• Pennsylvania Avenue and 
    National Archives Walking Tour

  •  Pennsylvania Avenue and
    National Archives Walking Tour

Pennsylvania Avenue, White House, and National Archives Walking Tour

Pennsylvania Avenue, White House, and National Archives Walking Tour

  • Just Announced
  • Expert Tour Guide
  • U.S. History

Experience our Pennsylvania Avenue, White House, and National Archives Walking Tour.

This walking tour begins with a visit to the most famous address in the world: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. While this tour does not go inside the White House (instructions on how to visit the inside below) your tour guide will fill you in on plenty of fascinating stories about the famous history of the building and the families who called it home. We'll visit neighboring Lafayette Park and continue down Pennsylvania Avenue where you'll hear the scandalous history of this area.

Your walking tour concludes at the National Archives, home to the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The security line to get inside the National Archives can often stretch around the building and be over an hour long. With your tour, you get reserved access that allows us to skip the main security line, getting you inside faster. Your tour guide will say goodbye here, allowing you to visit the National Archives at your own pace. 

Please note that this tour will not go inside the White House. For information on requesting a White House tour from your Congressional Representative, click here

 

  • Approximately 2 hours
  • City Tour
  • Normal
  • Afternoon
    • Reserved National Archives Access
    • Live Guide
  • Adults USD $35.00
    Children (4-11) USD $25.00
    Infants (under 3yo) USD $0.00
    • The tour will meet at the McPherson Square Metro Station (Orange and Blue Line) at Vermont Avenue and I (Eye) Street NW
    • Your City Segway Tours Guide will be wearing a red shirt and waiting the Metro sign at the corner of Vermont Avenue and I (Eye) Street NW. Click here to see what the sign looks like and click here for a map of the meeting location.  There are two exits to the McPherson Square Metro Station, look for signs directing you to the Vermont and I (Eye) Street Exit.
  • English
    • Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan to arrive at the meeting point 15-20 minutes before the start of the tour. Because of our scheduled entry at the National Archives, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.
    • We will make every effort to minimize disruptions to our tours caused by third-parties. We are not responsible for any loss associated with events out of our immediate control.
    • All tours run rain or shine.
    • This tour includes roughly 1.5 miles of walking over the course of about 2 hours. Guests are encouraged to be comfortable, standing/walking for the duration of the tour.
    • Walking tour is two hours long and then includes reserved access to National Archives where guests can visit at their own pace. We usually recommend reserving 60-90 minutes to visit the Archives which may include a wait (up to 30 minutes) to visit the most famous documents.
       
    • Please note that this tour does not go inside the White House. For information on requesting a tour of the White House, click here
    • Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted on tour and will not be refunded.
    • Due to security restrictions at the National Archives, the following items are not permitted. Please do not bring any of these items with you on tour or security may force you to throw them out.
      • Knives or weapons of any kind
      • Food or drink of any kind
      • Aersols (including aersol sunscreen) ​

Tour Highlights

  • Reserved Access into the National Archives; home to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Neighorhood Walking Tour
  • The White House
  • Lafayette Square
  • Old Post Office Building
  • Willard Hotel

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour will meet at the McPherson Square Metro Station (Orange and Blue Line) at Vermont Avenue and I (Eye) Street NW

    Your City Segway Tours Guide will be wearing a red shirt and waiting the Metro sign at the corner of Vermont Avenue and I (Eye) Street NW. Click here to see what the sign looks like and click here for a map of the meeting location.  There are two exits to the McPherson Square Metro Station, look for signs directing you to the Vermont and I (Eye) Street Exit.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    This walking tour does include Reserved Access entrance into the National Archives (which can save up to an hour of waiting in the security line). During the walking tour, we take the time to stop at major monuments so you can take photos as well as hear fascinating stories from our expert guides. 

    Please note that this tour will not go inside the White House. For information on requesting a White House tour from your Congressional Representative, click here

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are required for every tour we offer. All walk-up customers will be accommodated in the best possible manner based on guide and availability. We limit our group size in order to ensure a personal and excellent experience for all.

    Due to the Reserved Access into the National Archives, we highly recommend booking in advance for this tour! 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    We welcome all ages on this tour, but please note that the majority of the 2.5 hour duration is spent on our feet! Some stories told on tour deal with real life crime, assassinations and scandals which may be inappropriate for younger children.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can occasionally be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to arrive at the meeting point?

    Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time, therefore please arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to tour departure time. Late arrivals may not be able to get caught up to a tour that has already departed.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    Our tours run rain or shine. We encourage all guests to take a look at the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair-accessible?

    Yes, we are happy to include guests who require wheelchairs on this tour.

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