Smithsonian Tours by Segway

Tours Available in English and German. Please call about other languages.

Open Daily!

Tours now operated by Smithsonian National Mall Tours daily at 10am, 2pm and 6pm


• $79* per person for a 3-hour experience

• $59* per person for a 1.5-hour experience

* price does not reflect a 6% sales tax

Reservation requests can be made:

• By phone at 202-384-8516

• At our kiosk in front of the National Museum of American History

Riders must be 16 years of age or older and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds. Safety is our top priority — therefore a product orientation is provided and a helmet must be worn for the entire duration of the tour. Short on time? Ask about our 1.5 hour tour.

Groups can be accommodated and group rates are available.
Call 202-384-8516 for questions and pricing.

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We'll show you Washington, DC the Smithsonian way!

We are the only Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) Tour to team up with the Smithsonian® Institution. Our sightseeing excursion departs directly from the National Mall and we can show you DC in a way that no other tour can!

You'll enjoy the outdoors when gliding more than 5 miles to explore over 1,000 acres of the National Mall and Memorial Parks.  Along the way, you'll learn fun facts about DC's museums, gardens and monuments from our licensed tour guides.

This scenic glide begins at the National Museum of American History, which details major themes in American history and culture and is home to iconic artifacts like the original Star-Spangled Banner, Abraham Lincoln's top hat, First Ladies' gowns and Dorothy's ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz'!  Be sure to visit the museum before or after your tour.

The tour continues with gliders seeing and learning more about the history and fun facts behind the country's national treasures, including stories that only the Smithsonian could tell!

Smithsonian Tours by Segway

Did you know...

  • Buffaloes used to be kept in an enclosure behind the Smithsonian Castle, and were the start of what eventually became the National Zoo
  • The large west glass wall of the National Air and Space Museum functions as a giant door for the installation of airplanes and spacecraft
  • During the Civil War, president Lincoln viewed the Union troop movements across the Potomac River from the tall north tower of the Smithsonian Castle
  • Botanist Donna House, a Navajo/Oneida, canoed the Potomac to select plants from the region for the National Museum of the American Indian's landscape
  • Yoko Ono placed a "Wish Tree" on the grounds of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture, now being built on the Mall, will display icons of contemporary popular culture as well as artifacts from the pre-Civil War era
  • The Treasury Building is located where it is because President Andrew Jackson wanted to block the view of the U. S. Capitol Building from the White House
  • The Washington Monument is the Capital's most conspicuous landmark standing more than 555 feet tall and offering views in excess of 30 miles
  • The 36 Doric columns around the Lincoln Memorial symbolize the number of states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death
  • The World War II Memorial contains the famous "Kilroy Was Here" inscription -- a widely seen graffiti during the War -- in two different places

And, we could go on and on, but you'll have to take the tour to hear more! Smithsonian Tours by Segway is an engaging and interactive tour of a lifetime! Tours fill up fast, so call today.

Together, the Smithsonian and Segway will show you Washington, DC in a way that no one else can. Come glide with us!

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