Please see below for important information
We will be closed for day tours of Friday January 24th due to the Annual March for Life. Night tours will operate normally.
Arlington National Cemetery is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances for guests 16 and over. Visitors 16 and 17 years old may present a school issued identification for entry. Anyone not having ID will be denied entry. If any guest rides over on the Lincoln shuttle and are denied entry to the cemetery, they will not be able to re-board the shuttle.
We ask for your patience as this will create longer than usual delays and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Sunday January 19, 2020 the last tour of the day loads at 3:00 pm from Stop #1 from the Washington Welcome Center. Hotel returns are: 3:30 for Crystal City and National Harbor. 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm for DC hotel returns. Night tours will have normal operations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

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Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

Ever wonder if there’s any truth to the curse of the famous Hope Diamond? Or wish you could see for yourself the fossils of an ancient mammal or a dinosaur? Then step inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Millions of people come each year to get a close look at some of the world’s most intriguing, beguiling specimens that the Museum has on display.

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As part of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum offers an astounding view of the natural world, from rare gems, minerals and animals to insects, plants and other interesting items. See for yourself the amazing beauty of the Hope Diamond or the incredible remains of an ancient bull.

In its 1.5 million square feet, more than 125 million pieces are on display.

Explore and discover the intricacies of the natural world, feed a real tarantula and witness the living history of various species. From interactive exhibits to tours, educational programs and fascinating demonstrations, the museum is one of the most thrilling experiences in the National Mall.

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