Go behind the scenes for an insider's look at Smithsonian treasures, an exclusive tour offered only through Smithsonian Journeys! This year, Smithsonian Journeys is celebrating 50 years and reflecting on the Smithsonian's mission of the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

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Celebrate Smithsonian

A Behind-the-Scenes Gala Event

4 days from $3,990

Go behind the scenes for an insider's look at Smithsonian treasures, an exclusive tour offered only through Smithsonian Journeys! This year, Smithsonian Journeys is celebrating 50 years and reflecting on the Smithsonian's mission of the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

An eye opening look at aspects of the Smithsonian that we forget about—or never knew. The range of the Institution's research is astounding! 

- Clyde L.

We thoroughly enjoyed Celebrate Smithsonian and look forward to joining a Smithsonian Journeys trip in the future. We thought the program, Smithsonian representatives, and fellow participants were all top notch. 

- Previous Journeys Traveler

This tour was very special because it brought me into the heart of what the [Smithsonian] mission is all about. Much of the history, the purpose, and the philosophy were covered and it made me appreciate the Institution all the more.

- Lydia M.

The Celebrate Smithsonian trip exceeded my expectations!

- Robin T.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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The Hay-Adams Hotel

Washington, D.C., United States

The Hay-Adams is located adjacent to Lafayette Square and just steps from the White House and Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. The property is also a short distance from the National Mall and many other Smithsonian museums. The hotel is named after the distinguished residents who previously lived on its site: John Hay, Private Assistant to President Abraham Lincoln and later Secretary of State, and Henry Adams, an acclaimed author and descendant of U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

The hotel features fine dining at Restaurant Lafayette and evening refreshments in the cozy Off the Record Bar. Your Superior Guest Room includes a seating area, writing desk, safe, and iron/ironing board. It will also be sumptuously appointed with the finest linens as well as a full marble bath with such essentials as a plush bathrobe, slippers, fine soaps, and hairdryer. You will have full access to the complimentary internet both in your guest room and throughout the property. A newspaper of your choice will be delivered to your door each morning and a flat screen television featuring premium channel selections is provided. A concierge is available to assist with any additional arrangements you may require. 

Number of nights: 3