Shows that have aired on the Smithsonian Channel include "Aerial America," "Stories From the Vault" and "Civil War 360." The Smithsonian Channel is available in 33.66 million homes in the United States, representing a 28.9 percent coverage rate, as of February 2015.
"Aerial America," the Smithsonian Channel's flagship program, broadcasts hour-long episodes that take viewers on helicopter tours of single states. Each episode highlights various cities, mountains and parks of a given state, as well as the history of that state. "Stories From the Vault," hosted by Tom Cavanaugh, takes viewers behind the scenes at various museums. The program showcases items from the collections of those museums and discusses the items with the museums' curators.