Smithsonian National Museum of American History In-App Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 mile
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Duration 2h - 2h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the history of the USA from Colonial days to the present, guided by the in-app audio tour
  • See, touch, and hear the story of the famed Star-Spangled Banner featured in the national anthem
  • Marvel at the John Bull locomotive and reveal whom it was named after
  • Hear about the contributions made by the First Ladies and look at the dresses they wore
  • Witness how the notion of the American Dream evolved by visiting the American Enterprise exhibit
Discover rich American history guided through the museum's captivating exhibits by your own audio tour. Keep in mind that this museum has a free (!) admission. By buying this audio tour, you don’t pay for your entry. However, you get an opportunity to explore the beauty of the museum at your own pace, following the carefully planned route, seeing the best the museum has to offer, and listening to amazing stories. The tour may be used anytime during the opening hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Start the tour from the first floor to see the American technology and engineering wonders, such as the magnificent John Bull locomotive. Then visit the Food Exhibition to learn how the new technologies transformed what we eat today and see Julia Child's recreated kitchen. Explore America on the Water and America on the Move exhibits to marvel at the early American Navy and all the types of vintage vehicles from the United States. On the second floor, you will hear the story of the original Star-Spangled Banner Flag. The third floor will take you to the military and political history of the United States. You will see the Gunboat Philadelphia and the famous exhibit of the First Ladies of America outfits. Finish the tour in the museum's courtyard, where you can see the famous abstract Infinity Sculpture. This tour is not affiliated with the NMAH but is provided by an independent creator. Entrance is free and requires no reservation.

What's included

  • Recommendations on further activities
  • Admission to the museum is free
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Step-by-step navigation through the museum halls
  • Historical photos
  • Earphones not included — bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

National Museum of American History
Constitution Avenue Northwest, 1300

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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