National Building Museum

National Building Museum

Today we visit Washington, D.C. for a 45-minute docent tour of the National Building Museum. The National Building Museum is America's leading cultural institution.Following our museum visit enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Harriet's Family Restaurant, located in the historic Harrington Hotel in downtown D.C., since 2006.

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Today we visit Washington, D.C. for a 45-minute docent tour of the National Building Museum. The National Building Museum is America's leading cultural institution.Following our museum visit enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Harriet's Family Restaurant, located in the historic Harrington Hotel in downtown D.C., since 2006.

National Building Museum

& Lunch at Harriet’s Restaurant

Washington, D.C.

 

Today we visit Washington, D.C. for a 45-minute docent tour of the National Building Museum.  The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment.  Jeanne Fogel, owner of A Tour de Force: Guided Tours of Washington, D.C. has this to say, “I love the expression of surprise that registers on visitors’ faces when they enter the Museum.  The interior space never ceases to delight and awe my tour clients, and the wonderful exhibits offer an unexpected learning pleasureThe National Building Museum is an experience!”  The docent guide will provide in-depth knowledge about the Museum’s historic building and exhibitions by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design.  The Museum occupies a magnificent building with a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze.  Constructed of more than 15 million bricks, the Museum houses some of the largest Corinthian columns in the world and has been the site of 17 Presidential Inaugural balls, from Grover Cleveland’s in 1885 to Barack Obama’s in 2009.  Come face-to-face with the colossal capitals of the Corinthian columns as you tour the Museum’s fourth floor, (not accessible to the general public)!  The historic home of the National Building Museum stands today as one of the great American buildings of the nineteenth century and one of Washington, D.C.’s most spectacular works of public architecture.  After our docent tour you will have 2-hours to explore the Museum on your own.  Following our museum visit enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Harriet’s Family Restaurant, located in the historic Harrington Hotel in downtown D.C., since 2006. 

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Today we visit Washington, D.C. for a 45-minute docent tour of the National Building Museum. The National Building Museum is America's leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. Jeanne Fogel, owner of A Tour de Force: Guided Tours of Washington, D.C. has this to say, "I love the expression of surprise that registers on visitors' faces when they enter the Museum. The interior space never ceases to delight and awe my tour clients, and the wonderful exhibits offer an unexpected learning pleasure. The National Building Museum is an experience!" The docent guide will provide in-depth knowledge about the Museum's historic building and exhibitions by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. The Museum occupies a magnificent building with a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze. Constructed of more than 15 million bricks, the Museum houses some of the largest Corinthian columns in the world and has been the site of 17 Presidential Inaugural balls, from Grover Cleveland's in 1885 to Barack Obama's in 2009. Come face-to-face with the colossal capitals of the Corinthian columns as you tour the Museum's fourth floor, (not accessible to the general public)! The historic home of the National Building Museum stands today as one of the great American buildings of the nineteenth century and one of Washington, D.C.'s most spectacular works of public architecture. After our docent tour you will have 2-hours to explore the Museum on your own. Following our museum visit enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Harriet's Family Restaurant, located in the historic Harrington Hotel in downtown D.C., since 2006.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
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Feb 20
2018
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