Today's Guided Tours
Docent-led, walk-in tours are offered daily at two venues, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. At SAAM, the Highlights tours yield lively exchanges about American art, history and culture. At the Renwick Gallery, visitors explore unique craft objects by contemporary artists to learn about process, material and technique. All tours are subject to docent availability.
Tours at Smithsonian American Art Museum
Collection Highlights Tours
Tours meet in the F Street lobby. Collection Highlights tours are offered daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. (except the second Tuesdays of each month and all federal holidays). Special themed tours, including tours of selected special exhibitions, also are offered. Please see Calendar: Ongoing Tours and Activities for upcoming tours.
Lunder Conservation Center Tours
Lunder Conservation Center tours are normally conducted on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. To confirm your preferred date is available, see Calendar: Lunder Conservation Center Tours
Luce Foundation Center Tours
Listen online to an audio tour of the Luce Foundation Center, or call it from your phone at (202) 595-1852 (normal calling rates apply). We have over 200 tour stops that explore the scope of SAAM's collection. Listen to as many or as few as you like!
Luce Foundation Center Scavenger Hunts
With more than 3,300 artworks densely arranged in floor-to-ceiling glass cases, the Luce Foundation Center is the perfect place for a scavenger hunt! Themed hunts are available daily at the information desk on the third-floor mezzanine in the Center, or you can download scavenger hunts to bring with you or print out.The scavenger hunts are suitable for all ages, including grown-ups.
Tours at the Renwick Gallery
Tours meet at the information desk in the main lobby. Collection Highlights tours are offered Monday thru Saturday at noon (except the second Tuesdays of each month and all federal holidays). Please see the Calendar for upcoming tours.
Schedule a Group Tour
To schedule a group tour at either location, fill out the Group Tour Request Form least three weeks in advance. Tours in American Sign language (ASL) are also available by appointment. Three weeks notice is required.
School Group Tours
Tours of both SAAM and the Renwick Gallery are available. For more information, see Field Trips and School Group Tours