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If you would like a guided tour of the Newseum within the next seven days, please see our First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour schedule. NOTE: The First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour cannot be reserved in advance. Tickets are only available for purchase at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.

A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the total is due upon reservation. Full payment and final participation numbers are due seven days prior to your scheduled tour.

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Ages 19 and older.  *Maximum 100 guests
Ages 7 to 18
Ages 6 and younger are FREE.
Terms and conditions
Your private guided walking tour will last approximately 90 minutes, depending on the start time and your available time allowance. If possible, we recommend additional time after your tour or the following day (must present ticket) to re-visit areas of interest. We reserve the right to cancel tours if the group is more than 30 minutes late. Tours may be rescheduled during the calendar year pending availability. Private tours must be reserved at least seven days in advance. Payment and final participation numbers are due at least seven days prior to your scheduled tour.
Same day private tours are not available. Minimum cost for a private tour Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. is $300. Minimum cost for a private tour between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and on weekends is $450. If your group is less than 5 people, you will be required to pay the minimum cost.

Questions? Please call the education reservation line at 202/292-6650 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or email

Read more about our private tours here.

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