Washington DC

The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Exclusive Guided Tour

Washington, United States
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From USD 104.94

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get more from your visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on this 2.5-hour private tour. Follow your guide through one of the world’s largest collections of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. See items like Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit, the Apollo 11 module, and real moon rocks brought back form a voyage to Earth’s natural satellite.
  • 2.5-hour private tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC
  • See spacesuits, moon boots, moon rocks, and other items that have gone up to space and back
  • Dive into the history of flight, the Space Race, and moon landings
  • Learn about what it’s like to be an astronaut today
  • Choose between a 10am and a 1pm departure time
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • This tour included a moderate amount of walking

What's Included

  • Guided Museum Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 600 Independence Ave SW
    600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20597, USA

    Meet your guide outside Independence Ave SW entrance to the Air & Space museum, by the Continuum sculpture.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum at Independence Avenue SW in Washington DC. Depending on whether you chose the morning or afternoon departure time, show up a little before 10am or a little before 1pm. This is a private tour, so please list any special interests you have at time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Your private guide leads the way through the halls of the museum, telling historical stories, and stopping at famous must-see items. Some things you’ll see on this tour include Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit, the Apollo 11 module, moon boots, and moon rocks. You can also catch a glimpse of the Wright brothers’ Wright Flyer, the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft. Your guide makes a special stop at the Spirit of St. Louis, the custom-built, single-engine, single-seat monoplane flown by Charles Lindbergh.

As you pass by these marvels, your private guide tells you all about the history of flight, the Space Race, and moon landings. He or she also lets you know what it’s like to be an astronaut today. If you’d like to try the freeze-dried ice cream astronauts enjoy, you can pick some up in the gift shop (own expense).

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

National Air and Space Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: (PLEASE NOTE: The Air & Space museum is currently under massive construction and will remain as such for multiple years. This means that Many of the exhibits we describe may NOT be on display. We adjust our tour based on the changing stages of this renovation, and the exhibits that are available to us. here is a link for there website if you would like an updated list of what you may see during your visit: https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/now-view Thank you for understanding.) 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Glad we booked the small group
Joan_L, May 2023
Chris was a great guide. He communicated well in advance, made sure we could spot him easily, introduced everyone in the group and shared the history in a very entertaining way. His enthusiasm was contagious. A great guide and great person.
Enthusiastic tour guide
Jennifer_G, May 2023
Rebecca was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She made us comfortable and educated us on great history
Fantastic guided tour
Alida_C, May 2023
This tour was so worth the money. We had our 10 year old and 12 year old grandchildren with us. Our guide, Maureen, made it so much fun for them. She engaged them with questions and had so many great stories that enhanced the exhibits we saw.
Lovely host, wonderful tour.
michael_m, May 2023
Maureen was wonderful. She had plenty of history and stories with the exhibits. She made our visit even more special than it would have normally been. We hope you get her for your host. We are so glad we booked this tour.
Aerospace Museum Tour
Dana_h, May 2023
Our guide, Christopher, was at the very front of the line outside the museum before 10 am. So no wait to get in. He was very knowledgeable and these guided tours make these huge places so much easier to navigate!
Excellent Guide
Kathy_G, Apr 2023
Our guide, Richard T. Robinson III, was extremely knowledgeable. He made the tour very enjoyable. I will visit this museum again when the construction is complete.
Arlet_A, Apr 2023
Amanda was our tour guide and she was great! Can’t believe how many original products (bike, glider…) they have in 1 museum
Air and Space Adventures
Carol_L, Apr 2023
Our guide Maureen was fantastic! She guided us through decades of aviation and space history in a way that made it come alive. Grandparents, parents and kids were thrilled with the museum and our guide. I can't believe we saw the actual Wright Brothers plane.
Very knowledgeable with...
Roxana_D, Apr 2023
Very knowledgeable with fun facts. I would recommend Christopher . The booking was easy. Christopher was early and guided us through museum at a good pace.
Seeing displays from Pan...
James_R, Apr 2023
Seeing displays from Pan American. My dad few with PAA from 1942 - 1980. From the clippers, DC:3, 707 and retiring on the 747
Well worth it!
Rachel_P, Apr 2023
Richard was amazing from start to finish! My 12 year d was really excited for this museum and he loved every moment but my 8 year old was also engaged the whole time I loved the stories and picture we gained of the history of aviation. I absolutely recommend this!
Great tour
Alex_A, Mar 2023
Christopher was a great guide he was very informative. Love all the information and cool facts he would give us.
Fun information
Sandy_C, Mar 2023
Christopher was great! Super knowledgeable! He was the first one in line and we got in quick. He kept us engaged and we had fun!
Richard was a wonderful...
Martha_M, Feb 2023
Richard was a wonderful guide, his stories brought the museum to life. My grandson was totally captivated.
Great trip.
Jacob_Y, Feb 2023
Well organized, staffs are friendly and tour guide has well experience about the history. We had a great time.
Best aviation and space tour guide in DC!
Dorothy_H, Feb 2023
Richard is by far the BEST tour guide for the air and space museum. I highly recommend him - he’s personable and deeply knowledgeable about both areas. Thank you again, he made my moms gift truly special.
Up up and away with Rich
Kimberly_R, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Rich is very knowledgeable in the field of aviation. He has a passion for it. This made the tour very enjoyable, plus he is just a nice guy!
It was a very nice tour,...
Suna_T, Jan 2023
It was a very nice tour, Brenda was very nice lady and funny who made our tour more enjoyable. I went with my 16 years old son and he enjoyed it a lot too!
Nice tour and Great job Meghan
Ping_L, Dec 2022
Meghan was very knowledgeable about the museum history, and her commentary added a lot of color that would be missed otherwise. She was also proactive in organizing the guests. We have enjoyed her tour!
Meghan was a wonderful,...
Dina_C, Dec 2022
Meghan was a wonderful, fun and informative guide. We enjoyed this experience and highly recommend this tour.

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