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The National Mall Tour for Kids

Where Sheep Grazed & Laws are Made
$330 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
2 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • An interactive National Mall tour for kids
  • Led by a docent trained in visual thinking strategies
  • Smithsonian Castle , Washington Monument , and Lincoln Memorial
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12 Reviews (4.47)

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Just great! Kristen was awesome! Our kids and we learned a ton and really enjoyed ourselves
Although I generally liked our guide, the kids aspect seemed to be an afterthought. He didn't seem to engage with them the same way our previous Context guides did in Paris. His knowledge of how to navigate the path closures (due to 4th of July events) seemed lacking as well, and several questions he was not able to answer. For example, why the FDR memorial water was not working...there was a PS sign indicating a flood had ruined out the system.
Johnny definitely knows the history of his city. I was impressed with how careful he was to relay accurate information to us during the tour and how responsive he was to our questions and to our physical comfort as well. I might suggest he learn just some basics of education, specifically about helping kids make their own meaning rather than downloading all he knows. He has a few great tools, and the girls lit up when he talked about their music and the toys they knew. Learning good questioning techniques and the concept of ‘wait time’ as it applies to educators might make those connections he intuitively establishes even stronger. Thank you! Kristy