financed craft to successfully enter space. All are located in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.
Address: 6th Street and Independence Avenue SW, National Mall, Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20560, USA
Hours: Open daily 10am - 5:30pm
Admission: Free
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Monumental Electric Bike Tour

Monumental Electric Bike Tour

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Washington DC’s historic center spans a large area and can be difficult to see on foot. This electric bike tour allows you to cover more ground and cycle past highlights such as the Smithsonian museums, the Capitol Building, the White House, and Tidal Basin. With a motor to assist as you pedal, you’re free to concentrate on the city’s notable sights and listen as your guide points out hidden treasures you might not notice on your own.
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2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.

2-Day DC Grand Tour with Arlington National Cemetery.

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Explore the most famous landmark locations in and around Washington, DC on this guided, 2-day sightseeing tour. Visit popular attractions like the White House Visitor Center, the United States Capitol and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to name just a few. Then travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation in Virginia and Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard. Along the way, hear colorful stories and learn little known facts about all the monuments, statues, buildings and locations in and around DC.
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2 Day Grand Tour with George Washington's Mount Vernon

2 Day Grand Tour with George Washington's Mount Vernon

Two great tours at one low price. This tour includes a one-day Hop-on-Hop-off pass of Washington DC with George Washington's Mount Vernon Tour. Day One, enjoy a Hop on Hop Off City Tour of Washington DC with unlimited access to its 16 stops that include attractions like U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln, and Jefferson Memorials. Day Two, enjoy Gray Line's, George Washington's Mount Vernon. A fully guided tour of George Washington's former estate that includes a visit to Old Town Alexandria.
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Private Washington DC Day or Night Tour up to 11 Guests

Private Washington DC Day or Night Tour up to 11 Guests

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This Private Washington DC Tour can accommodate up to 11 and includes transportation from site to site, professional guide, and hotel pick up and drop off. During your tour, your guide share the history of the city and details for each of the sites that you choose to visit. This tour starts off heading to the East Side of the National Mall for your first stop at the United States Capitol Building (15 - 20 min stop). Then you will take the Presidential Inauguration route down Pennsylvania Avenue to your next stop White House (5 - 10 min stop). Travel to the center of the National Mall and visit the World War II Memorial (15 - 25 min stop) and the Washington Monument (10 - 20 min stop). Head over to the Tidal Basin and see the Jefferson Memorial (20 min stop) and Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial (15 min stop). Travel to the West Side of the National Mall and visit Lincoln Memorial (20 min stop), Korean War Veterans Memorial (15 min stop), and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (15 min stop).
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Castle to Capitol: Museums of the National Mall Walking Tour

Castle to Capitol: Museums of the National Mall Walking Tour

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Take a stroll along America’s ‘front yard’ during this guided, small-group walking tour of the museums of the National Mall in Washington, DC. Go on a walk on the east side of the National Mall, between the United States Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, with a historian guide, and learn about the design and stories behind each museum. This tour also includes admission to the Smithsonian Castle.
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Presidential Inauguration Preview Tour in Washington DC

Presidential Inauguration Preview Tour in Washington DC

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Walk in the footsteps of many US presidents on this tour of Washington DC. During this 3-hour experience, visit the essential locations in the inauguration process, including the parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue and the US Capitol building, where the new president takes the oath of office. At the White House, see where the president and presidential spouse host the Inaugural Ball, then continue to the Jefferson Memorial and listen to your guide tell historical anecdotes about inaugurations past. Visit the National Building Museum and the National Air and Space Museum to expand your understanding of the inaugural process.
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

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This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, for access to three separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded narration.
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