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Washington D.C. - National Mall and the Smithsonian Institution - Part 2 (West)

National Mall and the Smithsonian Institution - Part 2 (West)

(17 reviews)
National Mall , Washington D.C., United States
45 mins

About the tour

Join me at the Arts & Industries Building - due to re-open this autumn - and we'll see the Western view of the National Mall. Our walking tour will also feature the Smithsonian Castle, Natural History Museum Building, the Asian Art Museums, the American History Museum and we'll conclude near the Washington Monument with a view of the African American history museum. Please note - due to security and Covid-19 restrictions, this is an outdoors-only walking tour.

Meet your local guide


Terry is a licensed professional tour guide in Washington, D.C.. She has degrees in French and tourism, geology as well as a master’s in Heritage planning and management. Terry loves showing the history, architecture, and culture of her native Washington, D.C. She hopes you will enjoy seeing Washington, D.C. and it surroundings as much as she enjoys telling you about them.

Terry has been guiding since Apr 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Washington D.C. with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Washington D.C.. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Chrissy M.

10 March 2021

Wonderful Tour

Sandra B.

10 March 2021

Enjoyed your commentary but had to keep refreshing my feed .... maybe a weather problem!

Dozy S.

10 March 2021

Terry is a very knowledgeable tour guide. There was so much to see on this tour and she knew the ins and outs of every building. This is a three part tour. I missed the first part but it wasn't a problem I'll catch it next time. First time with Terry and first time in Washington . Already booked to go on other trips with her.

Eric P.

10 March 2021

Enjoyed the tour, lots of museums to visit when in Washington.

Christine (CA Red Hatter) C.

10 March 2021

Thanks for another informative tour.

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