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We're sorry - due to the government shutdown, we are unable to run this tour. This will be available again as soon as the shutdown ends and the museums reopen.

Museum of American History Through Music Walking Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $40.00
Child (7-12) $40.00

Travel through US history on a professionally guided 2-hour musical journey at the Smithsonian Museum of American History – a must-see DC experience for musicians and music fans alike.

Discover the importance of music and its relevance to incredible historical events; from the fascinating story behind the National Anthem to the evolution of spiritual music into blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, hip hop, and R&B and uncover some of the ‘hidden’ (or not so ‘hidden’) messages in well-known songs that were used to vocalize and promote political movements.

Your tour will examine the origins and stories behind some of the best-known American songs and musicians and you’ll get to see artifacts and objects that belonged to some of the most recognized names in the business.

You’ll have time to get hands-on with some of the exhibits’ interactive games and activities, like mixing your own beats, to see first-hand how rhythms from the past made their way into nightclub and bar culture with the invention of electronic music equipment.

The Washington DC Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Museum of American History Through Music Walking Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Meeting point:
Lobby of the south entrance of National Museum of American History, underneath the American flag.

Ending point:
1300 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20560.


Reservations are required please click here and use the code: DCEXPLORERPASS


Tour begins at 1:00 PM


1300 Constitution Avenue NW
Meet in the lobby of the south entrance of the museum underneath the American flag.
Washington, DC 20560

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