Daily African American Heritage Tour of Washington, D.C.

Daily African American Heritage Tour of Washington, D.C.

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Daily African American Heritage Tour of Washington, D.C.

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Learn about African American history and heritage in D.C. on this fascinating tour that visits the Frederick Douglass house, the African American Civil War Memorial, and more.

The tour begins at the Navy Memorial, 7th and Pennsylvania Ave NW, and is narrated by a licensed tour guide of the city of Washington, D.C. Your guide brings the history of these sites to life with their extensive knowledge and personalized attention.

At the end of the tour, you’re given a free ticket to tour the Museum of African American History and Culture.

Duration

This tour will be 4 Hours.

Start Time

Starts at: 9:30 AM.

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ideal For

Students, Corporate Team Building, Work From Home Learning, Family Reunions.

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Where We'll Stop:

1.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Learn more about Cedar Hill, which was Frederick Douglass' home. Inside, catch a glimpse into the heroic life of a national hero.
2.
African American Civil War Memorial Over 200,000 African-American soldiers fought in the U.S. Army and Navy during the Civil War. We will stop here to pay our respects, and learn about their lives and hardships.
3.
Ben’s Chili Bowl Ben’s Chili Bowl is a prominent and culturally significant landmark restaurant in Shaw, which is famous for its chili dogs and murals.
4.
U.S. Capitol Building The meeting place for the US Congress and the Legislative branch of the US government. We will learn more about its history - and future - here.
5.
King Memorial Completed in 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial serves as a constant reminder of King's hard work, perseverance, and dedication to racial equality.
6.
Lincoln Memorial Built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, this monument was the site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's famous March on Washington and "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

Drive-By Locations:

What's this?
We may drive/walk by these locations, but in most cases, the tour will not stop.
1.
Howard University A historically and culturally significant university, and is one of the first congressionally-recognized African-American research universities.
2.
Howard Theater Opened in 1910, the Howard Theater was one of the first theaters to serve a predominantly African-American clientele.
3.
Historic U-Street U Street is an important African-American cultural and nightlife hub, which gave rise to famous musicians such as Duke Ellington and other pop culture icons.
4.
National Council of Negro Women Headquarters The NCNW's mission is to lead, empower, and advocate for women of African descent and was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
5.
Metropolitan AME Church The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is a historic place of worship with roots firmly planted as far back as 1838. It hosted the funerals of figures like Frederick Douglass, Blanche Bruce, and Rosa Parks.
6.
Mary Bethune House Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator, and activist, founded the National Council of Negro Women and continued to advocate for over 50 years as its president.
7.
Carter G Woodson Home Carter G Woodson, a prominent historian, Harvard graduate, and founder of Black History Month in America, as well as the Howard Theater - known as the first Black theater in the US.
8.
Statue & Emancipation Park Unveiled in 2003, Emancipation Park and its looming 11-foot landmark statue, Redemption Song, serve as a symbol of triumph over the horrors of slavery.

What To Bring:

1.
Comfortable walking shoes
2.
Weather-appropriate clothing
3.
Cash for foods & drinks

Where To Meet:

More Information:
If you need more information about the meeting location, please email us at tourguidedc@gmail.com.
This tour begins at the Navy Memorial, located at 7th and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Additional Information:

1.
This tour is our most popular and most booked in-person tour.
2.
When the tour is over, you will receive your tickets to the Museum of African-American History and Culture, to explore on your own.

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$80 USD

Per person ($75 / children under 12)

COVID-19 Precautions

Socially-distanced and masked tour guide.

Free Cancellations

Cancellations prior to 48 hours receive a full refund.

In-Person Live Tour Guide

This is a live, guided tour by a local historian.

Daytime Tour

This tour takes place during the morning and afternoon.

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