Tours Organized by the Local Arrangements Committee

AHA 2014 ToursThe Local Arrangements Committee has organized 10 tours highlighting the historical resources of Washington, DC.  

Preregistration for tours is highly recommended. See the tour listings for ticket prices. Tour tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. Tour participants must be registered for the AHA meeting. Call 508-743-0510 to add tickets to an existing registration. 

All tour groups will meet in the Marriott's Room 8226. Except where indicated, participants with travel to the tour site by Metro. Round trip fare is included in the price of the tour. Metro is handicapped accessible. Some tour locations are a few blocks from the nearest station. Alternate transportation is available on request. Contact aha@historians.org for additional information.

Tour 1: Up Close with Original Civil War Photos
Thursday, January 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers.

Update: This tour is now sold out.


Tour 2: Tour of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and Historic Spaces in the Capitol Building 

Thursday, January 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No charge; because space is limited, free advance registration is required.

Update: This tour is now sold out.


Tour 3: The Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the Department of State
Friday, January 3, 2:00-5:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers.

Important: All visitors must provide a valid form of identification. The following forms of 
identification are acceptable: valid state government and municipal photo ID, valid retired US 
military and government photo ID, valid driver's license or non-driver's ID card, valid passport.
Please note: The State Department building is approximately 5 blocks from the nearest Metro.

Update: This tour is now sold out.

Tour 4: Folger Shakespeare Library
Friday, January 3, 2:15-5:15 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers

Update: This tour is now sold out.

Tour 5: The Freer and Sackler Galleries: The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art
Friday, January 3, 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers.

Tickets Still Available!

Tour 6: Curator-Led, Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Discussion of the Historic Thomas Jefferson 
Building of the Library of Congress

Friday, January 3, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers
Update: This tour is now sold out.

Update: This tour is now sold out.

Tour 7: Federal Preservation Case Study: Rehabilitation and Reuse of the Historic Old Post 
Office Building

Friday January 3, 2:45-5:15 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers
Attendees must enter the building on Pennsylvania Avenue, present a valid photo ID, and go 
through security at this federal building.

Tickets Still Available!

Tour 7b: The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division
Friday January 3, 2:45-5:15 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers
Important: The National Library of Medicine is a U.S. government agency, located on the 
campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Participants will be required to produce 
a government-issued photo ID and pass through a security checkpoint.

Update: This tour is now sold out.

Tour 8: Olmsted Walk: The History and Design of the National Zoo
Friday, January 3, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
$10 members, $15 nonmembers
Walking tour on hilly terrain.

Update: This tour is now sold out.

Tour 9: Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George 
Washington

Saturday, January 4, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Participants will travel by bus.
$30 members, $35 nonmembers.

Tickets Still Available!