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Smithsonian National Mall Tours

1400 Constitution Ave NW, National Museum of American History, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
+1 202-384-8516
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Save your feet, ride a segway, and learn cool stuff

We did this tour one blustery December day and let me tell you, it was perfect for seeing the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2012
Silver Spring, Maryland
A Great Way to See the Mall

This tour from the Smithsonian was a wonderful experience. My husband was a little nervous about... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2012
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Ride beside history! Prepared in consultation with Smithsonian experts, this premiere Segway tour highlights the architecture, art, culture, and history of Washington, DC's National Mall and many of Smithsonian's famed museums. Hear the many stories behind DC's landmarks and most famous national treasures on this three hour tour. Covering over 1,000 acres of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, this is DC's only tour that departs directly from the Mall at the National Museum of American History. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. (Min. weight 100lbs, max 260lbs).
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2 Jun 2017
“came back again this year !”
13 Sep 2016
“Great way to see the mall. Segways are so much fun.”
1400 Constitution Ave NW, National Museum of American History, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
+1 202-384-8516

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We did this tour one blustery December day and let me tell you, it was perfect for seeing the entire national mall quickly and easily. Take it from someone who spent her first trip to the National Mall frozen and hungry and at least a...More

1  Thank Jess7302
Reviewed 30 November 2012

This tour from the Smithsonian was a wonderful experience. My husband was a little nervous about doing it, since we had seen other segway tours riding down the middle of Pennslyvania Avenue. He was not very excited about that prospect. However, this tour was totally...More

1  Thank Pikes525
Reviewed 27 November 2012

I have been to Washington several times before, however wanted to try out the Segway tour after reading so much about it. This one is run by the Smithsonian Institute and the manufacturer of the Segway machine. All the tour guides are certified which makes...More

Thank grouse4scouse
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Had an awesome tour from Lee that was informational for me despite my status as a local history teacher. While I wasn't super comfortable on the segway at first, Lee held a demo session on the side of the American History Smithsonian as a warm...More

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We have never ridden a Segway, it was incredible! My husband and I really enjoyed it. I was a little hesitant at first, scared I will fall or run over someone. Driving it is very easy, and Dan, our instructor was excellent in providing the...More

Thank PatriciaSalgado
Reviewed 13 November 2012

This was my first time ever on a Segway and after receiving instruction and training, it was easy beyond my expectations! The Smithsonian Tours by Segway is the only one operated by the Segway company so they naturally have the best equipment and knowledge. This...More

Thank daredance
Reviewed 13 November 2012

It was an amazing experience. Our guide Rick was very knowledgeable, and a very cool and fun guy. We laughed, he was extremely helpful and very patient with all of us and also accommodating when some people needed to finish earlier to catch their plane....More

Thank angel3010048
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Our guide, Dan, trained us in how to operate a Segway, reviewed safety info, and let us practice until we were comfortable. Then we were off like ducklings after their mother (if ducks could zip and weave), with Dan providing entertaining and informative tidbits about...More

Thank Rosivdapirt1960
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Chris and I had a great time. Rick was a wonderful guide. He knew which sites to take us to and knew the background behind each. He made our Segway tour a special event for me and my friend. Thank you Rick Tyson Erika and...More

Thank ErikaChris
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Our group of 4 had a blast doing this tour on Nov 5. Rick was an outstanding guide, the small size of group was great, headphones enabled us to hear everything he said. No other way you could see all the important sites in DC...More

Thank Anne B
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9 July 2015|
Response from Luciana B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. School will be back and it should not be so crowd. Be prepared to walk a lot.
Rob K
22 March 2015|
Response from Santiago M |
On bike tours, yes. Segway riders must be at least 16 years old, though.