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    American Biography Tour

    Now join us for the pledge of allegiance. Please stand and put your hand over your art... You got that right! Your art! America's short history is vibrant and fascinating, and has served as the muse for many an artist. Come check out America's Biography on this incredible tour! Explore the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, while learning the history of the institutions and their respective art from an experienced art historian. You'll view the oldest federal collection of art in Washington D.C., which spans three centuries and many movements, and you'll see the works of Houdon, Peale, Stuart, Hopper, Wyeth, and others! It's time to paint the town -- oh wait, these artists already did!
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    American Biography Tour

    8th St NW & F St NW, Washington

    • Visit the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • Learn about American history, identity, and culture
    • Discuss aesthetics and trends in art while browsing through paintings that portray foundational historic moments
    • See paintings by Houdon, Peale, Gilbert Stuart, Hopper, Wyeth, and many more
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    Discovering the National Gallery for Families Tour

    Now join us for the pledge of allegiance. Please stand and place your hand over your art... You got that right! Your art! The nation's capital is typically thought of as a world of economics and politics -- but it has an artsy side too! Come check out one of the city's finest museums on this incredible tour. Explore the National Portrait Gallery and weave your way through time and space as you view works from all across the globe. During this tour you'll learn how to understand the meaning and stories behind the scenes in the institutions fantastic galleries. Your educated tour guide will discuss how and why each painting was created, and teach you how to gather information from every piece. It's time to paint the town -- oh wait, these artists already did!
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    Discovering the National Gallery for Families Tour

    6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • Visit the National Portrait Gallery, the nation's own art collection, and bring along your kids!
    • Learn about the history of European, Asian, and American art, and how to decipher the meaning of the pieces
    • Discuss aesthetics and trends in art, and the ideas and stories portrayed through paintings
    • See paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from all over the world!
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    Front Yard America Tour (The Mall)

    Let's go to the mall - today! No, not a shopping mall! The National Mall! Come learn about the nation's capitol, the three branches of government, and influential politicians on this tour! Explore the nation's capital with an experienced and educated tour guide who can tell you all of the facts, anecdotes, and stories along the way! You will walk along the National Mall, seeing the gorgeous, white marble sites of the city. Each tour will be tailored to the tour guides' specialities and your personal interests, so the tour could include a number of things, such as the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Castle, the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Monument, and so much more! Don't miss this district!
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    Front Yard America Tour (The Mall)

    East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington

    • Visit the Potomac, the Capitol, the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and more!
    • Learn about American history, identity, and politics from an experienced and educated tour guide
    • Discuss the urban planning of Washington D.C., the many memorials in the district, and much, much more
    • See historical monuments, buildings, and architecture of the nation's most patriotic city!
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    America's Collection: National Gallery of Art Tour

    Now join us for the pledge of allegiance. Please stand and put your hand over your art... You got that right! Your art! The nation's capital is typically thought of as a world of economics and politics -- but it has an artsy side too! Come check out America's Collection of beautiful pieces on this incredible tour! Explore the National Portrait Gallery and weave your way through time and space as you view works from all across the globe. During the tour you'll see works from 13th Century Italy, 17th Century Netherlands, 18th Century France, and much more! Your educated tour guide will shed light on the significance and cultural context of the pieces, and be able to answer any questions you might have. It's time to paint the town -- oh wait, these artists already did!
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    America's Collection: National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • Visit the National Portrait Gallery, the nation's own art collection established in 1941
    • Learn about the history of European, Asian, and American art, the development of the nation's art school, and the role of art in American culture
    • Discuss aesthetics and trends in art, and the ideas and concepts portrayed through paintings
    • See paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from all over the world!
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    The National Mall Tour

    Let's go to the mall today! No, not a shopping mall -- The National Mall! Come learn about the nation's capital and the creation of this historic city! Explore the nation's capital with a museum educator or public historian to give you all of the facts, anecdotes, and stories along the way! You'll walk along the National Mall, learning about the area's rich history as you visit the many white marble sites of the city. You'll even learn about the creation story of the mall, from a sheep pasture to a venue for concerts, events, and protests. Each tour will be tailored to the tour guides specialities and your personal interests, so you will also learn much, much more! Don't miss this district!
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    The National Mall Tour

    900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington

    • Visit the Potomac, The Capitol, The Reflecting Pool, and more!
    • Learn about the shaping of the nation's capital, and the history of the landscape
    • Discuss the urban planning of Washington D.C., the many memorials in the district, and much, much more
    • See historical monuments, buildings, and architecture of the nation's most patriotic city!
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    Gov Works, a Politics Primer Tour

    You haven't toured around Washington D.C.?! Well, that's just un-American!! Come learn about the nation's capitol, the three branches of government, and influential politicians on this tour! Walk along the National Mall and see the gorgeous, white marble sites of the city. Explore the nation's capital with an experienced and educated tour guide who will share facts, anecdotes, and stories along the way. Each tour will be tailored to the tour guides' specialities and your personal interests, so the tour could include a number of things, such as lobbying scandals, The Progressive Era, The Grant Administration, presidential inauguration and so much more! Don't miss this district!
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    Gov Works, a Politics Primer Tour

    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington

    • Visit the Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, The Capitol, The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, and more!
    • Learn about American history, identity, and politics from an experienced and educated tour guide
    • Discuss the country's founding documents, The Federal Trade Commission, The Kennedys, Bill Clinton's scandal, and much, much more
    • See historical monuments, buildings, and architecture of the nation's most patriotic city!
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