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Tours

The National Building Museum offers a variety of tours that explore the history of the Museum's historic home, current ground-breaking exhibitions, local construction projects, and recently completed buildings in the area.

Group Tours Group Visits & Custom Tours
Need to book a tour for a large group? Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
Historic Building Tours
Learn the history of the National Building Museum's historic home, the former Pension Building, when you take this docent-led historic building tour.
President Reagan's Inaugural Ball held at the National Building Museum.

Inaugural Ball Tours
Learn about the rich history of Inaugural Balls held at the Pension Building, beginning with Grover Cleveland's in 1885.

Audio Tour Historic Building Audio Tour
Now you can use your smartphone to listen to a FREE, self-guided audio tour fo the Museum's historic home.
Discovery Carts
Learn about bridges, arches, and more during these hands-on, FREE family-friendly activities.
Exhibition Tours
In-depth and highlight tours of the Museum's acclaimed exhibitions.
Ghost Tours
Behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's haunted past.
Self-Guided Washington Architecture Tours
Visit Washington-area buildings representative of various architectural movements and themes. 
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School Visits
Interested in bringing your school group to the National Building Museum? Visit our school visits page.